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An Outdoor Spring Garden Party

We like to party and by party I mean hang out at home with friends and family and eat. Home is our favorite place to party and since indoor space is limited we decided to take advantage of the mild weather and gather outside. Our yard normally looks like this. Pretty but not very party-like….

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Countdown to 48

One month from today I’ll be 48. Age has never been much more than a number for me but I’ve probably thought about this birthday more than any other. Here are a few reasons why I think this birthday feels different: First, the awareness that my life is probably half-way over. I’m hoping to see…

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New Year’s {Revolution}

I love the AT & T  “It’s not complicated” commercials. My favorite is this one. Go ahead and click to watch it. It’s short. And funny. Speaking of candy… I saw this list and decided it would be my Revolution starting point: 1. A bad habit I’m going to break: staying up way too late!…

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A gift for the One who has everything

I still remember the years when I would take my young children shopping because they wanted to get a gift for their friends and family. They had no money and really didn’t even realize they needed any to buy the things they wanted. Their gifts were carefully chosen and personal. Their focus was on the…

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For When You've Lost Your Way

FOR WHEN YOU’VE LOST YOUR WAY

You’ve probably seen the quote “All who wander are not lost.” That may be true but sometimes those who are lost have a tendency to wander. And wonder? I remember the last time I was lost. Lost We were driving to a party at a friend’s house. I was sure I knew how to get…

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Spring Break Beach 2013

My Firstborn

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.                  Charles Augustin Sainte-BeureThose closest to you know you best and we all love and admire you. Happy 19th Birthday, Jon Eric.

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She calls me mommy

A week ago she turned 15. Tomorrow we will have a party to celebrate. She’s invited 30 people. 30 people. That’s how she rolls. This week as we were talking about the plans for the party she said, “Having many of the people I love at our house makes me really happy. I’m so excited.”…

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March Gladness

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens We had a yard sale.Eric and I celebrated our 26th anniversary in Chattanooga.Caleb nursed a broken toe.I turned 47.The girls took care of this…

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