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My #OneWord for 2018

I love choosing ONE WORD to narrow my focus for the year. Sheila at BookJourney.net offers a space for us to share our ONE WORDS each year. I chose ONE WORD in 2015 and 2016, but never landed on one for last year. I missed having that focus last year and was determined to find one this…
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Life Here in Our Corner of the World

Patrick in Lane 1 Thanks to those of you who wished us luck and offered good wishes for Patrick’s trip to the Iowa State Track Meet. It was quite the experience and one I’m sure he will never forget. Even though he didn’t run his best race ever, he ran on that famous blue oval…
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Traveling to the Blue Oval

Image Credit – Traci Nolan Last week our son ran his toughest race ever and finished second in the 3200 meter at the State Qualifying Meet. He finished with a personal record best time of 10:02.70. Photo credit – The Gazette Today our family heads to Des Moines to watch Patrick along with several other…
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I’ve Been MIA, But It’s Finally Summer

A recent sunset from my back yard I’ve been a little MIA lately. Gosh, where has the last month gone? Yesterday was the last day of school for our kids and frankly, for me too. I subbed all the way through the last day of school. I wasn’t expecting to be subbing for the last…
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Life is Not a Race…

Many of you know that I’m a mom with three active kids. I’m also a devoted wife who likes to take spontaneous lunch dates with her husband. I am also a substitute teacher that recently has been more full-time than part-time. I’m a community volunteer who just finished a huge campaign to purchase new band…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Family

With what pleasure do we look upon a family, through the whole of which reign mutual love and esteem, where the parents and the children are companions for one another, without any other difference than what is made by respectful affection on the one side, and kind indulgence on the other… Adam Smith One of…
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Sunday Snippets 3.22.15

On Sundays I like to share snippets from our past week or weeks. If you don’t already know, we live in a small town in Iowa and our kids are active in sports and music related activities. We have had a bit of a lull since basketball finished up last month and soccer games haven’t…
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Sunday Snippets 1.25.15

Another busy week has been left in the dust. I can’t believe we are in the last week of January already! Another busy week is ahead, but today I’m slowing down and hoping to see American Sniper with some friends.  I could be doing laundry, organizing our daughter’s room, cleaning, etc, etc, but I’m trying…
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Sunday Snippets 1.18.15

What a great week it was here in Iowa.  Even though it is winter, the weather was manageable  and we ended the week with some sunny skies and warm temps. We started our week with Reagan’s birthday  and ended it with show choir and basketball. This is just the beginning of busy weekends in our…
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Sunday Snippets 1.11.15

It’s been two months, since I last shared a Sunday Snippet.  Life is busy and I took a blogging break over the Christmas holiday, so I am finally getting back into the routine of blogging again. Hopefully, you were able to catch some of my posts this past week! I also have a giveaway coming…
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Stacie's read-in-2018 book montage
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
Granted
Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
Just Between Us


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