nostalgia

Treasure Hunting

In an effort to kill two birds with one shot (photo shot, that is) here is a picture of Katie’s new old car AND the first snow of the season. I wish she would settle on a name for her car. I’m voting for Scarlet, but the jury’s still out. It’s just that it’s so…

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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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Grandpa’s Fiddle

Some of my fondest memories of my grandfather are when he would bring out his fiddle and play us some tunes in his living room. I can still picture him holding the fret board with his nimble fingers, hunched over with his chin in the chin rest, foot stomping and mouth twitching in time as…

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Making Memories

Friday was one of those days I’ll remember for a very long time. The kind of day that wasn’t terribly uncommon when the kids were younger – back when we could say, We’re going to go see this movie or hike that trail or go on a picnic, or whatever and the announcement would be…

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Time

Crossposted at Mothers With Cancer Todd and I will celebrate our 21st anniversary in June. Some days it doesn’t seem half that long and others it seems like our golden anniversary is just a few years away. I’ve been trying to organize all my photographs from the past 21+ years and I can’t help but…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DADDY!!

Today is my dad’s birthday. Oh how I wish I could take my motley crew and impose upon my folks to help celebrate another milestone. Instead I’m just gonna talk about him (in past tense just because I’m thinking back to when I was a kid) a little bit. I’ve always seen my dad as…

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October Musings

Where has the year gone? I can hardly believe it’s already October. Mostly I’m very happy about it. I love the cooler temperatures and the changing leaves and the smells of autumn. And as I said in an earlier post, every weekend this month is something unusually fun for me. At the same time, however,…

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A Good Day??

I think today was a pretty good day despite the fact we decided to attend the new 8:00 service this morning. We’ve been going to the 11:30 service from the beginning, but now that we’ve outgrown our parking lot and building and need to spread out the attendance, the church has added a fourth service…

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Fun Little Meme

A couple weeks ago Cheryl at Life with Cheryl tagged me for this fun little meme. Apparently I had a two-week senior moment because I totally forgot about it until last night. So without further ado, here we go… Ten years ago I was: Loving life! Todd and I had been married ten years, Taylor…

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AVMDIJ & “More”

THIS JUST IN Stop the presses!! Have I got a news breaking headline!! And this isn’t even part of today’s post!! A few weeks ago I told you Katie had tried out for the Youth Band at church and had made it. She wasn’t supposed to start singing for another month or so, but she…

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