Life

Heather Smith
 As our children grew and got involved in their own things, the time we had with friends got squeezed out by the driving.  Then squashed by Covid.  Then squeezed again as activities picked back up.  We used to be able to schedule a playdate with friends and even if the kids had never met, they would mix and have fun. As they grew, that got harder, so now we work on seeing each other when we are without kids. 
Milo
 I am not a fan of Santa. It drives me crazy when I see Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. 
I like to consider myself a traditionalist, Christmas season goes from December 25th to January 6th –but my friends and coworkers jokily call me the Grinch.  
Guest Author
by Antje Hill 
 The changing season reminds me of things to come!  As a child I loved Thanksgiving.  There was always food we had only on holidays such as turkey and dressing and pecan pie. That was a sure reminder that Christmas was just around the corner 
Milo
Two nights in and with barely any sleep;  I was having a panic attack. I wasn’t ready for this, my life was upside down.
Heather Smith
I probably can’t remember where I was last Tuesday at 8:45 am, but I remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2001 when I heard the news.  I remember how I felt.  I remember the images.  I remember who I talked with and how my community processed it. Time stopped that moment and then everything was slow motion for weeks on end. 
Heather Smith
While January 1 marks a new year on the calendar, the First Day of School marks a new year for most of America.
Milo
Time flew so fast; we arrived and within a blink of an eye we were gone. It’s like that every time I go see them
Guest Author
by Darlene Glasgow   
 Hi there, it’s been a long time. It’s been 34 years since well, since I was you. I’m sorry that I’ve taken so long to write but I thought it was time that I contacted you to tell you how life has turned out so far and to try share a little of the wisdom that I’ve gained over the years
Milo
A Pinterest Collection of all our recipes. Featuring Delicious Burgers and Several Summer Worthy Desserts.
Heather Smith
 If I can do this one thing.     This one small thing.   Could it save this sweet face?  Give him/her chances s/he didn’t have before? 
Milo
 It is one of my favorite foods in the world. However, I am very picky; I don’t like frozen burgers or pre-made burgers, and I only like to grill them.  As summer approaches, I see a lot of burgers in my the near future.
Over the years, I started experimenting with different ways to make the patty and different sauces. I want to share some of my favorite recipes. 
Heather Smith
It’s a question that was posed to me a few months ago and as a result, I’ve been walking every other week with a friend.  It is a time of encouragement, fresh air (although the weather seems to turn poor only on those walking days!), exercise, and sometimes general brain dumping about our lives.   
Debbie
Some days (ok – most days) I crave something sweet.  Typically, a small bite of chocolate will do the trick to satisfy my sweet tooth.  Other days, well, those times require a more decadent treat: warm, gooey, rich chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven.  Even better is a skillet cookie for two baked in my favorite vintage mini cast iron skillet. 
Milo
Once March comes, I find myself grilling a lot, and with Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I want to share some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day-themed recipes.