we’re going to dance…

we’re going to dance…

Meg asked me what we’d be doing to celebrate our anniversary. I thought we might go to the Gagetown Fair then have supper at home. She laughed.  Twenty one years ago, Ralph and I stood at the alter with our … Continue reading

summer 2013 – sad it’s over

summer 2013 – sad it’s over

I thought for a moment that I might not go back to the city. It’s been a perfect summer. Zucchini blossoms stuffed with homemade ricotta then deep fried and drizzled with marinara I can’t blog about everything we eat. I’d never … Continue reading

I wish you enough

I wish you enough

I finally got around to packing Meaghan’s shower gifts so that they can be shipped to Calgary. Whenever I’m sending a package to the girls, if there’s extra room in the box, I’ll add a few of their keepsakes that … Continue reading

my children are not perfect

my children are not perfect

Months ago, a friend sincerely said to me, “I’m so sick of reading about your perfect kids!” I tried not to react. I tried harder not to breathe. Breathing would allow me to cry. I needed to feign professionalism; a … Continue reading

Mom it’s not my favorite.

I asked my daughter Meg if she would write a post for my blog last year. I found this in my inbox today… “Mom it’s not my favorite”.  When I was growing up, my mom would often hear those words … Continue reading

puppy love

puppy love

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since we lost our beloved little Molly. Having never owned a pet before her, I had no idea of the profound grief we would endure once she was gone. Had … Continue reading

family and friends make it real

family and friends make it real

Event planner extraordinaire, Sara Hooton with her adoring soon to be a bride sister Meg. Those smiles were pretty much permanent all weekend! Dan, Kate, Meg and Theo clowning around before leaving for a friend’s wedding. After the kids left for … Continue reading