Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The smells from the kitchen, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV, listening to the kids run around and play while they wait for this food (that is taking forever and I'm going to die waiting any longer!!!). It takes me back to my childhood and all… Continue reading Traditional Or Non
Today in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan and several European Nations we celebrate our Mother's. The women who gave birth to us or who didn't but they raised us. The women who sacrificed so much to see us succeed in our lives. We all celebrate differently in our countries… Continue reading A Special Day
20 years ago I made the choice that I was going to join one of the most honorable and noble professions in existence today, I was going to become a Nurse. Seven years later as I walked down to the podium and accepted my degree in Nursing I have done my best to live up… Continue reading It’s An Honor
This Easter has been different than in years past. This was the first Easter Sunday that I celebrated without my parents in town. Which, until today, did not seem like a big deal but it was. I woke up this morning and realized I didn't have plans and didn't have the desire to make them… Continue reading Gathering Memories
My post on Christmas felt a little small to me for all The things that happened but it has taken a couple days for me to sort out my jumble of thoughts. This Christmas held a couple firsts for me and my family as well continued traditions. First, when I was 16 I placed a… Continue reading ?Jumbled¿
Our Christmas was full of traveling from Central Oregon to Portland to Monmouth but it was worth it. To see the faces of happinesses and joy this morning. Merry Christmas to one and all!!!!
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. ~ Bob Hope
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon. ~ Deborah Whipp