Faith and Spirituality, Family, Fun

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Cherish your time spent with family and friends! The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.  -Thomas… Continue reading Merry Christmas

Family, Nature, Quotes, Writing

Short and Sweet

I have out-of-state family visiting so family has been my priority this week. So this Wednesday's post is short and sweet. Next week I'll be back with some good information on making the best of NaNoWriMo. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one… Continue reading Short and Sweet

Family, Fun, Life Lessons, Quotes

Connections

I did an author reading from my latest book, Shear Murder (Book 4 in the Melanie Hogan mystery series) this past weekend. While it was fun to participate in an author event and hang with other local authors--one of them dear friend Karen Whalen who did an author reading from her new release, Peaches and… Continue reading Connections

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Writing

Women’s History Month

Oh boy! I almost missed Women's History Month. But it's not too late. Technically, it doesn't end until midnight tonight, March 31st. There are so many women who have made enormous steps forward in making women matter in society. That being said, each of us matters. Every. Single. One. But there are women I'd like… Continue reading Women’s History Month

Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Uncategorized

Oh So Grateful!

  As I write this post, my precious almost-two-year-old granddaughter is sleeping soundly in the room next door. I know without a doubt it's soundly because she fell asleep in my arms while I rocked her, while I carried her upstairs and lay her down, covering her with a soft blanket, and ten minutes later… Continue reading Oh So Grateful!

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons

Welcoming 2019 with Words

In 2015 I joined the My One Word movement. This movement is an opportunity to choose one word that best determines how you would like your life to grow in the coming year. It's much more realistic to focus on one word for the year than set New Year's resolutions, only to break them by… Continue reading Welcoming 2019 with Words

Family, Fun

Holiday Parade

Every year our city has a Parade of Lights during the holiday season. It was 30 degrees here in Denver, but the turnout was incredible! Despite my hands shaking from the cold, here are some of the highlights: The color guard starting off the parade. North Elementary School, one of the category winners. Of course,… Continue reading Holiday Parade

Family, Fun, Life Lessons

Black Friday

For every person who loves Black Friday, there's another that dislikes it equally as much. I'm of the latter camp. Shopping and everything that relates to "stuff" is my least favorite part of the Christmas season. I'll take the lights, the music, the uncomplicated joy of the season well before Thanksgiving--much to my husband's dismay--but… Continue reading Black Friday

Family, Fun, Nature

Diverse, Unique Taos

  Last week I shared photos of old cemeteries we visited in Taos. This week I want to share some photos from our time there that are not cemetery related. I am enamored with this city of all things art. However, working in the law enforcement arena, I chose to research the crime rate. While… Continue reading Diverse, Unique Taos