40 before 40

Reflections on 2011 and Looking Ahead to 2012

Last year I could have done better at some things, yet I followed through on other things.  I completely ignored some items on my list, and yet amazed myself with my effort on others.  I think that sounds about right for most people. Some things I am really proud of from 2011: We chose each of our…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 12

You can see all about my day at MISSION OF HOPE on Wednesday at the post below this one. It was a wonderful day of giving to others.  I can’t wait to participate again next year! On Friday, we celebrated Christmas with Pat’s family.  It is so fun to watch all the kids open their gifts…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 6

We had another great week and I was able to capture some of it in pictures. All the elementary singing in their Red, White and Blue for the Veteran’s Day Program  Reagan (with the red flower in her hair) singing her heart out  Bennett #33, getting some air on that shot!  Bennett,…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 5

My Scenes From Our Week are numbered from the week of my birthday in October.  That is why we are on Week 5 this week.  I am doing this as part of my 40 Before 40 Challenge as I am going through the last year in my 30’s.  If you want to see updates to…
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Scenes from our Week – Week 4

We had another busy week at our house, starting with Pat’s birthday.  Unfortunately I have no pictures of that.  We had friends over since it was such a gorgeous day and spent the evening on the porch!  Fun times! The rest of the week flew by and suddenly it was time for trick or treating! …
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 3

There was no school on Wednesday so the kids and I spent the day shopping. The kids needed clothes for this upcoming cold weather.  We needed birthday gifts.  We needed pumpkins.  We needed groceries.  So we embarked on an all day adventure.  We went to the outlet mall, the regular mall, Earl May, and Target. After…
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Wine #2 Oktoberfest

Last spring my husband and I visited the Eagles Landing Winery in Marquette, IA.  I really wanted to try their wines because one of their vineyards is very close to my parents home.  The first acre was planted in 1999 and has since grown to 3 acres in size.  They currently produce 4500 cases per year.  Their…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 2

As part of my 40 Before 40 Challenge, I wanted to capture our life in pictures at least once a week. Here is what I captured this week.  Patrick has become attached to his skateboard lately.  We decided to take him to a skate park on Sunday and let him try it out.  A…
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Wine #1 of 40 Before 40 Challenge

While shopping on my birthday with my husband at Target, I noticed this bottle in the wine section.  Beviamo Sparkling Moscato I LOVE Moscato wines and thought it would be fun to try this out too.  This wine differs from the moscato d’asti because it is more like a champagne.  It is very sweet…
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10 Day Give Day 4

Today after subbing and then not feeling well, I chose to give something to our kids that they have been asking for.  I made Orange Julius for them this afternoon.  They have asked several days and I either forgot or it just didn’t work for me to make it that day.  They were pretty excited…
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