Category Archive: Personal

All In A Year!

One of the perks to having a blog is that you have a record of your life events – a diary of sorts where you can easily reflect on the past year. As I take a look back over the past year I am amazed at all the things we did, the places we visited and …

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Peace Love Joy

Our first Christmas tree was actually a little” Charlie Brown” tree. The year was 1979 and we were living on a tight budget as newlyweds. Looking around the Christmas tree lot on that cold night in Iowa we realized we couldn’t afford any of them! As we were leaving hubby Tom spotted this little tree sticking out …

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Perfect Pumpkin Oat Muffins & Shocking News From My Doctor!

First up the good news –Perfect Pumpkin Oat Muffins! Pumpkin is just one of the things I adore about Fall. Okay it doesn’t feel like Fall here but I’m sure it does somewhere -maybe where you live? Daughter Katy asked me last week if I could make some pumpkin muffins. I was determined to make a …

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What did you do this Summer?

I remember that so many of my teachers would start out the year by having us write an essay based on this question,“What did you do over the summer?” My summer adventures usually included, camping, vacations, staying with my Grandparents, bike riding, swimming, babysitting, sleep overs, and playing board games. On the first day of …

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Celebrating Life

Special Moments As most of you know two weeks ago we changed our travel plans and left a few days earlier than planned in order to be with my mother in law when her health took a turn for the worse. We are fortunate that we got there early and had a few days of …

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