Every blog needs an introduction post, and this one is no different.
I was born in NYC and lived there with my four younger siblings and our mother until I was 20. I am the typical NYC Broadway Baby, I prefer to go to the theater on a Saturday instead of the mall. You are more likely to find showtunes as ringtones on my cell phone, that sort of thing.
When I was 20, I left home and joined the Air Force, where I met my husband, Big J. I was captivated by this man. It was an instant attraction, I felt at home around him, and, if I am being honest, I loved his drawl. He is, to me, they typical tall, handsome cowboy. He spoke slower and softer, the complete opposite of my family, the often loud voices and quick conversations of the NY Italian family dinners replaced by quiet, polite supper conversations. He held doors open, got my jacket for me, made sure to walk me to my dorm room at night, refused to honk a horn to get my attention, and never had a mean word for anyone. Needless to say, he swept me off my feet.
We were destined to live in the country. From the start, our life together began in the country. We met and were married in West Texas on a warm December morning. We have lived in San Angelo, TX, Anchorage, AK, Hampton, VA, Memphis, TN, and, now, Central Arkansas is home. I feel comfortable here, I feel safe raising our son here,
We are the proud parents of a wonderful young man who will turn nine in October. He is so adventurous, has no fear, inquisitive, bright, and friendly. He is the best of both of us.
Big J is a truck driver now, the typical cowboy occupation, lol, and I do all the home making things. I sew, crochet, cook, bake, read, blog, and I am learning to quilt. I prefer home made bread over Wonder Bread, brownies from scratch, and right out of the oven baked ham. Oh, and, of course, the Razorbacks, lol.
When Big J is home, the three of us will fish, hike, sit outside and watch the stars pop up, spend the day at the zoo, or drive to the ends of a back road and explore what we find out there. The Natural State has so many amazing views and hidden gems that we can’t help but take advantage of them. From the Hog Trail to the diamond mines, the beauty takes your breath away and makes you glad to be alive!

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