Making your dream come true

Making your dream come true

From the time I moved into our house, I thought to myself, this would be a great place to play music for an audience.  Well, it was shortly after that that I began playing ukulele.  On nice days, I would take to practicing on the porch.  My audience was only the birds...
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am looking back on my mom.  She recently passed away in February.  The last few years with her have been interesting and challenging.  However, I wouldn’t change a thing or miss the chance for all the time I had with her.  I...
South Dakota guide

South Dakota guide

Growing up, I didn’t think about where I lived too much or maybe I took it for granted as my brother would say.  He believes that you can’t appreciate where you live as much as a visitor does.  However, I love every part of this great state of South...
Sunflowers!

Sunflowers!

It’s my favorite time of year!  The sunflowers are in full bloom and it is amazingly beautiful!  I have been eagerly awaiting this for months. Thirty years ago, I wouldn’t have believed that some day, I would love sunflowers as much as I do.  Once, I...
Naming Iva’s Room

Naming Iva’s Room

As I am looking at my list of blog posts, I realize I haven’t talked about Iva’s Room.  In the whole naming process, it was probably the hardest one to name.  After all, we actually had a bedroom set from my grandma, Helen and not my grandma Catherine. ...