Celebrating My Effort

After 16 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I took the leap and went back to college. It was a challenge for me, my husband, and my kids as we juggled our already hectic schedules. After the first year of classes, I had to submit work for review in order to be...

Reunion and Hope After Katrina

In January of 2006, four months after Katrina struck New Orleans & the Gulf Coast, my husband & I left our home in Connecticut for New Orleans. We were two of many with family ties to that area who had to see & feel first hand the enormity of the...

A Visible Symbol of Our Special Bond as Family

We use the “You are Special Today” plate for the usual occasions (birthday, anniversary, etc…) but also for all those days (big and small) in our children’s life when they have achieved something, struggled with a problem, done a particularly...

Returning Home From the War

We use the Red Plate for every possible celebration! We have used it for birthdays, first day of school, 1000 day birthdays, being 100% potty trained, our children asking Jesus into their hearts, riding bikes for the first time without training wheels, anniversaries,...

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