I feel like I’m beginning part II of my life or maybe it’s part III. The first chapters of my life would be growing up and leaving home. Not only would that not be interesting but it would be a little sad. I didn’t have much of a home life and spent most of my childhood figuring things out for myself. It made me the person I am today, the good and the bad. The next chapter was getting married young and having five children. I loved being a mom, even if I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I also wasn’t sure about how to do all the “mommy” things. I loved exposing my children to lots of activities including museums, theater and the arts. Seeing how my children turned out I think I did a pretty good job. If blogging was big then I would have blogged about creating a home, taking mommy field trips, making and sewing all things creative, and challenging my children to be the best they could be. My marriage to their father fell apart. I was married but realized I was doing everything on my own. When my last child was ready to graduate from high school I began my next chapter. I wasn’t alone for long and found a great man to share part III of my life. It was the beginning of my GRAND Life. My children are still adding GRANDchildren to our lives. Mr. B. and I go on GRAND adventures all over the world. I am able to design and create GRAND homes. Instead of using my artistic skills to support a family I now can create for fun. This blog is for me, and the empty nester who enjoyed the nest they built but are ready for a GRAND NEW DAY.