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Easter at Carlton Landing 2017

No major news to report here, other than a nice long weekend spent doing tons of little home improvement projects and taking plenty of naps on the porch swing.  Most of the home improvement stuff was related to the One Room Challenge, so I’ll report on that later this week. But in the meantime …
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Archer goes on a cruise & generally hates life

Y’all. I don’t even know where to begin about the Great Expensive Debacle that the past ten days has been. I’ll do a more in-depth post on the beautiful Virgin Islands here soon, but in the meantime  As you may or may not know, we are Avid Disney Cruise Fanatics so we planned to take the Disney Fantasy
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The New Normal

I’ve lived my whole 35 1/2 years with my mother but now I have been without my mom now for almost two weeks which is every bit as awful as one might imagine. And it’s been the longest season of my life, this weird place where I’m stepping blindly, poking at everything under the brush
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Glenda.

Yesterday my siblings, Dad and I had the privilege of laying next to my precious mom, Glenda as she passed from this life into eternity on the most beautifully bright first day of February. She was ready, I think – she didn’t suffer, she didn’t linger. I laid my head there on her lap and
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