Category Archives: Special Occasions

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

. It was 34 years ago today that our lives changed in the space of an instant. One second we were a couple, and the next we were a family. It still never ceases to amaze me how seamlessly that … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke…..

. Happy Birthday to me: . . A fireman, a kitten, and margaritas. I’d better go check on that fire that I set earlier smell in the back yard…..

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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 58th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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Happy 28th Birthday, Sarah!

. Twenty-eight years ago today, a spirited whirlwind of a girl blew into our lives: ….and we have never been the same.  Where has all that time gone? God has a wicked sense of humor – ask any family that has … Continue reading

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Still Crazy (In Love) After All These Years

Forty years ago today, two starry-eyed kids said “I do”…. To my wonderful husband, Paul – thank you for all of the special memories, and for making me so incredibly happy.

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Forever 26

. Today marks the day that we welcomed our beloved second daughter, Michelle, into the world.  It seems like only yesterday that we were counting her fingers and toes. Never let it be said that God doesn’t have a wicked … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

On this day 61 years ago, my Mom and Dad tied the knot. I’m glad they did, ‘cuz otherwise, I wouldn’t be here…. Unfortunately, 2019 was the last anniversary they celebrated together – their 60th.  Mom passed away in March, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Best Husband in the World

On this day 60 years ago, a very special little boy was born. I just LOVE Birthdays!  (Especially mine….)

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Happy Birthday to a Very Special Little Girl

On this day 19 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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Happy Birthday, America!

. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to … Continue reading

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