#familyTraditions · #ftf (Favorite Things Friday) · #grandgirls · #grandparenting · #teamELFH · Uncategorized

#ftf – “The Thirty-Two Year Old Dress That Emy Made” – Easter 2021

#ftf = Favorite Things Friday (sharing about people or special things that I love – today is both!) Easter has always been a really special time for our family. We had traditions with egg hunts, hot cross buns and a few sun-rise church services! Growing up I always had something special to wear to church… Continue reading #ftf – “The Thirty-Two Year Old Dress That Emy Made” – Easter 2021

#grandparenting · #lukethomas · #teamELFH · Uncategorized

#gameBall – Spring 2021

This week we went to our first Flag Football game in over 20 years.  The last one was when Brooke (our youngest – now 26 years old) was FIVE and was a “Buckeye”!  While the girl can definitely hold her own around a bunch of boys, she was not actually ON the “team” but was… Continue reading #gameBall – Spring 2021

#teamELFH · Christmas/Traditions · family

Coming SOON – “Merry Christmas 2020″…in January 2021!

It’s January 19th – and my tree is still up. On top of that – all the gifts are still wrapped underneath. #winning We have had some weird Christmases the last three…well, now FOUR…years.  Christmas 2017 we all had the flu and by the time we could all gather as a family, we were into… Continue reading Coming SOON – “Merry Christmas 2020″…in January 2021!

#ftf (Favorite Things Friday) · #randomActsOfKindness · faith · friendship · God ROCKS! · Women - relationships · Women Rock

#ftf – Connie

#ftf – Favorite Things Friday: sometimes I write about things (but usually people) that are my favorite!                     I have this friend…her name is Connie.  While I love to claim her as “my friend”, the truth is that I love that so many others claim her as well.  She is one of those people that… Continue reading #ftf – Connie

#fiveOverFifty · #fiveOverFiftyForever · friendship · Uncategorized · Women - relationships

A Year Without Sheri – (aka: A #fiveOverFiftyFOREVER update) – June 18, 2020

Our sweet friend Sheri died one year ago today. I typically don’t use the phrase “we lost her” because we know where she is…in heaven with her Savior, Jesus. I remember the phone ringing early in the morning and Tom jumping up to run to the hospital to be with her husband. The day before… Continue reading A Year Without Sheri – (aka: A #fiveOverFiftyFOREVER update) – June 18, 2020

#covid19 · #words · God ROCKS! · Uncategorized

#UseWhatYouHave #iHadOldCardsAndStamps

We are almost three weeks in to working from home and I still don’t know what is happening.  I’m asked often, as I’m sure you are, “How are you doing?”, and some moments I know what my answer is…and sometimes I have no idea how to form the words.  This is CRAZY, right? #Covid19 On… Continue reading #UseWhatYouHave #iHadOldCardsAndStamps

faith · reconnecting with God · Uncategorized

#ItsBeenAYear – A Really, Really, Rough Year. #TrustingHimToMakeBeautyFromAshes #Goodbye2019

It’s taken me several days to post this, but after sharing it with Tom and asking him if I should, he encouraged me to. My desire would be to be authentic (with whoever takes the time to read this post) about where I am and hopefully where I’m headed…as well as to encourage anyone else… Continue reading #ItsBeenAYear – A Really, Really, Rough Year. #TrustingHimToMakeBeautyFromAshes #Goodbye2019

#ftf (Favorite Things Friday) · #loveDoesTheUnexpected · #randomActsOfKindness · Christmas/Traditions · friendship · God ROCKS! · Women Rock

#ftf -“The Most Wonderful Lunch Of The Year!”

#ftf = Favorite Things Friday (Things and people that I love and write about on Fridays) Oh, what a difference a lunch can make! Today I became officially “in the spirit” for Christmas.  I’ve been struggling this year. It’s been a year of great loss and change and my heart has felt very “Bah Humbug”… Continue reading #ftf -“The Most Wonderful Lunch Of The Year!”