Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Life's been crazy!

I've had several requests for some photos of my oldest son's wedding.

I feel a little guilty posting since I have not posted for so long
I am over it!

So here ya go!!

Courtney & Jamie
June 18, 2011

(Reception @ our Home)


Much thanks to my sister, Dave & Emma for the Great Photos! 

What a wonderful time we had.

Congratulations to the new 
Mr. & Mrs.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hey there!

It has been so long since I've posted..... for that I am sorry.

Thank you so much to all of you for your concern.
I am doing fine and I am sorry for not explaining my disappearing act!

I had every intention of getting back at it after the holidays 
life decided to throw us a curve ball.

Right before Christmas we learned that my mom 
had breast cancer again.

That's right...... AGAIN.

My mom licked breast cancer 9 years ago!
And now she is gearing up for a second fight for her life.

My mom is very uniquely her own person!
She has her own opinions, she never rides the fence on her beliefs.
I can always count on her.
And when I think back at all that life has thrown at her I realize
she is one of the strongest women I know!

So say a little prayer tonight
as my mom gets ready to start her chemo journey tomorrow.
My priority has always been my family 
so please bare with me as my family pulls together
  to rally around my mom at this time.

When the time is right I plan to read your blogs 
more consistently
and get back to writing my own again.

  Hugs to All, 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I Did It!!

 I actually put my tree in an urn!

I just wanted to wish everyone.....
Happy Holidays!