Scenes From Our Week – Week 52

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Scenes From Our Week – Week 52

Well, it has been one year since I started my goal of posting Scenes From Our Week….snippets from our little corner in Iowa.  I’ve been sharing photos of our family, friends, and scenery throughout the last year.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing them as much as I have had taking them.  This project forced…

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Book Review: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

HOME FRONT By: Kristin Hannah Published January 31, 2012 ***** In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of…

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Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

UNBROKEN By: Laura Hillenbrand Published: November 16, 2010 **** On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.  Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.  It was that of a young…

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Week 2 of 5 of My Challenge with Peak 313 Fitness

Week two is complete with the Living and Active 5 Week Challenge through Peak 313 Fitness and even though the scale hasn’t moved….GRRRRRR….it is getting easier to get on the treadmill and the time flies by!  Especially watching DOWNTON ABBEY!  I’m hooked!!!!!  I even stuck with working out while having a cold, which before would…

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Scenes From Our Week – Week 51

Last week I forgot to post a special photo.   We had a double date night with Pat’s sister, Julie and her husband, Bill.   We had such a fun time visiting and enjoying wine at our local winery, John Ernest Vineyard  and then a delicious Chinese meal in a neighboring town. Last week was busy…

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My 5 Week Challenge Update with Peak 313 Fitness

Today begins my 2nd week of the Living and Active 5 Week Challenge.  I was surprised how easy last week was.  I was able to fit in 4 workouts into my week which was a new thing for me.  I was usually happy if I got one or two times in.  But, I made it…

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Review: Golden Records: The Magic Continues Celebrity Series, Vol 1

Do you remember Golden Records from when you were a child?  I sure do. Well known and much-loved children’s stories were read to you on records and now they have been rerecorded to CD and read by celebrities we know and love today. Golden Records was dreamed up by Grammy Award-winning music producer Arthur Shimkin…

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Scenes From Our Week – Week 50

Like I mentioned last week, Bennett won the election for Student Body President.   Here he is with his campaign poster. We had our first week of After School JAMS.  JAMS is a program that we started at our church on Wednesdays after school.  Our goal was to reach out to kids in our community…

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I’ve Joined the Challenge

In my 40 Before 40 Challenge, I had stated that I wanted to lose 20 pounds.  Well, I don’t think I am going to make that goal, but I’m going to give it one last good run.  The perfect opportunity popped into my regular blog reading and I decided to join in. PEAK 313 FITNESS…

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