A Lively Day With My Granddaughter

When my children were little, we would pile into our little car and head to the local car wash for our “mini Disneyland adventure.”   So, today I introduced my granddaughter Ellie to the adventures of Mr. Suds in Grass Valley. Building up anticipation as...

My Christmas Message to Adoptive Parents

  Each year, a different part of the Christmas story stands out to me. A part in the very beginning tugs on my heart this year, and reminds me of the legacy you’re already preparing for your adopted child.   When I decided to pursue adoption, I remember having to come...

My Treasure and Rock-Hounding Adventures

Some of you might not know, but I have a great passion for geology and I’m an amateur gemologist!   I’ve traveled to five countries and many states for digs. I’ve collected rare gems on mountaintops while it snowed on us, crawled in dark caves with headlamps to find...