Saturday, July 31, 2010


Last night I started reflecting on an old Carpenter's song.  I love the words: 
"Sometimes, not often enough
 We reflect upon the good things
 And those thoughts always center around those we love
And I think about those people
Who mean so much to me
And for so many years have made me
So very happy
And I count the times
I have forgotten to say, thank you
And just how much I love them"
Felice Mancini 
I introduced my family the day I started my blog.  So, I'll just say that this is a collage of the 15 of us:  My oldest daughter, Merrin, her husband, Jason, and their 4 children--Logan, Eliza, Lucas and Anderson;  Nate and his wife Nathalie and their daughter, Paige;  Emily and her husband, Trevor;  Libby, Cole, my husband, Terry, and  me. My desire for them is best said by T. Alan Armstong:  "This is my wish for you. Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, and love to complete your life. 
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.


  1. I love the Armstrong quote. I'm going to have to borrow it.

  2. I love it, too. It sums up just about everything!

  3. I loved reading this post mama -very nice. I love our family, too! You're the best mom ever!

  4. So precious! I love the fam.. ♥♥