Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on October 3, 2018
Sometimes we just need to take a break, whether it’s from a litany of commitments and chores or the mental gymnastics we put ourselves through on a daily basis (we know who we are) or from something as simple (and as overwhelming) as the news and social media. Sometimes, our souls just need a rest. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on July 10, 2018
As we celebrated our nation’s Independence Day last week, I was struck by the beauty that happens when we all take a break from being so staunchly in our respective corners and join each other hand in hand in the middle. Stars and stripes. Parades and fireworks. Sunshine and barbecues. For a moment, with all of our beautiful differences, we were one. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on May 10, 2018
I’ve often written about my dad, and if you follow me on social media, you’re sure to find goofy pictures of us laughing and cutting up. We have a special bond - from our love of the chocolatey goodness of a Yoo-hoo to our matching knock-knee walks to our shared wacky sense of humor. He’s been my buddy since the beginning. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on April 4, 2018
With all the news about data breaches and the latest revelations about the social media platform to rule them all - Facebook - I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching. And the question I keep coming back to is: What am I willing to trade? ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on November 1, 2017
As we welcome November and the promise of cooler weather, turkey leftovers, and family gatherings, we also enter the official spokes-month for gratitude. A time when we take a personal inventory of all that we are grateful for - from people to things, jobs to homes, children to critters. All of us have something to be thankful for, even in our darkest moments, and for many of us we can swell up with a feeling of being blessed. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on October 4, 2017
Fourteen years ago, Cowboy and I came to Glen Rose for the very first time. As big time animal lovers, we had heard about Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and decided to make an overnight trip of it. We had absolutely no idea that one little overnight stay would change the course of our future. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on September 7, 2017
August showed us the best of humanity, and through tears of joy and sorrow, it has offered us hope. We so desperately need hope. We need to believe in the goodness of the human spirit, in what unites us all - our raw, deep down humanity, our will to survive and thrive. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on August 1, 2017
The new school year is right around the corner, and before you know it we will be running headlong into fall festivals, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. And then the yearly cycle starts all over again. How is that even possible? ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on July 5, 2017
If you’ve watched HGTV at all, it seems that all of the world loves to entertain. Whether buying, selling, or renovating, the cute couple on TV inevitably declares their need for entertaining space galore because they do, in fact, love to entertain. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on June 7, 2017
Summer is upon us, and it is now the official start of bathing suit season. Yes, I know, women (and some men) all around the world are heaving a collective sigh of dread. But truly it doesn’t have to be that bad. What do I mean? Of course squeezing yourself into Lycra and spandex is bad. Of course trying to figure out high cut, low cut, two piece, one piece, straps or no straps is bad. Even the bravest of souls can have their ego crushed in a dressing room trying on bathing suits. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on April 6, 2017
We’ve had our donkeys for nearly seven years. The first year we had them, a friend said to us, “Oh how exciting, you have Jesus donkeys!” We were shocked and wondered what in the world were Jesus donkeys. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on March 30, 2017
I’m a girl who absolutely loves Amazon. I’ve ordered everything from muck rakes to rugs to soup mix. Heck, we even know our UPS man by name. Don’t get me wrong, we also believe in shopping local. Glen Rose is filled with fabulous shops and stores, and if you haven’t visited lately, make sure to go and check out our amazing town square. You’ll find adorable gifts, great eats, and make friends with the shopkeepers. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on March 1, 2017
First things first, I don’t write about politics. I was recently told I should, and let the record show, that’s not my cup of tea. I don’t talk about which side I am on, because I’m not much for taking sides. End of story. But I do love to write about the critters, and I’m always amazed at what we can learn from our critter friends. ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on February 2, 2017
I got a text from Cowboy last week that said, “Happy National Spouses Day!” To which, I replied, “Who knew!” And my quick-witted better half quickly typed back, “Evidently I did.” ... Keep reading.
Featured in the Glen Rose Reporter on January 7, 2017
I’m a consummate list maker. Heck, even my lists have lists. To be fair, I come by this trait honestly, as my momma is probably one of the most organized people I know. ... Keep reading.