And Then There Was One

Courtney, Class of 2019  :-)

When my husband and I met and started dating, we had three kids between the two of us. He had two kids from his first marriage, and I had one. So when he and I got engaged in 1999, our kids were all right in a row– ages 4, 3, and 2. We would take…

{Book Review} ‘Grey’ by EL James

Grey

Grey by E.L. James My rating: 3 of 5 stars When I heard a couple months ago that EL James was releasing another book in the “Fifty Shades” storyline that was from Christian Grey’s point of view, I immediately went to Amazon and pre-ordered my Kindle copy of “Grey.” I was excited to read it,…

We’ve got trouble… right here in River City.

May 1985 - Cousin Jessica, my sister Lisa, and myself.

The Meredith Willson Footbridge in Mason City, Iowa is a short bridge that crosses over Willow Creek, and is hidden by lots of greenery. If you didn’t know it was there, it’s possible you could drive right by it. The small bridge was named after Meredith Willson, a Mason City native who also composed one of…

Birdsall’s Ice Cream: It Feels Like Home

Chippermint & Peppermint on a sugar cone - YUM!

When I was a kid, it was always a special treat when we stopped at Birdsall’s for ice cream. Having been in business since 1931, Birdsall’s has been a favorite place of my entire family for decades.   While my all-time favorite has to be their hard scooped ice cream, sometimes I even settled for…