Christmas, Michigan 

Family Photo:Not Today Mom

We have all had that day where we are just trying to get the one shot of the kids all together. This was one of my days like that and it just wasn’t happening. We were up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsular in the small town of Christmas.  As you can tell it’s the mid-80’s by the Jacket on Chris “Members Only”.  And take a look at that boot on Santa’s foot, man is it big! I think the kids look a little scared; Todds like let me go. We had a fun filled day visiting Upper Michigan, family and making memories of us.

Thursdays Child

Thursdays child has far to go.

I am a Thursday child and this is my first post under this catergorie. Thursdays post will be anything I feel like posting. In other words Thursday post is all about things I like or don’t. Each week you will also find the poem from which Thursdays child was taken at the end of the post. This week I have choosen to share a passage from Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love:

  Our Deepest Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are poweful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves,

Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?


Your playing small does not serve the world …

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, 

We unconscilously give other people

Permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,

Our presence automatically liberates others.”

What wonderful words to live by “don’t play small”.  I actually have this up in my bedroom to remind  me often not to “play small”. I hope you enjoy and maybe find a little inspiration in it. So go out and play big and help the world around you.


Monday’s Child

Mondays Child is fair of face,

Tuesdays child is full of grace,

Wednesdays child is full of woe,

Thursdays child has far to go,

Fridays child is loving and giving,

Saturdays child works hard for his living,

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day

Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

A spring view from the skywalk at The Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan
The view was so beautiful this spring morning with the trees in full bloom. I just had to snap a few photos to share.

As I galance back across my life

I question myself

Did I remember to thank you

For what you did for me?

I wonder if I said thank you

For the moment’s that we shared

Did I tell you I loved your smile

And I loved the way you always

Laughed when you were telling a story.

Did I say I was proud of your strength?

I am in awe of the love that

Surrounded your life.

If I forgot to tell you then

I am saying it today.

I love you, thank you.


(Author Darlene Chrouch)

A day in God’s Country

Beautiful blue skies

Soft Summer sun

Water as blue as the sky

Diving off a cliff

Paddling a boat

Watching a son

Enjoying a daughter

A day full of memories

That transcend beyond

Ones lifetime

A husband’s final vacation with his family.