Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010


You know you're getting old when a picture from your childhood makes you weepy and giddy at the same time. When you think things like, "I wish my kids knew what that kind of freedom feels like" and "those were the good old days when life was simple".  Of course, life wasn't simple for me and my family in 1985, but visiting my cousins on the ranch and being turned loose to swim in cattle troughs buck "nekkid"  and ride 4-wheelers and pick berries and eat them straight off the vine....that made everything okay.  We weren't afraid of anything...except maybe Uncle Mike.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Soul food & such...

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. ~ Alfred Austin

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010


, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday,Kaden!

my baby boys, originally uploaded by jenndowning.

He's the one with hair. =D

Today I'm wishing Kaden the very best birthday. He deserves it more than anyone I know. He's an amazing kid. Very smart, compassionate, thoughtful, funny, sweet as can be. I love this guy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
Annie Leibovitz

Saturday, May 15, 2010


, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Happy Anniversary, Mama Nita & Daddy Jack.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

blue skies

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Monday, February 15, 2010