She believed she could, so she did.

“Tara daydreams too much. She just stares out the window.” said one of my grade school teachers once. Or something to that effect.

It was true! Although much has changed since I was in grade school, that one part of me never has.  I wouldn’t want it to.  I guess I kind of like that about me.  <stares out the window>

The sunrise was so pretty this morning! I ran outside to take a picture.

Of course.

Anyways, back to the subject.  😉 Of course, since I’m a dreamer, I have many, many dreams.  Some outshine others and many have come true over the years.

I will share just a couple of the bigger dreams that I still have:

1. Travel (the list is long and it’s growing)

2. Write a book

Now I just need the time and money.  No biggie. 😉


~she was a beautiful dreamer. 

the kind of girl who kept her head in the clouds, loved

above the stars, and left regret

beneath the earth she walked on. ~

r.m. drake 


Dream on and dream big!




New York

I had been telling her for years now that I was coming to visit.  “Ok, honey, that would be lovely.” she’d say.  And I knew she meant it.  She would come down from the state of NY to visit us here and I would say, “I’m going to come up there.  I am.”

“That would be so nice.  We will have so much fun!” she’d tell me.

Then out of the blue I texted her and asked if the weekend of the 18th would work?  October.  I want to fly up and I’m bringing Emma.  And of course she said YES.


Emma was more than excited for her first airplane ride and I was thrilled to experience it with her.  Thankfully, we had no problems at all and the pilots on the first flight even let her see inside the cockpit.


Gram was there waiting for us when we arrived in Elmira and what a fun, relaxing weekend we had.  I am so thankful that I was able to finally get up there and also take my daughter.  I knew she would love it and would come back with her own memories of such a special time.

We visited with some of my cousins, my aunts, and my very favorite uncle, all of whom I hadn’t seen in about 4 years.  We went for trail walks and drank coffee and Gram taught Emma to play a song on the piano.  We also went by the old house on Main Street where my mom grew up.  She also bought me a garden flag, because that’s her thing, buying me garden flags.  And I love it.  It fits my new house.

Here are some pictures from our trip.










008Emma hit it off with my cousins right away and had a blast playing with them!

009My favorite Uncle Rusty came by for a visit.



And all too soon it was time to come home but we didn’t leave empty-handed.  We came back with many lovely memories! And a garden flag, too.