A Walk In the Park With My Girl…

Image This is my daughter – Hannah. She wanted to go on a walk the other day.

So! As soon as I got home from work, she is standing in front of me with a big ‘ole grin looking like she’s up to something.

Then she blurts it out! “Mom, can we take a walk to the park- please?”

In my mind I’m thinking… Shoot! I just walked in.

But — that quickly changes to — wait! Not cool “MOM.

So! Of course, I say yes… “even though I am exhausted from the long drive home”.

She grabs her bike! I grab my camera! “Let’s Go!”Image

As I’m walking, she’s riding her bike. Singing “you are my sunshine, my only shunshine — you make me happy, when skies are grey”

then, periodically yelling:

Mom- do you want me to slow down for you”. As if she is going so fast.


We get to the park, sit down in the middle of a big empty, freshly cut lawn. You know — Hanging out… Just chillin’


Then, we see a pair of ducks hanging out near by.


Hannah’s checking them out /// outta the corner of her eye.

‘Careful not to make any sudden moves…’


All of a sudden they walk right up to us.

(Hannah was getting a kick outta this)!!!

They walk right up! Sit down and just Chill. It was pretty cool.


I know- who cares — they’re just ducks!

But, honestly We’re kinda scared of ducks…

“Those beaks they have look pretty fierce”!

But — these two had no hidden agenda!

They were just so peaceful & calm.

They literally were just sitting there & my little “nature girl” was enjoying every minute.


It was time for them to go…





Stopping to smell the “wanna be” roses…


I love that we can do little things like this and have such a great time.

I love that she sees the beauty in the simplest things like:

-Hanging with these two little ducks

-Stopping to smell the wanna be “Roses”

-& watching the SUN SET!!!

“couldn’t of asked for a better evening- with my girl.”


Always make the time – to create memories with your littles 😀

“you won’t regret it!”

These are the moments that mean the most!



Memoir or Revenge

Inspiring. Someday, I hope to be able to write a memoir, that is worth reading. I have tons of different stories/ chapters in my life to write about… just not too sure where to start.

Live to Write - Write to Live

Memoir is among my favorite work to read and write. Apples_01
No matter how ordinary, there is something quite wonderful about a life well lived, well loved and well told. That’s a great thing about memoir; interesting stories are not the exclusive domain of the powerful, rich or famous.

Writing memoir makes you vulnerable. Like all writers, you put yourself out there as an artist, for people read and critique. When you write memoir, you also put your life out there. You invite people to read about the choices you made, your mistakes and your successes. Telling your tale opens the door to admiration, condemnation and everything that lies between.

But what about the people you met along the way? While you choose to tell your story, your family, friends, colleagues and enemies didn’t. They didn’t ask you to bare their souls or share their wins and warts. So … should…

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