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Best Weekend Ever

Day One, Thursday: We had a firm, no exceptions departure time of 9-ish AM and successfully met the “ish” portion of our goal by pulling out of the driveway at 10:30. Our normal 6 hour, one stop drive turned into an 8 hour, four stop trip. Partly because of all the fluids I was drinking…

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Five (+1) On The Day After Friday

I was on the run all day yesterday and the only chance I had to do my Five on Friday post (3rd edition) was as I was climbing into bed last night, but I would have had to do it on my iPhone and there was no way that was happening. So I’m changing things…

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The Perfect Ending

I am feeling such a contentment at this moment and here’s why. At this very moment I’m sitting in the comfy chair, sporting thermal jammies and fuzzy socks because it’s a chilly evening, drinking a cup of decaff and eating Kellie Crack. As all the cool kids say, BE JEALOUS  

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Joy in the Form of a Cookie

Katie is currently at one of the National Christ In Youth conferences with 41 other high school students from church. I would love to wax poetic about the spiritual implications of this yearly gathering and what it has meant for both my kids, but I’ll save that for later. Right now I want to tell…

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Happy Day

(Wednesday, April 20, 2011) When I went in search of an image for this post I didn’t have anything particular in mind. One look at this oversized, cheery smiley face and I knew I’d found it. The huge smile, the bright yellow, the blue skies and fluffy clouds… it expresses my feelings to a T.…

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Guilty Pleasure

My heart was still very heavy this morning. How could it not be? Not only because of my last post, but also because some good friends of ours are going through a horrible time. I want so much to wave my magic wand and make everything all better RIGHT NOW. This problem, though, is kind…

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Thankfulness – Day Twenty

In just a few hours we’re going to pick up Taylor at the train station, which is what I’m most thankful for today! After that we’re going to dinner for my birthday and then home to watch a movie (probably Iron Man 2). It may sound pretty boring to some, but it sounds a lot like…

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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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Maybe Growing Up Isn’t So Bad

Yesterday I found a box of old pictures out in the garage and looking through them brought back such happy memories and made me smile. It also made me the teensiest bit sad because I miss my cute “little” kids. Oh, how precious they were and what fun we had – the giggling and the…

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No Sex in the Quaint Village

Today was the spa day with my friends, Kris, Sheri & Laura. The plan was to meet at Kris’ at 11:30 and then get our massages in shifts – two at 12:00 and two at 1:15. Have you ever had a massage? Do you have any idea how much work goes into preparing for a…

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