Halloween Memories – Get Some Last Minute Costume Ideas

I was thinking about Halloween the other night and all the costumes we have gone through with our kids.  I didn’t have time to dig out all the pre-digital era photos of the boys and scan them into the computer, but I  had one of the year they were Buzz and Woody in my computer.…
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Scenes From Our Summer – Final Edition

School Began today.  I officially have an 8th grader, a 7th grader and a 3rd grader. Two in Middle School. YIKES! I know we will have a busy year ahead, but I am so looking forward to each and every moment. – Reagan, Bennett and Patrick – This was the one summer all three kids…
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Gorkow Family Vacation – Pensacola Beach – 2013

Being on vacation made me realize how often I am with our kids, but not really WITH them.  You know what I mean?  I am so focused on the next thing on my list, the next place to be, event to attend, etc that I have been missing out on conversations, fun times, and memories.…
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Happy Birthday Benny!

Yesterday our middle child turned 12.  I remember going into labor with him like it was yesterday.  For some reason, his sticks in my mind the most.  I remember it was one of the hottest weeks of the summer with several 100 degree days.  Since I had a 1 year old to try to keep…
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Scenes from Our Summer

Our summer is half over already.  It seems like we have barely started.  But the kids have been kept pretty busy with baseball, basketball camps, jump rope camp, show choir camp, discovery camp and swimming lessons.  They have also had some down time at the pool, jumping on the trampoline and of course, hanging out…
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Bennett’s 11!

On July 19th, 2001, at 7:35 AM, I delivered this happy little boy.   He surprised us by coming 2 1/2 weeks early.   The summer was much like this one, hot and humid, and with chasing a 1-year-old, I was ready to pop!   At 8 pounds 6 ounces and 21 inches, I was…
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Day #35 of Summer Vacation

Instagram had an update today and now I can’t post the pictures they way I was before.  Grrrrrr!   Anyway, here is our Day 35…..Bennett on the left and Patrick on the right performing at the end of KICKS Camp with Sheltered Reality’s Drum Group.  
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Day #28 of Summer Vacation

All of us have been reading this summer.  Reagan is only one book away from her free book at Barnes and Noble already.  What we are currently reading: Pat is reading LAST OF THE SEALS by Greg Messel….this yet to be published book will be featured in August as a guest review from my husband!…
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Day #26 of Summer Vacation

Since we are getting a new pastor at our church next week, we are having a new church directory made to help her learn all the families in our parish.  So, our family got all dressed up and got our picture taken.   We will certainly miss our pastor and his wife.  We were blessed…
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Day #25 of Summer Vacation

With Patrick gone at Speech Camp again, Bennett and Reagan started to get a little restless.  Bennett asked, “Mom, don’t you have some sort of craft we can do?”  So, I dug through the craft closet and found a kaleidoscope kit and a pinwheel kit.  They got right to work and were pretty proud of…
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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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