Everyday Life

New York, New York – Never Again

I have always wanted to visit New York City. The glamour and craziness – it just seemed so cosmopolitan. I had grand plans to visit all the tourist sites, as well as the off-beaten path – little, independent book stores, markets… all the amazing places you see on television. Read more…

Turkey Necks and Giblets, Oh My!

Turkey Necks and Giblets, Oh My! | Mini Van Dreams

Each year around Thanksgiving, I always get a chuckle about the first turkey I ever made on my own.  It was an eye-opening experience at the crack of dawn – one I have never lived it down.  Since then, I have made several turkeys and now it is old hat… sometimes, I even remember to […] Read more…

Jesus Don’t Make Junk

God Don't Make Junk | Mini Van Dreams

I cannot believe it has been five years since Brother Rick passed away.  Going to mom’s church is just not the same – he isn’t there.  This post popped up on my feed today and I wanted to re-share.  Every day, I still remind myself that Jesus “don’t” make junk. Read more…