I’m one of those “shop all year for gifts” kind of person. There have been too many Christmas seasons (more than I’d like to admit) where I bought a this will do kind of gift rather than a this they will love gift! But, more than that, I like to give gifts with meaning and…

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In my book, he’s always been a hero. Now, the French government agrees. Those of you that follow me on Facebook and Instagram saw the photos and articles I posted about a pretty great 4th of July holiday. My grandfather is a WWII veteran and received the French Legion of Honor Award aboard Battleship Texas.…

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I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Halloween, but when you see kids in cute costumes? I cave. It’s probably more accurate to say that I love the fun part of the tradition. The sweet costumes, the time seeing neighbors, the extra Snickers around the house. We’ve never been ones for the gore or the…

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I’m back from the respite. So happy to be back and so grateful for the break! You know how sometimes you know you need to unplug and get away, but you don’t realize just how much until you’re there? Yes. That. The 3yo did catch his first fish. There was much rejoicing. Of course, I…

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Last Sunday was beautiful!  We had a kah-razy Saturday, so we ended up going to Mass on Sunday morning.  Not our usual gig (we’re typically Saturday night attendees) but I really enjoyed starting our Sunday morning at Mass.  The kids actually wore what I asked them; only one child lodged a complaint.  Not bad odds.  We…

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