Archive for the Family Category

The great closet purge

It began at 3am on Friday morning with a loud B A N G! I shot out of bed (naturally, hubby slept through the racket…..) and ran into our walk-in closet only to find our closet shelf had given way under the weight of hanging clothes and shirts, sweaters, shoes, and

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Closing a chapter

My husband and I traveled back to Ohio recently to clean and close our home there. It is vacant now. Our lovely tenants have moved away, and we have it on the market to sell. As we began our trip to “get the job done,” I was

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Birthday boy

Sweet Super 16 Guess what I was doing 16 years ago this very morning at 10:25am? Becoming a Mom. Could it be possible the sweet little guy I brought home from the hospital is 16 today? (Sigh.) To celebrate, that big 16 year old invited a few friends

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The phrase of the day is…..

“Its almost not raining.” I said that in the car yesterday and it seemed funny at the time. I don’t know. Maybe it was one of those “you had to be there” moments. I realize the rainy season in Florida begins in June, however, enough already. Rain

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Wilbur and Henry

I want to thank you all so much for the many wonderful and heartfelt comments left here on the blog and also on my Facebook page. I’m tickled all the way down to my toes that the blog about my Dad and his new bike had such an

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Dad

Dad always taught me ….. …..that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. He’s living proof of that. At the age of 84, my Dad fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a brand new bike. This is his spiffy new ride, and he is so proud

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Scenes from Memorial Day

We paused to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the service of their country. We prayed for those who have served and are serving still. Then we played. My folks came to spend the day with us by the pool. Fun times, I tell

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Toes in the sand

I needed a day off. Really.  2010, while wonderful in so many ways, has been a whirlwind of go, go, go, and more go. I admit, it is catching up to me. So much work and little R and R. So last Saturday the boys and I hit the

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