Scenes From Our Weeks

I haven’t posted any photos of our life in awhile…putting them mainly on Facebook or Instagram (which you can see my feed below on the right).  So, here are some snippets from our life over the last couple months. Bennett had one of the lead roles in their annual musical at school, playing Mr. Crabby.…
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My mom, A Schwannoma, and Our Last Three Months

This is my mom and I from March of this year.  We had spent the weekend together and had so much fun.    Then, just a month later, everything started going downhill.  Mom called me on April 20th, to let me know she had just gotten home from the ER.  She had been struggling with…
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Princess Diana

Last Friday was my first day off after substitute teaching for 8 weeks.  First on the agenda was packing for a trip to Kansas City.  My mom, sister, and two nieces joined me for a trip to see the Princess Diana Exhibit.  The Diana Exhibit is only in Kansas City for a few more weeks….ending…
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Facing My Fears

Over Thanksgiving, our family decided to take a short vacation with my husband’s sister and her family. We traveled to St. Louis, staying in the Drury Inn – Union Station (which I highly recommend). So, since we were so close to the Gateway Arch, the kids wanted to go there and travel up to the…
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Today would have been my mother-in-law’s 77th birthday. Our kids called her “Grandma Margaret” and she left us in December of 2006. She was someone who devoted her life to her kids and grandkids. She raised 4 children with her husband Bill who died 10 years ago and raised them well. I am grateful to…
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Labor Day Weekend

As many other families, we closed out our summer (even though the kids have been in school since August 20th) with a great weekend. God certainly blessed us with perfect weather this weekend and allowed us to recharge our batteries and get ready for a busy schedule ahead. This was our last free weekend for…
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As a child, riding in the car with my parents, I would watch for landmarks when we were traveling to gauge when we got close to our destination. When traveling to my cousins, I knew once we crossed a certain bridge we were just minutes away. When traveling far north to some other cousins, I…
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Stargazers and Aunt Em

This is a photo of my Aunt Emily showing off her Stargazer Lilies. She was one of my favorite people in the whole world. Aunt Emily died in 1994 at the age of 98. Yes, 98. She also only lived in a nursing home the last year or two of her life! She was amazing!…
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The Wedding

The wedding weekend went off without a hitch and my nephew Eric and his new wife Ericka are enjoying a relaxing honeymoon in Yellowstone! Bennett did a wonderful job lighting LOTS of candles and Reagan dropped her petals oh so carefully down the aisle. We laughed and cried and danced and partied and just had…
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Today, Reagan asked me if there were grass and flowers in Heaven. I said I sure hope there was. Then she asked if you can talk in heaven. I said, I would guess so. Then she said, Good because I want to be able to talk to Grandma Margaret while we are looking at the…
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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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