The beginning of Love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. – Thomas Merton Advertisements
I was reading the local paper the other day, and came across a piece of fantastic news! Today is National Spouses Day, a day set aside to do none other than appreciate that significant other who, out of love and devotion, pledged, through good times and bad, to embark on this life journey with me. … More Flashback Friday – Happy National Spouses Day!
Kurt and I had an awesome Christmas! I mean, the alternative was an impossibility, due to the fact that we shared smiles with some of our Alley veterans … …and even Alley neighbors! We made some new friends along the way…. …and got a bit reminiscent when reconnecting with some old ones! We were showered … More Finally…. A Word Of Thanks
We were so fortunate to have a visit from none other than old Kris Kringle himself…..and he was kind enough to bring Mrs. Claus as well! Kids of all ages were really excited to finally meet the couple in red! Some were a little skeptical at first… …but soon realized that, The Alley, especially on … More Santa in the Alley!!
This could turn out to be my favorite day of the year! Read more about it here! Advertisements
We love dogs! I guess the word got out. We had the pleasure of petting, holding, loving on, and capturing numerous fur babies during Christmas in the Alley! Some were surprised at how focused their normally feisty, fidgety canines became upon entering The Alley! I don’t normally play favorites, but Gunner came to The Alley … More Dogs in the Alley
Much of our December was spent in the Alley, capturing images of families and friends celebrating the Christmas holidays. It goes without saying that both Kurt and I were overwhelmed by the amazing positive response we have received from folks all over the River Valley, and beyond! I thought it only fitting to recap some … More December in the Alley – Families
Standing on the football field In an old West Texas Town A scrappy bunch of kids just killin’ time I was the only girl around Grabbing the ball from off the ground And adding haste to my stride I looked behind me and smiled at him I’ll beat you to the other side Speeding down … More Ode to Peter
It had been on my “Arkansas Bucket List” for some time: Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens. I had heard friends and family rave about it – the lights, the music, the holly jolly atmosphere – for years; I have to admit I was a bit green with envy. Last December, wanting more than anything … More Celebrating the Holiday Season at Garvan Woodland Gardens
It’s hard to wrap my head around this, but last Friday, my Grandmother, Cruz Zubiate, turned 100. Yep, I said 100; that’s not a typo. It’s an amazing feat, though I’m certain that this wasn’t on her bucket list. Selfishly, I’m overjoyed that I’ve gotten to go through my life knowing that I can always … More Grandma’s 100th