My name is Beverly and I currently live in AL. I've been married to my college sweetheart for 27 years and together we have 4 biological children, 1 child through our son's marriage plus 1 child through our heart so that's 6 in all!
I graduated from The University of Alabama many years ago with a B.S. in Home Economics Education. Yes, I am a big fan of Bama football! Roll Tide! My goal at that time was to teach Home Ec but while in college, I met the love of my life, Tim, and the rest is history. We married and had our first child a couple of years later. I have been privileged to be a stay-at-home mom, since the birth of our first child, something I am extremely grateful for. I did work outside of our home before we started our family and have worked some outside of our home as our kids have gotten older. I'll fill you in on those parts of my life a little bit later.
I go by several names, Bev, Beverly, Mom, Mama Bev, Miss Bev. I guess most folks who know me would say I'm an outgoing person. I love people, young and old. I enjoy crocheting some, home decorating some, crafting some, flower gardening, animals and nature as long as it's not too hot and humid outside. (I love Alabama and have lived in Alabama for most of my life, but hate, absolutely hate the humidity here!) We have 2 cats, about 22 or so fish and about a zillion birds. Yes, pictures will definitely follow as I figure out how to post them!
I am very new to this arena. I've never blogged before but some sweet friends of mine have said to me several times that I needed to write a book on my life experiences, lessons learned, growing through mistakes, child rearing, etc. You get the picture. So this is my attempt. A lot of the posts on this home page will be found on other pages of this blog. For example, if the post is a recipe, I'll also put it on my recipe page. I'm using the "Home Page" as kind of a hodge-podge for now.
You'll soon realize if you choose to read any of these blogs that I am not a true author nor was I an English major in college. I know enough to get by usually. You will find errors both in grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Hopefully, most of the time, I will remember to use Spell Check so I won't have a story full of misspelled words. I would welcome comments but please be kind if you choose to leave any. Remember the golden rule...Matthew 7:12, "Therefore whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." In other words, if you can't say something nice, keep it to yourself.
I guess that's it for now. (That wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be!) The week has been a busy one so far and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime in the near future. I'm glad you dropped by and hope you enjoy reading a little bit about the Smith clan and some of our life experiences.
Today's gonna be a good day. Hope your day in your world is a good one also. More times than not, it's all a matter of choice.
Welcome to my world... in a nutshell.