40 before 40

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 bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December