Category Archives: summer

The NOT-Bummer Summer Vacation

It seems like sometimes life is pretty mundane … and that’s okay because work is honorable even though not something to write about usually … and ordinary days are something to be thankful for because it sure beats being in … Continue reading

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Summing Up Summer:

I guess I am finally getting old.  I remember when I graduated high school and then college, there was nothing more that I wanted to do than to get out of my home state … which was a good thing … Continue reading

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Once Every 5 Years …

Approximately every 5 years or so, my husband’s family has a reunion in Branson, Missouri with his parents and the “original” 6 kids and as many of their spouses, kids, and now GRANDKIDS who can come.  This year, we celebrated … Continue reading

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Me & Fred Sanford (for lack of better title!)

Last Sunday, I drove my son over 100 miles away to attend Arkansas Boy’s State for a whole week … It was something I’d never heard of before a month ago, but I guess it’s been going on for 75 … Continue reading

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End of Another School Year

Actually, Friday is the last day of school for my high schoolers … high schoolers … *sigh* … when did that happen?!  Next year will be a year of mixed emotions – I’ll have a kindergartner and a Senior!  And … Continue reading

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Good Bye to Summer

I guess Summer isn’t officially over for a while yet … but for me, going back to school is the end of the Summer since it is the end of our break. Last week we enjoyed one last day of … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salsa – a Recipe

  This recipe is credited to one of my 2 very best Missouri friends – Kim or Kim.  😉  I’m not sure whose this recipe is originally, but it reminds me of gathering with these ladies and their families … … Continue reading

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On the Road

I’ve spent a lot of hours on the road since last Friday … First of all, the kids and I drove almost 400 miles on Friday to meet up with my parents at kind of the half-way point between us (I … Continue reading

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It is June … In fact, 6 days into June!  While the days sometimes fly and sometimes creep, they do eventually pass.  Sometimes all too fast.  Sometimes way too slow! Something I have tried to work on is enjoying EACH day, … Continue reading

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Sisterly (and Brotherly) Love

Above are our 2 indoor cats:  Cinder and Ella (get it, together they are CinderElla). Ella has been really sick for the last few months and is getting worse.  I did take her to the vet the other day, and … Continue reading

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