Category Archives: holiday

Over rated and under rated

This month celebrated a holiday fraught with expectations and disappointments. Of course I am talking about Valentines Day. When I was young and single, I would dream of a perfect date hitting all the right notes… candle lit ambiance, a … Continue reading

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Making memories

A couple weeks ago we went to Lancaster PA and met up with my parents and Irene,  Nic, Mike and Juliet, for a two day vacation. The weather was awesome, great for sightseeing and shopping, and we could even sit … Continue reading

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Well hello everyone! Just popping in to wish you all a happy and blessed New Year. I have neglected this blog for a couple weeks. Life interrupts at times…. and nothing interrupts quite like the full blown flu taking out … Continue reading

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Streams, creeks and old fashioned fun

There’s something so appealing about a stream flowing along, sparkling in the afternoon sunlight.  On a hot, late summer afternoon, what could be better than sitting on a rock and cooling your feet.  Kids are so very attracted to water.  … Continue reading

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Why family vacations are more than just vacations

A couple weeks ago we came back from our biannual BIG- clan family vacation. What a great time we had! The weather wasn’t perfect – except for the windsurfers. The accommodations were a little rustic, the travel to get there … Continue reading

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My non-Pintrest 4th of July

I’m on Better Homes and Garden’s email list, so I get updates regularly showing pretty before and afters, cool gardening ideas, color schemes for your rooms and lots of quick and easy cooking recipes.  The last few updates have been … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day has come and gone.  The kids always look forward to the parade.  Not so much out of patriotism I’m afraid… the candy is a big factor.  This year it was very hot and humid.  It always seems to … Continue reading

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