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The Happiness Report #11 – My Brother Larry

Wow – what a week! Last weekend, my husband and I took our kids to Iowa to spend the week with Grandma and Grandpa. When we arrived home, I collapsed into bed only to be jarred awake a few minutes later by the phone ringing. It was one of my sisters and she told me […]

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom and 3 Bean Soup

Creamy Mushroom and 3 Bean Soup from Dine & Dish

Creamy Mushroom and 3 Bean Soup is a zesty and flavorful bowl of comfort. When you look for fresh mushrooms for your recipes this month, you’ll notice mushrooms will be sold in pink packaging in honor of National Breast Cancer awareness month recognizing the industry’s commitment to breast cancer research. Thanks to The Mushroom Council and […]

Holiday Moments and Gift Ideas

Girl Kissing Hallmark Jingle Stuffed Dog

It’s kind of crazy how memories can overwhelm you sometimes. I was sitting here thinking about Jingle, the dog that goes along with the Hallmark Jingle All the Way Interactive storybook. My daughter, Ella, has really taken to this stuffed dog. He gets buckled into seat belts, sits by her feet at dinner, snuggles in […]

Stuff – A Conversation One Year Later

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A year ago this week, I was sitting in a hospital room next to my brother, just shooting the breeze. I had learned of his diagnosis just a few days earlier, and yet, even though I knew it was cancer, I still felt like everything would be just fine. Our conversation was so completely normal. […]

Christmas Forgiveness

Christmas Tree

This time last year I was having a conversation with my husband about my family. “You know? Sometimes I think I would be fine if I just cut contact with some of them.” Of course I didn’t mean it, but I was frustrated. Each year I host our family Christmas and each year, it felt […]

Give Grace

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My brother, Larry, lost his valiant 2-month battle with cancer early this morning. I was fortunate enough to be there when he passed. Hearing his wife visually walk him “home” to heaven where other friends and relatives eagerly awaited his arrival and seeing how that led him to his peaceful final breath was something I […]

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie with Biscoff Cookie Crust – for Mikey

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I collapsed into bed, exhausted. Dealing with my brothers illness has taken a toll on me I never expected. When a family member is dying I’m discovering there are a lot of eggshells to be walked on. Am I doing enough? Am I intruding? Am I annoying them calling and checking on things when in […]