Category: The Family

Christmas Door Hanger

I usually hang a wreath on our door at Christmas, but  I saw an example of a painted wooden sign that looked like a giant ornament and wanted to try to make one for us.  I likeContinue reading


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Reagan’s Annie Experience

My youngest daughter, Reagan, has been participating in the play “Annie” at our local playhouse, the Elgin Opera House.  She auditioned for the show in June, and they started rehearsal in September.  Reagan’s part in theContinue reading


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Breaking Out

When I try to describe my personality, or explain to someone “who” I am, I have a really difficult time.  I am a study in contrasts and contradictions.  I make a statement about one ofContinue reading


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Letting Go Gracefully

Letting go. I am not good at giving up control, just ask anyone in my family.  Over the past few years, I have become better at it; not necessarily good, mind you, but better.  IContinue reading


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8th Grade!

This girl here started eighth grade today, and she is so excited!  This year will mean many firsts for her, including a trip across the country to study United States History and the Colonial UnitedContinue reading


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Junior!

Today was Harley’s first day of school for her Junior Year.  I have all sorts of mixed feelings about it, especially with how quickly the summer seems to have gone.  I have never had anContinue reading


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My Person

Today is Crindalyn’s birthday.  We are exactly six months apart in age.  She is an amazing mother, a genuine friend, a hard worker, and a beautiful soul – inside and out. How do you quantifyContinue reading


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One Quick Take – Big Booty Judy

It was a little hot in the hog barn yesterday afternoon, and Big Booty Judy was thirsty. Follow **At times you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a smallContinue reading


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The End of a Journey

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our timeContinue reading


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OMG, She’s SOOOO Old!

My sister.  I can’t remember my life without her (I was only 2 when she was born), and I can’t imagine not having her in my life.  We don’t get to spend nearly enough time togetherContinue reading


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Wunderkind

My nephew, Tymoteusz, has always been a hard worker with lofty goals, which has resulted in many achievements both academically and personally.  Tymek (his nickname) is graduating from Hermiston High School in June, and Wednesday nightContinue reading


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My Girls & Me

Taken by my beautiful friend, Shannon, at Defining Details Photography. Follow **At times you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end upContinue reading


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