It's great you can recall and record so many of your dreams, Nancy. And they all seem to reflect a rich and busy inner life. You must be going through a lot of changes and emotions during your waking life, and your dreams are helping you process it all.
Recently, my dreams have been feeling more "real" in the sense that I am aware that I am dreaming and experiencing being in a different spiritual dimension. They are still dreams, but I am fully aware that I am dreaming. It feels entirely cool. I suppose this is what some consider "lucid dreaming" but I am not trying to control anything that happens in the dream. I simply travel about observing what happens with a body that feels physical, but I remark that I must remember this when I awaken.
What happens isn't what needs to be remembered so much as the "feeling" of the other side being just as real as things are here.