Happy Valentines Day

Keep it Real WednesdayFebruary 12, 2020Happy Valentines Day Rosemary asked to write this weeks blog….with her voice! Enjoy Rosemary’s musical message of one of her favorite songs sung by every ounce of her 93 years on this earth. What the world needs now is LOVE……. Enjoy her newly made youtube channel

Sadie

Keep it Real Wednesday February 5, 2020 Sadie Last week I overhead my mother Rosemary on the phone with her best friend in Cleveland, Joy Muldoon (Sister Ann Cecile). Joy shared with Rosemary that their mutual friend Sadie from 8th grade had visited her and brought her candies and flowers for her 94th birthday. Granted, I only heard one end of the conversation but …

Cooper

Keep it Real Wednesday January 29, 2020 Cooper As some of you may know, we have a very special four-legged family member named Cooper. Cooper is a brown labradoodle who joined our family as a puppy in 2008.   Cooper was a mischievous pup that Rosemary fondly named Cujo when he was still trying to figure out puppy boundaries and manners. …

Again

Keep it Real Wednesday January 22, 2020 Again Over the weekend, my son Nick and I reminisced about his favorite memories he has shared with his Grandma Rosemary. Nick lives nearby in Boise and stops by at least once a week for hugs, snuggles and stories. He loves his Gram very much.  Rosemary has been a part of our family unit and …

Connection

Keep it Real Wednesday January 15, 2020 Connection What is it about The Blessing Bike that makes people feel happy and smile? I can’t speak for everyone, but I can tell you what my experience has been. During the last 18 months of peddling Rosemary around on the bike nearly every day, I have watched the waves of smiles ripple through …

Nosy Rosie

Keep it Real Wednesday January 8, 2020 Nosy Rosie My mother has always had a sense of wanting to know things. She calls it inquisitive and helpful; others see her as caring and sweet. I do believe she is all those things but sometimes, well, she is just plain nosy. When Wade and I were newly married we lived in a …

Favorite

Keep it Real Wednesday January 1, 2020 Favorite Over the years our family has always looked forward to the Christmas Eve tradition at the church we attend. After a beautiful service, the lights are dimmed, and everyone is provided with a candle to usher in Christmas with a harmonious Silent Night.  Once everyone’s candles are lit and before we start singing, each participant is asked to speak …

Happy Birthday, Marie Josephine Sweeney O’Malley

Keep it Real Wednesday Happy Birthday Marie Josephine Sweeney O’Malley December 25, 2019 Merry Christmas Blessing Bike friends and family, As we celebrate this holy birthday of Jesus Christ, I am reminded of another birthday that falls close to the Christmas season, and was celebrated as part of my Christmas tradition. The person we celebrated required very little out of …

The Not-so-famous nutroll

Keep it Real Wednesday December 18, 2019 The Not-so-famous-nutroll This time of year can be all about traditions: old traditions, new traditions and traditions that just sort of evolve.  When I was young, one of Rosemary’s Christmas traditions was making nutrolls. She would gather any able bodies around the house to chop a very large amount of walnuts and roll dough until our arms …

The Right Gift

Keep it Real Wednesday December 11, 2019 The Right Gift At just 14 days before Christmas, many of us are scrambling to find the right gift for those we love. We are waiting in lines for $9 candle sales, eagerly watching for the Amazon delivery truck, and searching our brains for the things that would make our loved ones feel loved …