What is it about the holiday season that makes us take stock of what we are thankful for, become more generous, or more giving? Giving of our finances, our time, and our donations always increase this month no matter where we live. What can you plan to do or where can you give your time to impact others this season?
Where did fall go? A minute ago it was summer, fall passed in a blur, Halloween took a second, and now we are on the eve of the holiday season. Does life feel that way to you sometimes? Fast seasons and slow moments...Perhaps we can remember in the midst of this season to look around and gather others in.Read more
I am not letting the Fall season whip by in a blur of activities and wonder how it got to be Thanksgiving already. I am going to gather friends on a Friday night and let them come over to enjoy pizza and not worry after a long week at work that they have to bring something. However the evening is spent, we will have gathered together for a short while and checked in with each other. And we will all go to bed that night full and satisfied and loved. Sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Friday night.
I've been trying to reach out and check in on others more this season. Maybe a text or a note on my hello fall card. A package in the mail or a trinket left on someone's doorstep. Little ways to let others know they are thought of and loved. It's lovely any time of year, but fall is always a season of change, so even better this time of year to remind others you are there with them.Read more
Community is what we were looking for all those years ago when we were fresh out of college and deciding where to live. We didn’t even think of leaving this state, but we moved somewhere where we had no family or friends. Even though it took time, we made our family here and our lives have been richer for it.Read more
Along the Shores of Lake Erie Residents of Michigan and Ohio are infamous for their rivalry and a lot of Michiganders wouldn't think of vacationing in Ohio, except for a day at Cedar Point. But recently my daughter and I took a weekend to explore Cleveland and as we explored this city on the shores of Lake Erie.Read more
I’m not done yet! We've all seen the back-to-school supplies in the stores and have started to get the catalogs and emails, but I’m here to tell you - summer isn’t over until we say it is! We have a whole bunch of days ahead of us and I plan to make sure that we squeeze the fun and the sunlight out of them!Read more
With plenty of historic B&B's to stay in the area, short drives to enjoy hiking and farm tours, and plenty to enjoy right in town, Burlington, Vermont is a wonderful mix of eclectic art, delicious and fresh food, and beautiful views and recreation right on the water!Read more
The Keweenaw Peninsula is my favorite part of our state! With so many different things to explore - all of the historical sites, waterfalls, ghost towns and mining ruins, waterfalls, gorgeous beaches and views - you won't be bored!Read more