Shiny American Penny

A Penny of Many

On our first anniversary I started a tradition of giving my husband a penny. It has become a penny of many. The idea was that pennies and wedding anniversaries start out the same. In the beginning both are shiny and new. Over time the shine can dull but that doesn’t mean the value changes. A…

a diamond in the rough

Diamonds in the Rough

A diamond is considered by many to be the most precious of all gemstones. The untrained eye isn’t able to see the beauty of diamonds in the rough, but understands the potential value they hold just from being diamonds. Without special tools the flaws or clarity held deep within aren’t usually obvious. Once cut and…

box of confectionary chocolates

Box of Chocolates

I don’t pay much attention to “pop-up holidays” as I call them, but I think this Thursday is one worth noting. Thursday is National Chocolate Day! Milk, dark, white they are all delicious if you ask me. Pop a cholate in your mouth and savor the sweetness. Forest Gump coined the sentiment, “Life is like…

a high flying American flag

Land of the Free

Living in Northern Colorado means that every now and then my family has reason to drive through Wyoming. Often when we do so it’s at noon. Usually, I wouldn’t take notice of something so trivial. The reason I’m aware is because at noon in Wyoming the National Anthem plays. No matter the day, location, or…

Happy Father's Day yellow background with silhouette of a father and child holding hands

A Good Father

To be a father is an honor. Good fathers are men who choose to live up to the title. They are men willing to care for and do right by a child. His actions and words come from a place of love. Space is carved out of a father’s heart and time out of his…