A Happy, Thankful, Picture-filled Anniversary

Today is our 15th Anniversary! I don’t have any profound words to share about life or marriage right now, but I was looking through pictures last night and they made me laugh, so I thought I’d share them. This is a total highlight reel – no hard things mentioned here. But sometimes it’s good to […]

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A Good Weekend

#1 Cherub had his PROM. He looked ridiculously handsome, and the weeks leading up to this had some of the highlight moments of my parenting experience. Kudos to #1 – he handled most prom prep on his own. But I got to be there to explain cuff links, consider the merits of bow tie vs. […]

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Sharing a Win

I told you about the Women’s Retreat. And the CFCS Gala. But I also want to share a big family win that happened in the midst of it all. Last Friday was the first night I’ve spent away from home & the kids since they moved in with us almost two years ago. We hugged […]

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My Fashion Woes

A couple of months ago, I went to Steve’s company holiday party dressed like an Amish nun. I didn’t mean to.  The dress code was “classy cocktail,” which I interpreted to mean, Like you’re coming from work, only a step up. I found a cute preppy dress from Tommy Hilfiger. It was a little big, […]

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I am so excited

Jazz hands. Leaping awkward dance moves. High fives with myself (which ends up looking kind of like a jumping jack). That’s the kind of day I’m having. And I get to share it with you, which is one of the true joys about having a blog. I’ve hit milestones on TWO major projects.  One was […]

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A Wedding, A Funeral

On Saturday, Super-G & I had front row seats as our friend re-married her husband. They’d been divorced for enough years that this qualified as a miracle. It was a break-out-the-tissues moment, and I spent the entire ceremony trying to pick my jaw up out of my lap. Because even though I knew they were […]

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Life and Death

I read the news of Robin Williams’ death last night about five minutes after Steve went to the hospital to see our friend George, who’d just been told he has only a brief time left to live. News like this reaches my head long before my heart and so I’ve been thinking a lot about […]

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A Quieter Life

We had a great weekend. Saturday, my in-laws hosted a family BBQ in the back yard. It was relaxing and fun (except when my sister-in-law’s 7 pound chihuahua made a power move on THIS DOG, who currently weighs in at 89.3 pounds. That was a little tense. But funny afterwards, because the little dog did […]

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Big Hopeful Thoughts From Our Trip to Hawaii!

I am way behind where I thought I’d be in sharing with you about our trip to Hawaii! We’ve been home for a week now, and each day I sort of wander around and do what needs to be done, but allthewhile I’m lost in kind of a reverie, thinking about God. Okay, that sounds […]

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THAT DOG 1996-2014

We said goodbye to Kylie yesterday. She had been struggling for weeks, with more tough days than good ones. Last Friday, I called and made the appointment I’ve dreaded ever since she turned 10 (somewhere I’d gotten the idea that dogs don’t live long after they reach double digits? So glad that was wrong!) Over […]

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