Tulip Time Festival

Tulip Time Festival

Last Saturday, my daughter had the opportunity to participate in Tulip Time in Pella, IA with her high school marching band. She’s a member of the flags team – and looks awesome while performing. The day was going to be a long one. She had one parade in...
Tiny Japanese Girl

Tiny Japanese Girl

My sister introduced me to this song/video quite a while ago and it recently came to mind. One of the forums I entertain myself with on the wonderful interwebs has a monthly avatar theme. This month’s avatar theme was “Show off your best gigantic...

My motivation is lost. Have you seen it?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. Thinking and not doing. Thinking about writing, inspired with ideas for jewelry, considering thoughts about rebuilding our business website and getting back into designing websites. But, it’s all been Thinking and...
Honeymoons and Pirates

Honeymoons and Pirates

Consider this my journal of my honeymoon. If you think it needs a tl;dr, then basically it boils down to this: I sailed on my first ship ever – in the ocean – and it was a pirate ship; St. Lucia is a truly beautiful island; and I want to go back. Like next...
The music of childhood memories

The music of childhood memories

When I was six or seven years old, I came home from church one Sunday after spending time in the nursery with the other kids. I had been playing Mary Had a Little Lamb on one of those brightly colored xylophones. It was so much fun. I kept hitting the little slats...
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