Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield

Listen to your Mother.  Or in this case, Mother in Law.  Well, my Mother in Law, not yours.  Unless she has also recommended Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield.    For a few months, my… Continue reading

Prayer Mountain, Dallas

How can you not love a place named “Prayer Mountain”? Especially with a view like this!! Located in Dallas, (That’s right, Dallas, didn’t you know there was a mountain in Dallas?) on Mountain… Continue reading

Where do you go to recharge your batteries?

In the weeks before a school vacation, I spend countless hours planning where we will go and what we will do.  I feel that the minute the bell rings, it’s like a starting gun. … Continue reading

Prairie Lights 5K, Grand Prairie

For more holiday seasons than I can remember, we have loaded up the car with our kids, and other people and their kids, along with blankets and hot chocolate, and set off to visit Prairie… Continue reading

Fort Worth Nature Center

Fort Worth is known for longhorn cattle and the Stockyards, but located on the shores of Lake Worth, the Fort Worth Nature Center offers visitors a glimpse into what the area looked like… Continue reading

Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

We went on a family bike ride yesterday, and today…. ouch! The place where my bike seat and my body meet is kinda sore!  So are my legs, and my arms from riding on… Continue reading

Danielle’s yummy mashed potatoes

I’m a firm believer that that my children MUST spend Thanksgiving with me when they are grown and have their own families….. I apologize now to my future son and daughters in laws, but… Continue reading


Have you ever seen a WILD BALD EAGLE?  Once you see one up close (and by that I mean up close enough to determine that it is a bald eagle through your binoculars),… Continue reading

Mayhaw Jelly from Brazos River Provision Company

I think the holidays are all about memories, and I am very thankful for the memories I have of growing up in Texas.  Like many people, the Thanksgiving meal defines these memories for… Continue reading

Hoblitzelle Camp and Conference Center, Midlothian

My oldest son, who is twelve, has had to run for a lot of things.  He has had to run after his little brother, who is always taking off.  He has had to… Continue reading

How to make a scarecrow

My four year old has outgrown his 4T jeans and cooler weather clothing, and while the majority of them are going to find new homes at our church’s Mission Center, we decided to… Continue reading

Country Critters, Alvarado

Nestled down a country road southeast of Fort Worth is Country Critters farm and petting zoo.  Open seasonally for Spring and Fall, the family-owned farm is like a visit out to Grandma’s house!… Continue reading

Catfish Plantation, Waxahachie

Where can you get catfish, and a good ghost story, too?  The Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie!  During the month of October, the restaurant goes all out to make sure you leave with more… Continue reading

Living History Days at Fort Griffin

Stepping back in time….     Fort Griffin State Historical Site came alive as they celebrated Living History Days!   Vendors dressed in period clothing display their handmade wares.  My daughter bought a “housewife”,… Continue reading

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Once upon a time, a giant pinata was filled with fossils, and hung over Texas.  When the pinata was broken, fossils rained down over what is now the Mineral Wells Fossil Park.  They are… Continue reading