While our Thanksgiving wasn’t filled with the traditional family around the table – we had many friends instead – it was full of love, laughter and a fair amount of vino. And pie. Always the pie. My favorite thing about the day may be the way Anna-Laura spelled “deviled eggs” – I know. I die.…

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The poor pilgrims. They just get lost in the holiday shuffle, don’t they? I’m with Bonnie on this one. As a kid, I have nothing but love for turkeys and all things pecan pie. This year was no different. While the rest of the world worried about when Target opened, you know what I was…

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Every one of us has something in which to be thankful. This year, we feel abundantly blessed, as in, God you are SO good! Just eight days post-op from heart surgery and Luke is running with the bigs like he was never on the operating table. Exhibit A We went to Mass this morning and…

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“You know why boys are disgusting?  They pee on the seat.” Anna-Laura to Clare while they were in the bathroom fixing their hair.  I laughed so hard I nearly cried.   “Sparkly is here!!!!” Yes, our Elf on the Shelf has returned.  Hallelujah for 30 days of good behavior.   “I think we ate better…

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After my marathon 15-hour cooking spree, I decided to sleep in this morning.  Well, that and the brutal “run out of time on the clock” last night between the sips and the Ags.  Yesterday was pretty great, though.  We had 19 family members here to celebrate.  I offered to cook the entire menu, minus the…

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