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Walking Around Lisbon with Daughter Lisbon

One of my favorite things to do when in Portugal is to walk around the old part of Lisbon.

Queluz National Palace

The National Palace of Queluz

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the National Palace of Queluz. This trip to Portugal, we were able to check it out.

Castle of Guimaraes

Castle of Guimarães, the Castle of the First King of Portugal

Castle of Guimarães brings back a lot of memories for me, as it was one of the places I visited with my husband before our marriage.

Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra)

One of my favorite places to visit in Portugal is Sintra National Palace located in Sintra.

Parque da Paz in Almada Portugal

Lisbon 2019 Parque da Paz in Almada

While in Portugal my children always love a quick visit to the Parque da Paz (Park of Peace) to feed the pigeons, ducks, and geese.

Lisbon's love notes, best mom I ever had

Lisbon’s Love Notes

My youngest child, Lisbon, and I often exchange notes on a whiteboard, and what she writes sometimes means so much, I just have to snap a picture!

Sarah's gift from beyond the grave

Sarah’s Gift from Beyond the Grave

After my youngest sister Sarah Tarr (AKA Jazzy Blue Brite) died tragically and unexpectedly at age thirty-three in Jan 2019, I had a awful struggle dealing with the regrets surrounding her death.

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon's Story Writing

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon’s Story Writing

Lisbon shares her stories for the first time.

Celebration of Life, Jazzy Style

Celebration of Life, Jazzy Style

When my younger sister died unexpectedly, we decided not to have a traditional funeral, but together with her many friends planned a Celebration of Life, where everyone wore blue or rainbow and where her fellow hoopsters would hula hoop with fire.

Kaiden and Lily

The Wedding and Reception

After more than eighteen months, my son Kaiden was able to marry Lily, the woman he fell in love with in Mozambique. Here are some pictures from their December 14th wedding and reception.