Monthly Archives: October 2013

Photo of the day – Oct 28

Today’s photo of the day is from my front yard. I feel like this toadstool is missing its caterpillar (Alice in Wonderland reference).



Family is everything

I have a big family. I am one of six children. Both of my parents are one of five children. I have 17 first cousins on my mom’s side and 24 first cousins on my dad’s side. We’ve always been close, never perfect, but willing to do anything for one another.

So when I met my husband, I was excited to find such a wonderful man to start my own family with. Family is very important to me. Unfortunately for my husband, his family is not close like mine is. His family is wrought with grudges, pride, and selfishness (mostly on the part of his parents and their siblings). So he was equally as happy when he found me to start a new family with. On the 21st we celebrated his 33rd year of life. We went out, just the three of us, to dinner at a restaurant he picked and had a wonderful time.




Fatherhood has been difficult for him to adjust to, especially since he is not close to his own dad, who was often out at sea (Navy) when he was growing up. He is trying very hard though to be a good dad. So far he is doing a wonderful job and has been ever so helpful in ensuring our son is well cared for, especially when I have evening meetings. Tonight, I returned home from one such meeting to find this beautiful display of love between a father an his son.


Photo of the Day – October 22

Today’s photo comes from historic St. Augustine. I’m so lucky to live by such a historically rich city. This is the Lightner Museum, which used to be a hotel.


Photo of the Day – October 21

Today’s photo of the day is the bed and breakfast on the grounds of the local Catholic retreat center.


Photo of the Day – Oct. 18

Here is today’s photo of the day. The flowers in my office are in bloom.


Long time no see

So it’s been a while. I honestly don’t know what happened. Well, life happened.

Business has been busy, which is good. Little man celebrated his first birthday in September. We took him to Disney World, and he loved it! My parents flew down from Ohio to join us for that adventure. The baby is learning to walk. He can’t quite make it on his own yet, but he cruises around the house with his little push lion.

On a sad note, my husband has become depressed, to the point where even other people are starting to notice. Please pray for him. I’ve tried to get him to see a counselor, which he did twice. Then he quit going. I miss the man I married and it hurts to see him getting worse each day, knowing there is nothing else I can do.

I’ve “gone back to school.” My boss is paying for me to go through a 3 year program for a certificate in Catholic Theology. So far it’s going well, even though I’m a bit last minute when it comes to writing my papers.

Well, since it’s been a while, I’ll leave today’s Photo of the Day with this cuteness.