It’s Barkbox day!

My dog is so spoiled… Is $21.00 per month worth it? Let’s see…

She is so happy to get a new box of goodies to destroy each month!

All of of this good stuff… It’s like Christmas once a month!

… And we have a new favorite!

Yes… I give Barkbox five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So does Daisy!

Happy Independence Day!

The 4th of July has always been a favorite of mine…  Wonderful fireworks all around Northern Michigan!  But there’s more reasons that its a favorite.

Happy Boat Dogs

img_6635My favorite wine and a sunset on the water!img_6637Boat time with friends and familyimg_6644Dinner served boatside

img_6656Beautiful sunsetimg_6659My happy place… the captains chair on my pontooon!img_6662Patriotic Boaters

Beautiful skylines and warm nights!

img_6673Beautiful clean clear watersimg_6674Splashing through THE Sandbar… yes…  It’s the world famous Torch Lake Sand Bar.  This is where I grew up… and where I celebrate the freedom of our country every year.   img_6676

Enjoy every minute, and appreciate whats around!  Never take these things for granted.  It’s all great!

Happy Birthday America!

Welcome to this thing I call my life… :)

I grew up in idealistic small town America, aka Elk Rapids, Michigan.  This place is known for its beautiful Caribbean blue water lakes, friendly neighborhoods, and educational excellence (maybe I’m just a little biased on those opinions… ).  My best friends still live there, just as I live close to the area.  The cold gloomy winters drive me crazy, but the rest of the seasons are simply amazing!  The friends from here who have moved away, all come back in the best of seasons for visits.  We all gather in town for fun and laughter…  these are the kind of friendships that last a lifetime.

Of course, there are other parts of my life that are great too…  and I assure you throughout this blog process, I will definitely write about them… and post pictures!  I love taking pictures, so be on the lookout for some fun photo’s!  I’ve become addicted to travel and learning as much about the places I go as I can.  This years adventures include Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, Greenville, NC, and of course, the Southern Tier of New York, where my family business has a remote office.  Of course, in the winter season, I may have to slip in a week or two of the glorious sunshine in the Southwest Florida region as well!

Is my life perfect?  Absolutely not… and on occasion, I may be inclined to write about those imperfections.  Just a heads up…  I occasionally suffer from situational depression and general anxiety.  I have my coping mechanisms, which usually consist of the “grab life head on and shake it as hard as you can” method.  Sometimes I piss people off… sometimes people piss me off… It’s life!  All you can do is be the best person you can be the next day when you wake up.