holidays

Finding Memories of Dad at the Antique Mall

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December 20th was both my father and my grandson’s birthday. My grandson was eight and my father would have been 86. We lost him almost four years ago in February. Today though I felt his presence wondering through the Barrel Antique Mall. I had not been there in many years. It is a cool antique […]

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American Farm Heritage Museum

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Holiday events are magical and taking the grandkids to see the lights was one of the most enjoyable so far!  My husband Keith and I loaded our grandson and granddaughter up this past weekend and headed to Greenville, Illinois.  At the American Farm Heritage Museum they offer the Winter Wonderland. Usually when we come here, […]

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The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt a Holiday Shopping Experience!

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Are you in the Holiday spirit yet?  I am! After going to the my hosted trip to the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt November 17-18, 2018 I’m ready to put up my tree, send out my Christmas cards and say “Ho, Ho Ho!” The wonderful Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt has me in the Christmas spirit.  My husband Keith and I […]

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Back to nature

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Are you thinking Christmas yet?  I know, its not even Thanksgiving yet!  But for this mom and grandma, I like to be done by Thanksgiving.  I  want to celebrate the holiday by enjoying all the festivities.  I don’t want to have to worry about  presents.  Now is the time for me to shop!  This year […]

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pumpkin patch

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Can you head from fall to winter without going to a pumpkin patch?  They offer an array of pumpkin choices! I can’t!  I have to stop. The pumpkin patch It is one of those things that makes the season like turkey on Thanksgiving, or chocolate on Valentine’s Day!  Some things just are! A couple of […]

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