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Scenes From Our Week – Week 47

School began for us.  The kids had a full week….except for Reagan who started getting sick on Wednesday, ran a fever Wednesday night and stayed home on Thursday. I think allergies turned into a nasty cold.   Patrick – 7th Grade Bennett – 6th Grade Reagan – 2nd Grade Because we are a large (in…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 46

Summer is over for us as I post this.  Tomorrow the kids go back to school and we start the routine all over again.  I think we are all ready for the change, but still sad to say good-bye to summer.  There were things we didn’t get done, but hopefully can still fit some of…
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Scenes from Our Week – Week 40

Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  I feel like I am still playing catch-up after being gone two long weekends in a row.  Then this week I was gone everyday for a class I was taking to keep my Substitute Teaching License.  Nights were busy and if they weren’t I was playing catch-up…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 39

I am sure most of you are thinking what I am thinking….June is gone already?!?!?!  It went by much too fast. There is only about 50 days left until school starts and still so much we want to do.   One thing that is almost done is our new patio.  Pat has been working hard…
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My Trip to Nashville

I traveled to Nashville to visit my BFF, Tammy, who had moved there a year ago.  I have been wanting to visit and made it part of my 40 Before 40 goal to get it done.  I finally found a long weekend that worked for both of us and I booked my tickets.  I had…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 38

I’m posting this late since I was in Nashville all weekend.  I will do a Nashville post soon, but here is what happened in our world last week. My parents came down last Sunday for Father’s Day.  The kids with my dad. My dad and I Reagan in good form, ready to hit the ball.…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 37

Summer is flying by!  Each day has been busy with ball games and camps that we haven’t had much of a chance to just relax yet.  This week doesn’t offer much time for relaxing either.  *Sigh*  What happened to the “Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer”?   Sunday night, Reagan got a lot of action…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 36

What a great week of summer vacation!  Reagan kicked it off with her 1st T-Ball game of the season.  They are so fun to watch and she did a great job! Reagan helped Pat build something in the garage and he took this photo of her.  How cute! Reagan FINALLY started piano lessons.  She has…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 35 including Caramel Apple Sweet-Za Recipe

We had a great 2nd week of summer!  The chore list began, but the days were still laid back and fun.   Reagan has been begging to make this dessert ever since her latest AMERICAN GIRL magazine arrived.  So, since we had friends coming over Sunday night, we made her Caramel Apple Sweet-za and it…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 34

This week was full of memory making.  We closed out the last week of school with a talent show, a spelling bee, a trip to Orange Leaf (a first for the kids).   Patrick and Bennett performing with the band for the talent show. Patrick sang a solo at the talent show, “Please. Please. Please”…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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