Cappuccino Comfort
Family links

Updegraff Trucking
Bahama Long Reach
Mark Claire’s molten glass
Katie’s beach creations
Steffi (our German daughter)

Visiting Sarah in Tucson
April 2006

At Home with the Updegraffs
photo essay

Family Reunion

                        Hogar Renacer
A collage

Happily Married Mom

    Mark and I were married on December 29, 1973.  We have three plus wonderful adult children.  I use the plus because our house sometimes teems with teens. Many have become heart-kids, exchange students, our Fresh Air daughter, and many of our children’s friends. 

    My greatest satisfaction in life comes meeting the needs of my family.

    My inspiration for writing comes from their love and support and the crazy situations we have shared.

Christ’s Apprentice

I refuel with Christian fellowship. My connections to church, Christian service organizations, writer’s groups, and mission outreach keep me grounded. 

Community Links

Extended Family

My friends

My pet projects 

Book Nook 

On Assignment

Spiritual Growth


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