travel

Pretty Multiplied

There’s this great travel blog I started following a couple of months ago. Alisa of Where’s My Backpack writes a wistful travelogue full of vibrant pictures and eloquent descriptions of the amazing places she goes.  I say wistful because that’s always how I feel when I read it.  I’m a lot little jealous. Alisa also does a…

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NoThanks – Day Nine; A Thankful Interview

Katie and I are going to a college open house tomorrow morning so we’re hanging out in a hotel room in Southern Virginia. It was a long (but fun) day and I’m totally exhausted, but I don’t want to blow my record before we’re even a third of the way through the month. So today’s…

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NoThanks – Day Three

Today I am thankful that Todd and I were able spend a week in California with his brother’s family a few weeks ago. We hadn’t seen them since Christmas of 2008! At that time their twins, Nicholas and Olivia, were only 17 months old. They’re now 5-year-old kindergarteners and boy have they changed! We also left…

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Crackalackin’…

… as in “here’s what’s happening” or “this is what’s going on.” The Urban Dictionary used it in this example: Bob:  Yo Joe:  Yo, what’s poppin’ fresh? Bob:  Not much kid, what’s crackalackin’  But as usual, I digress. A ton has happened since my one sentence post from a week ago. Kids’ Camp was, as usual,…

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I Spent a Week in Akron One Day…

I’ve been in Ohio with Todd since Sunday evening. His home office is here, he had to spend the week in the office and the company Christmas party is tonight. You know what that means… Yeah. Me neither. Anyhoo, I decided to come along for a week of R&R – Reading and wRiting. Or RR&S…

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Road Trip!

Last Thursday I drove three hours one way in the snow just to pick Taylor up from where he was being dropped off by a friend from school. While that might sound horrible to some, it was truly one of the best days of my life. For starters, I sang ALL.THE.WAY.THERE. I belted it. Aretha has nothing…

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In Which I Leave and Arrive

Last Monday was a day of getting ready for my trip to New Mexico to hang out with some family – namely my parents. But my sister, Michele, lives just a few blocks (big blocks) away and my other sister, Terri, drove out from Texas. All of us in one place at one time could…

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An Island Called Long*

*Thank you to Dan R. for the titleThis past weekend Todd and I took off for a much needed get away on Long Island. It was the first time we’ve ever left the kids home alone and I feel it was a success because: a) they didn’t kill or even maim each other; b) police…

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Christmas Trip – Part I

We left for Palm Springs on Monday, December 22. Just like when we flew to Hawaii, we had to leave the house at 4:00 in the morning. Unlike when we flew to Hawaii, it was 14 degrees outside. In case you’ve never experienced 14 degrees – that’s cold. REALLY cold. The route had a two-hour…

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