What Has Been My Favorite Book So Far in 2013?

I’ve read 28 toward my goal of 50 books this year.  Not too bad since that puts me ahead of schedule, but I still have so many more that are impatiently waiting to be read. No books are completely forgettable, but I definitely have read some books this year that I haven’t been able to…
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Vacation Planning On the Mind

As school ends and summer begins, one of the things at the front of my mind is our family vacation.  We are still trying to figure out where we are going to go.  Chatting with my sister-in-law, Julie, she also is unsure of where they family will be traveling this summer.  The planner in me…
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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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Our Florida Getaway – Final

One of the mornings, Bennett and I got up early to walk along the beach and look for shells.  It was nice to have some one on one time together.  I caught him getting caught up in watching the waves like I do.  It was a great morning and one I hope he remembers for…
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Our Florida Getaway – Part 2

The beaches are amazing.  The sand is so fine and white.  It reminded us of the snow we left behind in Iowa.  The beaches were also full of shells.  The kids and I had so much fun finding the perfect shells to bring home.  We didn’t have any luck finding whole sand dollars, but did…
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Our Florida Getaway – Part 1

We started out the trip at 6:00 on Saturday night after leaving the boys’ band concert.  We were hoping to make it somewhere between St. Louis and Memphis. We drove until midnight, finding a room at the Holiday Inn Express in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.   We had some tired kids when we got to the…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 22

We went to the sunny cloudy state of Florida this last week.  Even though the weather wasn’t ideal, it was still WAY BETTER than Iowa and our family made the best of it.  We stayed in Pensacola Beach, Florida and also spent time in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  The kids handled the looooong drive really well and…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 17

The week started with a “SNOW DAY”  The above picture is what happens in our house when there is a snow day.  Kids still in their jammies, each one on a different electronic device, completely happy with another free day at home. One of the gorgeous sunsets we have had this week.  Apparently there is…
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Vacation Part 3 – Final

After leaving Gettysburg we headed to our condo that we rented for our final part of our trip.  We rented a condo near the Seven Springs Ski Resort near Somerset, PA.  It is south of Pittsburgh about 1 1/2 hrs.  Our condo was very reasonably priced and we were right across from the pool and…
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Vacation Part 2

While in Philadelphia, we knew that even though we were close to Washington DC and New York City, we just couldn’t fit those stops into our intinerary.  But, we could go to the Atlantic Ocean.  We chose Belmar, NJ as it was “family friendly” and a straight shot over from Philadelphia.  It took only an…
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