Encourage One Another

I’ve heard that it’s ok to go on a rant once in a while.  In fact, when researching about how to grow a blog, a suggestion that’s often given is to discuss controversial subjects.  I usually try to suppress the ranting and controversial side of me on the blog…she likes to come out with her Continue Reading…

Victory and a Nikon

Truth:  Until yesterday, I’ve never won anything in my whole life.  Well, except for when I was trying to win the $6000 Bingo Jackpot on our Disney Cruise and I won a princess calendar instead.  Chad and the kids laughed hysterically because I was so thrilled to win anything that I literally jumped for joy. Continue Reading…

Adventures in Food Photography

Soon after I began blogging I noticed that the meaning of my stories were less vivid than I imagined in my mind’s eye because I was so limited in my photography skills.  When I say limited, I mean I literally had NO skills.  I knew I had to step it up to convey the colors Continue Reading…

Girls Night

When I stop to think about the reasons I’m blessed in this life, one of the real meaningful reasons-my friends make that short list.   I choose friends that I don’t have to be someone else around.  Ones that do not care one iota how much money I make, how much I weigh, or what I Continue Reading…

A Night Out with the Boys

My boys are growing up fast.  I remember when I used to tell people how many weeks old they were when they were babies.  Now I find that I am counting the summers that we have left to camp out and take trips to Disneyland before Mason goes off to college.  Very soon I will Continue Reading…

A Taste of New England Gift Basket

On Christmas day this year, my husband’s parents came over to our house and visited with us.  We got to talking about where my father-in-law Raymond Havey grew up and what his childhood was like.  He’s from New Hampshire and if you listen really close, you can hear a little bit of that unmistakable New Continue Reading…

Life is Meant to be Lived

Today’s post is written by my dear friend Ginny, author of the amazing blog, Blueberry Bramble.  I am so honored that Ginny would write this amazing article just for Have Yourself a Time-she is a very talented writer.  Please stop by her blog, http://blueberrybramble.blogspot.com for a dose of inspiration. Life is meant to be lived.  Continue Reading…

Finding Your Purpose

Boy did I have one of those days.  I have been working in public service for thirteen years-and it’s damn hard. Between managing the ever growing caseload, to making my numbers, to getting seventeen different answers to the same question, to juggling phone calls from those in society with the most difficult situations, it’s a Continue Reading…

A Life With Boys

Oh, how I love my boys.  They are precious to me in every way. Growing up with only sisters, I didn’t know a life with boys until I had my own, and little did I know the trial and the treat I was in for. My boys are creative.  They love nothing more in life than Continue Reading…