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VACATION!

Here are some photos from our recent family vacation to Tennessee. My husband’s sister and her family also went on the trip. We spent time in Nashville and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and downtown Nashville. We rocked out to a new and upcoming band, “American Bang” on July 4th. We then traveled on to Sevierville/Pidgeon…
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Quote for the Day

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” Bertrand Russell Summer is the perfect time to lay in the sun with a good book or sit around a bonfire with your family. Sometimes the best memories come from wasted times!
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Lists

I have been thinking about lists lately. We have To-Do lists, Honey-Do lists, Grocery Lists, etc that can overwhelm our days. I recently read a couple books that dealt with lists. In Twenty Wishes a group of widows create lists of wishes that they want to do or accomplish like take belly dancing lessons, fall…
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Iowa Flooding

This is a view of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The building on the right is where my husband and I had our wedding reception. My husband’s office is about 3 blocks to the left and also has water in it…just don’t know how much yet. There are many many people who have lost everything to…
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The Girls

Last week my friend Tammy and I attended the long awaited opening of “Sex and the City” in theaters. We were able to go on opening night along with hundreds of other excited women. For days many news broadcasts stated they were unsure if “women alone” could make a movie a top seller. Ummmm….Yeah! I…
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The birds

Today I have a sick child at home, so have been spending a lot of time on our couch. This gives me a perfect view of our bird feeders out our front window. If I had been away from home today, as planned, I would have missed many enjoyable visits to our feeder. The most…
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Flowers and Daughters

Yesterday I finally had a chance to go outside and work in my flower beds and plant some of the flowers I had bought the week before. My 3 yr old daughter was so excited as she had been asking me every day since we had bought them together when we could plant them. She…
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Rhubarb Crisp

Today I want to share a yummy recipe that our family has been enjoying! Rhubarb Crisp 4 C fresh rhubarb (diced) 1 C sugar 3 T flour 1/2 C sugar 2 T butter, softened 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 C quick oats 1 egg (beaten) Cut rhubarb into small pieces and place…
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Friendship

Today I was lucky enough to spend the day with a great friend. I realized that in August 2008 we will have known each other for 15 years. I didn’t meet Tammy until my junior year in college but feel like I have known here forever. We try to get together as often as we…
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Always a mom

My husband and I were able to get away for a day 1/2 to Chicago. He had business and I tagged along for a break. I was so excited to have some “me” time and relax and have a break. My wonderful mom, whom I have written about before, came down and stayed with our…
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