Final Days of Giving

So, my final days of giving were days spent with friends and family. On Friday I spent the evening with my friend Tammy having a girls night out. We had such a great time, but fortunately I was more of the receiver because Tammy treated me for my recent birthday. But, while we were out,…
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Bennett and one of his many lego creations. Tonight I had the rare opportunity to spend over 3 hours with just our middle child. First of all I was thrilled that he chose to spend the evening with me rather than going into town with his dad and siblings. I get one on one time…
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Soccer Mom

Bennett and Patrick as the Van Horne Vipers! Reagan, their cheerleader! Last weekend I officially became a soccer mom. Soccer was something that I was never sure about. We didn’t have soccer where I grew up and neither did my husband. We just didn’t understand it. We have been to a few of our nephew…
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Politics at home

Last week while watching the Republican Convention, we had our own little convention here at home. Patrick decided to run for Student Council at his elementary and chose the position of Room Representative. So, a campaign poster was made and a speech was written. He even got a “campaign manager” to spread the word to…
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This past weekend my husband’s siblings and families all got together to honor his now deceased parents wedding anniversary. He thought it would be neat for all of us to get together and make his moms favorite foods that she used to make. So, all of us got together Saturday evening with Potato Salad, Spanish…
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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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My Mom

Tuesday, March 11 is my mom’s birthday. So, this is in honor of her. My mom is the oldest of 5 sisters. Her mom died when she was 17 or 18. From stories that my aunts have told me, she was an amazing role model and so helpful to all of them while they were…
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