The gift of memories

I received the most beautiful gift from hubs this Christmas - a video that captures some of the places we visited this year, and takes me back to specific moments during our adventures. I knew he was up to something leading up to Christmas. He had been sitting at his computer for hours and days ...

Twinkle, twinkle, all the stars…

What a night! We're in Klamath Falls, Oregon. On our way here from Crater Lake, we were driving on an unlit road at night. It was so dark that we were able to see the stars. At first, it started out as a few stars, but as our eyes adjusted, we ...

Dad and daughter relationships explained through paintings

I happened to stumble upon some beautiful watercolour illustrations made by 37-year-old Snezhana Soosh. Dad and daughter bonds are special. When I saw 10 of the Soosh paintings on the Upworthy site, it brought back so many memories of me as young girl. Image #2 brought me back to when my dad taught me how to play chess. ...

2015 Christmas bake

Another Christmas is behind us. To be honest, Christmas sneaked up on me quickly and quietly. The weather has been unseasonably warm this December, and it is our off year (we only put up a tree every second year), so the holiday wasn't at front-of-mind. I'm surprised I even managed to pull off the baking this ...