Sisterly Fun & Entertaining Extended Family

Sisterly Fun & Entertaining Extended Family

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. ~Author Unknown We had 20 family and extended family members over for dinner last night. It had been a long time since we had all gotten together and we had some birthdays to celebrate. Life gets so crazy with...

Mother’s Day 2007: My Mom, Millie!

Mother’s Day 2007: My Mom, Millie!

My son, Elliot, asked me this morning how it feels to be called Mom. That question pierced my heart as I looked into his blue eyes and answered him. I love his teenage sensibility and questions that go deep. I love the way he puts his arms around me and...

Feeding Teachers

Feeding Teachers

Today a group of us moms will take lunch to school to feed the wonderful support staff and teachers at our kids’ school. I’m bringing a salad. The Moms In Touch group organizes this, and it’s a real treat for the teachers! I love sharing and showing hospitality this...

Northern Wales and England

Northern Wales and England

The last part of our trip was filled with even more hospitality experiences as we toured through Northern Wales and England. Most of you know that my husband is the author of No More Christian Nice Guy, and was invited to speak throughout England. We stayed in Colwyn Bay...

More Ireland …

More Ireland …

More photos from Glendalough … Dinner after hiking through the Wicklow mountains. One of Uncle Gabriel’s work of art! Irish living room! Uncles who feel the rhythm of the city! What use to be Uncle Gabe’s art gallery downtown. More downtown, Grafton Street. Irish Market. Where Paul’s Mom grew...

Irish Family

Irish Family

Fantastic! That is the word that sums up our 2-week visit to Dublin, North Wales and England. It was more than we could have ever imagined. The hospitality was out of this world. Another word used by Europeans – “spectacular” or “terrific!” The virtue of hospitality, in itself, is...

On Holiday!

On Holiday!

Hey Friends — I’m over in Ireland, Wales and London. I’ll be back soon with some exciting insights into European hospitality! (photo above taken on Grafton Street, downtown Dublin)

Life is a Cup …

Life is a Cup …

Life is a cup to be filled, not drained. (anonymous)There’s something about a tea party that brings out the best in people – attitudes and behaviors. We give a little more. We think a little more. We reflect and share softly with other, drawing each other close. Tea parties...