For more proof of my porch time machine, check out my daughter in last year’s post: The Quickening: From Baby to High School Graduate in Sixty Seconds. Now I’ve got two happy graduates. 🙂 What’s your best advice for graduates? Happy Monday!     **If you enjoyed this post, you can subscribe to receive my new posts straight to your inbox. Just add your email in the space at the top of the right sidebar under my photo…. Read more »

When I was growing up, birthdays were always festive.  Check out the wrapping paper–the comics!   My mom usually made an ice cream cake, and decorated the birthday girl’s/boy’s bedroom doorway with streamers. Sometimes we celebrated at the dining room table with the “fancy” blue china. And we took photos like this:   Capturing the Wish   Looking at these pictures, I realized we captured the secret wish moment. A wish (or two), a deep breath, and then hopes are… Read more »