Author Archives: Ava

About Ava

I simply love life - the ups& downs, the round-a-bouts, the stops and starts, the uphill climbs and the downhill slides. It all makes me the person I am as a wife, mother of 5, grandmother, friend, follower of Christ. You can't have one part of me without getting the other.


On this journey …we have left behind the waters of the Gulf Coast, seen the lakes of Northern Michigan, beheld the evergreen and colorful beauty of well-watered Wisconsin, passed through Minnesota, the land of 1000 lakes, with its cranberry farms. … Continue reading

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Finishing well, Festus & French Toast

Lets get on the road by 7am they said. We stopped 5 minutes after pulling out of the driveway, to clear the leaking eyes, all started by my man,  yes, he man-cried …gah!             It was a slow start.  Then came … Continue reading

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Seasons,waves and wheat fields

Hey friends, its been a while, about 10 months or so to be exact! Who would have ever thought that the ebb and flow of life could so easily determine ones routine. It wasn’t until I got the “pay for … Continue reading

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What did you just say? Mash-up? Don’t you just love that word? Conjures up all kinds of mind boggles right….or not. I just love the sound of it, the inflections you can throw in there, how it just kinda rolls … Continue reading

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Heinz 57 and Grace

I think the tendency to liken grace to Heinz 57 varieties could be valid.  You know there really are 57+ varieties of Heinz products. Of course, the most famous is their ketchup. In years past a new plastic bottle emerged, … Continue reading

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Rainy days & Birds

Just sayin’ 😀

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Saturday’s …..

Slowly clambering out of bed, being careful not to wake my still sleeping hubby (hereafter to be known as my man). This was my second wake up, the first time, as I looked at the clock, I thought, “Nope, not … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Well, its finally happening! After setting this blog up a little over 6 months ago, I’m finally getting around to writing something! Aren’t YOU glad you didn’t hold your breath, while you waited to hear from me?! It’s been six … Continue reading

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