It all started when…

I was a little girl, growing up on a farm in Southwest Missouri - a dairy farm, where taking a vacation is unheard of. My paternal grandparents lived next door and I was at their house almost everyday. The only ‘vacations’ I experienced as a child was going to the lake in the Winnebago with Granny and Papa. Thus, as a parent, I vowed to take my children SOMEWHERE each year…and hence, a love of travel has grown in not only my heart, but the hearts of my beautiful daughters.

With the love of travel, I have acquired the love of books, food and most recently, painting. After becoming an ‘empty nester’ I struggled for over a year with, what should I do with my time…Although I grew up around my paternal grandparents daily, I never got to know my maternal grandmother, Grace, but I carry her strenth and beauty within. My maternal grandfather, lovingly referred to as Grandpa Bates, as it turns out, also loved to paint and was a wealth of knowledge. My only regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to visit with him and pick his brain as an adult. At any rate, I dedicate this website to Grandpa & Grandma Bates.

GraceLyn Square solely exists to make you smile, providing a service that makes your heart happy, striving to enrich your life one trip, meal, story and painting at a time.