My daughter and I recently took a trip to visit my grandma in Arizona. While my daughter had met her in person once before, she was only two and a half years old and didn't really remember. Thankfully, my daughter's spoken to her great grandma over Skype a couple of times, and they write to each other here and there. Don't you just love technology and how it can keep us all connected?
The trip was also a wonderful opportunity for my daughter and I to have an adventure together and do some bonding - something we both enjoyed.
We had fun walking with my grandma, admiring all of the pretty flowers and the orange trees (which smelled heavenly), and just spending time visiting.
It was a huge blessing to watch my daughter as she and her great grandma worked on a puzzle together, went through photo albums and treasures collected through the years, and spent time together. Most importantly, I loved to see the memories they were making.
One day, we went to my auntie's house where I got the chance to visit with her and even reconnected with three of my cousins. My daughter met four of her second cousins. It was such a wonderful day!
The trip went by way too quickly, but I know it's one my daughter (and I) will remember fondly for years and years to come.
Is there a particular trip or vacation that you remember as a child that still brings a smile to your face? I'd love for you to share about it!
Here are some of the pretty flowers we saw, along with an orange tree and a serene fountain. I enjoyed taking photos!
I'm excited to announce that my newest book, Charmed by the Daring Cowboy, is now available! This book was SO much fun to write. Dare originally appeared as Grey's younger brother in I Still Do. The moment I "met" Dare, I knew he had to have a book of his own. I hope you enjoy reading Dare and Alyssa's story as much as I did writing it.
She's a landscaper on a deadline. He's a cowboy assigned to help. Will their growing attraction get in the way, or blossom into true love?
Alyssa Reid has never shied away from a challenge, but she may be in over her head this time. The single mom is juggling two landscaping projects with strict deadlines. Having her young son and an ornery runaway goat underfoot certainly isn't helping. A handsome cowboy is assigned to help her, and she finds herself losing focus in a whole new way.
Dare Jackson knows what it's like to be raised by a single mom. When the Sage Valley ranch hand meets Alyssa and her son Noah, he's immediately drawn to them. The more he gets to know them, the more he wants to be there for them both. But with every attempt he makes, he can feel Alyssa pulling farther away. He needs to change his game plan, and fast, because he's already having trouble imagining life without her.
Alyssa is afraid to trust her heart--and her son's--to the kind cowboy. Dare doesn't know how to convince her he's worth the risk. Can they meet in the middle? Or, like Hopscotch the goat, will true love escape their grasp?