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Pictures on a Treelined Path

There’s a treelined path at the YMCA  field where my kids play soccer. I didn’t notice it until a week or so ago. It’s absolutely beautiful this time of year. You should totally go and see it before winter leaves us all cursing and hoping for an early spring. It’s located...

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Creative Thanksgiving Party Idea

Styrofoam Greeting is a great Thanksgiving party idea! Are you looking for a unique Thanksgiving party idea — a fun way to welcome your guests to your autumn table? These spray-painted Styrofoam cups stuck in a chain link fence spell Happy Thanksgiving. What a fun Thanksgiving craft idea for...

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Falling Leaves in Oklahoma

There’s not been an autumn when so many yellow leaves have fallen and still so many green leaves were left on the trees. Winters can be pretty brutal in Oklahoma. We’ve been known to have horrible ice storms. Spring can be scary, too, with all the tornadoes. And, there’s been a...

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Heritage Hills in Autumn

My sweet little girl Bridgy brought me a handful of autumn goodies she collected yesterday in Heritage Hills, our Oklahoma City neighborhood. She found all these things on the grounds of the Overholser Mansion. I showed her how to make a fall color palette from all the things she found. She was...

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Horn Seed Open House, November 6-7

Horn Seed’s Christmas Open House has become a tradition for our family. Here are some pictures from our trip today. The kids have each picked out an ornament every year since December 2005. We picked one out for Bridgy when I was still pregnant with her. That means this year, we’ll...

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Oktoberfest and Rosary Run

Fall is by far my favorite season. I love it so much, and it’s so perfect in Oklahoma. If I could, I’d slice and serve pieces of the Harvest Moon for the whole world to eat. Yesterday, we attended the annual Oktoberfest at Juliette’s school here in Oklahoma City. It was great...

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this summer

The following is a poem in the shape of an ice cream cone. Well, sort of. This is an example of ASCII art. this summer, i promise to gripe less about flies that find their way into the house because of kids leaving the back door open. i promise to worry less about mosquitoes carrying west nile...

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Sledding in OKC on the Okie Toboggan

Who needs fancy ski slopes and fancy equipment when you’ve got a cardboard box and a steep driveway? Talk about Generation X frugality. Once, I took my youngest skiing in Breckenridge. This was way more fun and cheaper, too. Ha! There’s probably no better place to have fun than right...

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