Thirteen years ago, my youngest was born upstairs in our bathroom. He has filled my life with funny jokes and hugs and always brutally honest truths about any and everything. He currently loves riddles, jokes, Sparta remixes, and YouTube videos. Jake - 13 years old He created his own YouTube channel (Yellowbross Productions), and he … Continue reading Happy 13th birthday, Jake!
THIS. IS. DA. BOMB!!! Dump all this in the Instapot (chop the veggies, pasta goes in uncooked, and boneless skinless chicken breasts go in frozen - could it be any easier???). You don't have to be exact. If you like more carrots, add them. More onion? Add it! Watching your sodium? Cut the salt or … Continue reading Instapot Chicken Noodle Soup
One year since I last saw your pretty face... One year and ten days since I last heard your funny laugh... One year and two days since I laid on your bed and held you, wishing your suffering would end but knowing I wasn't ready to let you go but needed to... One year and … Continue reading It’s been a year, Gramma
My oldest turned 28 today. We have spent the past four days in Chicago so we could spend time with her. It was so great, getting to see into her adult life and enjoy time together. Janeesa, 28, and Jake, 12 She has a great job, a cute apartment, a funny cat, a loving boyfriend, … Continue reading Happy birthday, Janeesa!
I'm proud of where I grew up and where I'm from still. There's something about growing up Appalachian that prepares us for anything life can throw at us. We have a culture like no other, and I keep my heart and soul rooted in it. This article I just read in Appalachian Magazine speaks to … Continue reading Appalachian Proud
Morgan and Teddy got this for me as part of my Christmas presents, and I absolutely am loving the scent! It makes the house smell wonderful all the way through the entire downstairs (72 feet long!). It's just right: not overpowering but definitely strong enough to smell it! I've used it all up this past … Continue reading Loving this scent right now!
I can't believe my little girl is 19 today. She's all grown up and living in her own little house. She has a full time job and recently earned a promotion there. It's hard to believe that she's a grown woman and not a kid anymore... Sahara and Sawyer (her cousin) on Christmas Eve ...but … Continue reading Happy birthday, Sahara!