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Jun 1

June 1, 2015

The Big Black Rocking Chair

When I was a very little girl, my family had a big black rocking chair in our living room.  I don’t remember much about any of the other furniture in our living room from way back then, but I remember that big black rocking chair very well.  When I had a hard time falling asleep my daddy would rock me in that rocking chair and sing songs to me. He would sing Rock-a-Bye Baby, I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf…

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May 21

May 21, 2015

Bridal Photographer for a Day

When my youngest daughter got married, to save money we decided to do a lot of the work ourselves.  We had planned and shopped and put together all of the invitations, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, decorations, wedding favors,  attendant gifts, the hair and makeup for all of the bridesmaids, the cake, etc.  It was a lot of fun but also a lot of work and sometimes it was a little stressful.  The food and dresses were done by professionals and…

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Apr 28

April 28, 2015

Mother/Daughter “In-Law” Relationships

In-Laws We all know the relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law can be a precarious one. There are a plethora of jokes about meddling mothers-in-law.  If we’re honest, almost all of us will admit to laughing at a few of those jokes!  Being both a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law, I’ve experienced and considered the relationship from both sides. A mother loves her son, wants his time and attention and is passionate in her desire for him to have what’s best for…

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