On Holiday: Virgin Islands

With two teen athletes in my home it’s been a challenge trying to plan a week that we could all be together for some funnin’ and sunnin’. What better occasion to temporarily drop everything than to celebrate the birthday of my eldest daughter Amber on the beautiful Island of Saint Croix in the US Virgin

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High Flying Fun!

A hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday.  Hot Air Balloon rides are easy to schedule in advance and won’t take up the entire day. Plan on spending 2 1/2 to 3 hours for your hot air balloon ride from start to finish. Your balloon ride begins on the

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Tennis and Tea

I have always thought of my summers spent in Martha’s Vineyard as “civilized cultured” fun. The time my family spent in New England throughout my childhood, teen years, and even ultimately on to college in Connecticut there’s always been an element of elegance associated with this area of the U.S. These are the reasons we

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Welcome Spring!

Hey Friends! I hope you’re having a great weekend. We tackled a few big projects around the house on Saturday morning, then I got a chance to hang out with my beautiful teenager today! We took advantage of the mild weather for a fun photo shoot! Enjoy these images of my youngest daughter Kayla wearing

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Beach Picnic Fun

Munching on tasty treats is so much fun when school’s out and the weather is PERFECT!!!  We headed to a fun family hideaway for a fun weekend of blue skies, blue waters, and blue bathing suits! My Kayla is so excited to finally be out of school for summer and she waisted no time settling

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NFL Draft Experience

We were there for the THRILLING 2017 NFL Draft! We witnessed the picks, met NFL prospects & alumni, and even got to see the live selection process.  Our adventure began at Draft Headquarters AKA “The War Room” Where we had the total access to witness the owners and managers doing live prospect selections on the

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Happy Easter! 

What a GLORIOUS RESURRECTION SUNDAY we had!!!!  After a spectacular morning service at church, my kids and I visited the Gravesite of my parents and had a ton of laughs reminiscing about funny moments I had growing up! Then it was off to a EASTER SEAFOOD FEAST where we sat and ate till we were

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Josh & Kayla’s New Toy

A few weeks ago I surprised my kids with a new family “toy”!   The 2016 Polaris SLINGSHOT!!!  Ok it’s not a “Toy” at all, in face this PART CAR, PART MOTORCYCLE is quite a BEAST!!!  Let me first add this disclaimer because most who follow know that Josh and Kayla are ages 13 and

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ESPN Teen Reporters

Last weekend my children Josh and Kayla got a chance to be Teen Reporters for the day for ESPN at the SPRINT CUP NASCAR Races and the just LOVED it.  They were able to be “in the mix” with ESPN Staff, they got their own Gulf cart to ride around the international speedway for the

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7 Ways to Live Everyday Life More Beautiful

Everyday we live lives to encourage the everyday to become mundane, things like eating dinner with your significant other and taking a shower just don’t seem special.  They are routine and “routine” does NOT have to mean boring! Let me tell you how I add  BEAUTY to the everyday life and make things a bit

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