This series focuses on the bits and pieces that make up everyone's life. Events big and small impact our lives everyday. The joy of finding that perfect moment when all is right with your world versus the times when life looks it's darkest.  Each experience has something to teach us. Please join us as JD and Vin explore all the pieces that make up their world.

Previews - Joy & GinaD

Life is like a Puzzle - Joy & GinaD

Show Ribbons - Jeanne

School Bells & Wedding Rings - LaraMee

Skunked - Meredith

Budget Cuts - Chris

Loosing A Piece - Joy

Looking for a Different Puzzle - Joy

Finding Where You Fit - Joy

Interludes - Joy

Peace by Piece - GinaD

Critters -- Nancy

Curthed -- Estee

Moments With Vin & JD - Estee & LaraMee

I Do Solemnly Swear - Phyllis

The Fab Seven - Estee

Piecing Together a Family - LaraMee

Thanks for Giving Us... LaraMee

Ball Games -- Katy

I Go Out Walkin' -- Winter

Undercover Christmas - The Missing Piece - GinaD & Joy

Special thanks to LaraMee for letting us use her Little Britches graphic.
If you'd like to put her picture together click here

Torkus the Tortoise belongs to Nancy, and the Pups - Ringo and Elvis belong to LaraMee


In The Good Ol' Summertime

Things We Learned

Visits With Dr. Will

Everyday Heroes


By Jacquie Sewell (with apologies to Robert Fulghum)

1. Don't force a fit--if something is meant to be, it will come together naturally.

2. When things aren't going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return.

3. Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.

4. Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece.

5. When one spot stops working, move to another. But be sure to come back later (see #4).

6. The creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guidebook. Refer to the Creator's guidebook often.

7. Variety is the spice of life. It's the different colors and patterns that make the puzzle interesting.

8. Working together with friends and family makes any task fun.

9. Establish the border first. Boundaries give a sense of security and order.

10. Don't be afraid to try different combinations. Some matches are surprising.

11. Take time often to celebrate your successes (even little ones).

12. Anything worth doing takes time and effort. A great puzzle can't be rushed.

13. When you finally reach the last piece, don't be sad. Rejoice in the masterpiece you've made and enjoy a well-deserved rest.

Copyright 2001 Jacquie Sewell ( Permission is granted to send this to others, but not for commercial purposes.