Category Archives: Family

Foodie Friday – Loaves and “Fish” Sticks

. Since my favorite fella has a birthday coming up, I thought it might be nice to share the recipe of one of his all-time favorites with everyone. Way back in the day, Paul’s Grandma Nettie started making this recipe for her family.  Being … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to a Very Special Little Girl

On this day 13 years ago, we were given a very special gift: . . On July 10, 2001, we welcomed Rebecca Claire into the world.  She was absolutely perfect – another beautiful daughter.  A few hours after her birth, … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies – Why I Keep Him Around…..

(This post originally appeared on April 23, 2012) After 30+ years, the man still makes me laugh. As you may remember, we purchased a new washer and dryer earlier this week – they are supposed to be delivered sometime today. Since Sarah … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Today is the first Father’s Day since Paul’s father passed away.  I know that he has great memories of his Dad from his childhood (and beyond); I am so very grateful that my Dad is still around for me to … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: It’s What Dads Do (Pre-Father’s Day Post)

Several years ago, one of the kids’ dumber-than-dirt cats ran up the neighbor’s tree and wouldn’t come down. Meowed piteously for a couple of days.  The girls were almost in tears, thinking about their poor little kitty up in that tree.  Finally, they … Continue reading

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The Day That All Moms Dread…..

Well, I knew this day had to come – it comes around every year. The day that all kids look forward to. and all mothers dread. That’s right, folks – the Last Day of School is here….. . . Oh, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I got brave a couple of years ago, and made a photo book online for my Mom; thought I’d post it again this year, as things have been kinda crazy around here the last couple of weeks…. (Click on the … Continue reading

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Remembering Charlie

Way back in 1979, I had the honor of meeting a man who came to mean a lot to me over the next 34 years.  I had just started seeing a fella who very quickly asked me to spend the rest of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Granny!

Today is my dear, sweet Grandmother’s 94th birthday.  I’m not able to see her very often since we live so far from her, but I think about her often (even if I am remiss in calling her when I should).  … Continue reading

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Adventures in Remodeling – Out With the Old, In With the New

For many years, we were not able to use modern-day replacement windows when remodeling the house, because all of the ones on the market were made with metal rather than wood.  Also, none of the shapes available remotely resembled those of windows from the … Continue reading

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