This year we made a grape vine Christmas wreath

"grapevine Christmas wreath hanging on front door"

¬†With just five days before Christmas, we finished making the wreath for the front door. Rather than pull out the wreaths we'd used in past years, we went with a more meaningful, closer to home theme. Earlier this month, on a day that felt more like Indian summer, my son and I cut long grape vine branches from the two grape vines in our backyard - vines that my grandfather planted more than 50 years ago, I'm sure. We stored them on the second floor of the garage until this morning when my … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday To My Son

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Happy Birthday to my darling son! Today, you are 26 years old. Before your day officially starts, I thought I'd spend some time with you here. To thank you for being in my life. It's hard to believe that we've come this far. I swear it was just yesterday when were living in the city, I was pregnant with you and walking my neighborhood with you visibly inside me alongside of Diamond, our very grown up, very large and imposing Great Dane. The thing about pregnant women is that the farther … [Read more...]