Things I Love -Summer Ball Season

Things I Love… This is my feature where I get to share something that I just love. Since you are my friends, I like sharing things I love with others. It could be anything from a new product, food, recipe, song, image, to a person and everything in between. This will be something I am…
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Celebrating the Last Week of School and a Recipe

Summer begins today for us.  We had a great year of school and each of our kids excelled and had awesome experiences.  Even Patrick is still wanting to be in school.  I’m thinking since he is still sleeping at 7:30 that he will change his mind today.  I had a lot to be proud of…
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Nine Years of Blessings

Nine years ago today, our son, Bennett easily came into this world and has been a daily joy ever since.  He arrived 2 1/2 weeks early during a week of very hot temperatures.  I wasn’t quite ready for his delivery, but off to the hospital we went and he gave me a smooth and easy…
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Best Mom Ever

Today I have a cold that has kicked me in the head.  I am exhausted, stuffed up, and can’t get rid of my headache.  We had a early dismissal at school today and I felt guilty because I was just laying around and not doing anything with the kids.  Then, all of a sudden, our…
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Something to make you smile!

We have just returned after a weekend away at a family wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and it was so nice to catch up with my husband’s family that we don’t get to see very often. There were some funny moments that I wanted to share with you from our weekend. First of all,…
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Another Political Win!

Nearly a year ago at this time, our family entered the “political arena” with our son Patrick winning the title of Room Representative for the student council. Well, today, after much stress and work on speeches, our son Bennett won his election for Room Representative! A tradition in our home is using the “Star Plate”.…
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Happy 8th Birthday Bennett!

Our middle child turns 8 today and I want to share a little bit about him with you! Bennett is our early riser who hops out of bed ready to start the day. He was never a snuggler as a baby, but is now our biggest snuggler! He loves to build with his legoes and…
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Tomorrow morning our family leaves for a weekend in Minnesota to attend my nephew’s wedding. Since my sister is much older than me, my nieces and nephews are closer to my age and I have always been very close to them. This weekend, my nephew Eric is getting married to the love of his life,…
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A Weekend Recap!

We had such a full weekend with many proud moments, that I just needed to share it with you. Friday morning, our son, Patrick was 1 of 20 to make the 3rd/4th grade spelling bee. When I realized that Patrick was in the top 4 kids who were left, I thought to myself, Wow, he…
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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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