In the friendship department, I have been extremely blessed. In August ’92, in a dorm called “Nevils” at the University of Scranton, amazing friendships were formed. The best of friendships. Friendships that – 20 years later – are still crazy, fun, sincere, unconditional and cherished. Friendships that define friendship. We have been through it all […]
The internet is filled, especially this weekend, with statuses about mother-daughter and mother-son relationships worthy of Hallmark card sentiments. This post is not much different. My mother, Michele, is the most important women in my life. She taught me how to be a kind and forgiving person, a good and understanding wife and, most importantly, […]
* This post is dedicated to my mother, Ann, and Dorothy (and everyone involved with HEC) * I went to a party this weekend. There was music and there was dancing. There were lots of friends. Oh, and endless smiles. It was what good parties are made of. It wasn’t, however, your typical “party” crowd. […]
While most girls Maggie’s age would choose to spend their 12th birthday celebration with their “besties” getting glittery manicures and bright pedicures or staying up late at a slumber party talking about who the cutest boys in school are and, of course, which member of One Direction they are going to marry, my Maggie had […]
I don’t remember exactly how old I was when my parents first gave me a key to our house. What I do remember, though, is that it is the one key that has never left my keychain. Our lives are constantly changing. We live various places until we finally settle down and drive different cars […]
“We Do” … Again! We celebrated our “1 year, 3 months and 20 days” (476 days) anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony officiated by the “King” while in Vegas last week. When we initially began planning our wedding, we wanted fun and simple. Las Vegas seemed perfect. It was second marriages for both of us […]
I figure we have another year or two before our oldest doesn’t want to hang out with us all at the mall. Until then, say “cheese” kids…you too, Santa!
This is Maggie – my daughter who came up with the name “Happily Ever Laughter.” Diagnosed on the Autism spectrum when she was just 18 months old, Maggie always seemed sad and disengaged (see photo on left). Now, while still…ummmm….quirky, she is a beautiful, happy young lady who lights up every room and has her […]