Family Traditions


One of my favorite days of the year is the Fourth of July.  Not only is it a day to celebrate our country, but it is a day to celebrate family.

When the kids were little, they would decorate their bikes for the Fourth of July parade.  With the family lining the streets and waving their American flags, the kids would ride their bikes along the parade route with a triumphant smile on their faces.

For the last several years, with my husband at the wheel and his dad in the passenger seat, we drive through the parade throwing candy to the kids in the crowd.  Before the parade, we head to the town square where we sample foods from all over the world and look at the cars in the classic car show.  Then after the parade, we run home to have a bbq with our friends and family. We have hamburgers and hotdogs, watermelon and a long time family favorite, homemade blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.  We have volley ball games, ladder ball, croquet and a fireworks display after dark.

We are so fortunate to live in our beautiful country where we are free to celebrate our freedoms, surrounded by our friends and family.  Life is good.

Blessings to you.




Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog; it truly does mean the world to me.  I am so excited to be living out my dream-even as I figure it out along the way.  So here goes!

My husband, Ron, and I bought our farm eight years ago.  We’ve spent these last eight years dumping buckets full of hard work and love into our property.  It has brought us so much joy watching it evolve over the years.  We want to use this property to love and bless others.

My passions are family, decor, entertaining, gardening, cooking and eating healthy food, and blessing others.  This blog will have recipes, party ideas and menus, gardening and decorating ideas, and ways that we can give back to our community.  Through it, I hope you will share and participate as we work to write a healthy eating cookbook and create a community garden and orchard.

God has truly blessed us along our journey.  Hopefully, you will find some love and inspiration as you read my blog.

Blessings to you,