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Creating An Oasis

Creating An Oasis

Jun 1, 2012

We have always had a tiny back yard.  Our lot butts up against the neighbors with only 25 feet separating our homes.  We had some mature trees and bushes which helped to provide some privacy and shade, but only a small concrete walkway and a 10′ x10′ brink patio we put in when the kids were little. The rest of the ground was covered with small...

Our 100,000th Visitor

Our 100,000th Visitor

Apr 6, 2012

“More trains than you can keep track of!”   That’s the slogan at the Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center in North Platte, Nebraska, where I am blessed to have an exciting part-time job since I became an empty nester.  Each day, I have the opportunity to welcome visitors from all over the world to our great community.  In May, I...

CASA Changes Lives

CASA Changes Lives

Feb 9, 2012

Many empty nesters are searching for an opportunity to provide meaningful volunteer service in their communities. They seek a hands on experience in a safe environment.  Folks seek something more than to simply attend charity events. While fundraising is essential, many empty nesters seek more personal involvement in their volunteer work. As a judicial officer...

The Holiday Project

The Holiday Project

Dec 5, 2011

Did you know that only 40% of those in medical institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, V.A. hospitals and others receive visitors at the holidays?  We are highlighting several ways of giving over this holiday season.  Maybe when your family comes into town for Christmas or Hanukkah, you can plan an outing of giving and sharing God’s love to those...

ENA Launch Party

ENA Launch Party

Oct 1, 2011

Official Launch Party Took Place!   Saturday, October 1, 2011 Thanks to everyone (in person and virtually) for sharing this exciting launch of Empty Nester Adventures with us.  Family, friends and neighbors celebrated with us at our home as we enjoyed desserts together and shared great insights for future topics!  We so appreciated everyone’s support...

On the Bookshelf

On the Bookshelf

Sep 28, 2011

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~James Bryce       Read a good book lately from your bookshelf (or maybe your kindle)?  Share it with us. Want to review a book?  Jump in on the comments here or on our forum.     I recently read The Help and then saw the movie.  Being from the South, it brought...