Roughly ten years ago, my Senator had an opportunity to attend a conference in Puerto Rico, and the kids and I tagged along because, well who wouldn’t want to go to Puerto Rico, right? Coincidentally, I had met a lovely mom friend through American Mothers from Puerto Rico and she was kind enough to show us some of the beautiful sights … More Sea Life and a Senator
This week, the Senator and I did a really fun thing. We got together with my parents and hosted a little get together for a dear friend of ours, Sean Burrage, who is the President of a University in the Southeastern part of our state. Sean is a special friend who not only served in the … More Libraries & Magnolias
I have always said good people hardly ever run for public office, and why would they, considering all of the scrutiny, partisan politics and personal attacks that are endured by a candidate or office holder on a daily basis? Well, unless you are Barack Obama and immune to any form of criticism! That said, even … More House of Cards
Starting to get crazy around here again as session is looming! Last week, my Senator had some colleagues over to our house for an event. They stayed until 11:00 pm talking in my kitchen, which makes for one tired momma! I’m glad they like each other though because I think it makes their job down at … More And, they’re off!
Today was the first day of school for our kiddos. The tall guy on the right is a senior. He is my first born and this is not easy, knowing he will leave the nest soon. But, hey. At least we know that shoe polishing cars is still in style. I’m wondering how long this … More First Day
The Senator and I just returned from a quick trip to the Windy City for a legislative conference and man was it fun! We have been to this particular meeting before and it is always packed. Packed with people and speakers and meetings and events and usually in a fun city with lots of things … More Chicago
This summer has flown by much to quickly. When the roofers showed up at dawn this morning (because our poor roof has been pummeled repeatedly by recent hail storms), it reminded me of just how early my day begins when the school bell rings. I have become rather accustomed to NOT having to wake up … More Summer.