how to get a free coffee


(sharing just for fun, not to recommend thievery!)

1. you must have mama-brain, you must go through a drive-thru
2. order the coffee, and order other things
3. when they hand you your coffee first, take it, put it in your cup holder and forget you have it.
4. pay for food, wait for food
5. hand donut to child while continuing to wait for food.
6. when they say, “there you go, have a nice day” tell them they forgot to give you your coffee
7. receive free coffee
8. drive away



I’m seriously losing it!  This was completely unintentional I would never steal!

The next time I go I’m going to tell them the story and pay for the extra one, I guess.  That’s the honest thing to do, right?  SO embarassing.

I showed Dave and he said I should do it again, only nine times, with hot chocolate.

for Greg and Cindy


My dear Father requested and helped me choose the photos contained within this beautiful slideshow, for the occasion of his 39th wedding anniversary. Yes, on a beautiful summer day long ago, my young parents were married, surrounded by singing birds and all of their loved ones.  It was a lovely outdoor wedding, located on the family farmland of upstate New York.

Through the years, the family has grown, and more importantly, so has their love for one another.

Gather moments while you may
Collect the dreams you dream today
Remember, will you remember
The times of your life

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{this video moment} art time and tunes


{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.




I was working on dinner and just had to stop to record this precious moment between my oldest son and youngest son.

(The ending is abrupt because my phone ran out of storage.)