My Old Friend

Today, my mom and my husband and I all worked to remove the enormous root of an old Oak Tree in which I spent much of my childhood.  It died long ago due to a disease and had to be cut down.  I still remember the sadness in my heart when my Mom called and […]

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Like my new header?

It’s so girly.  Since I started changing up my headers every month I’ve had a work lunchbox, a Beatles lunchbox and a Roy Rogers lunchbox… I guess it’s about time I had something girly!  I think we had this lunchbox.  I know we had Holly Hobbie curtains at some point in time. What kind of […]

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Picture talk…

I’ve been going through a handful of old pictures and starting to upload them to my computer. A lot of them needed fixing due to over or under exposure. I thought you all might get a kick out of the string of Golden Retrievers throughout these pictures… The Rusty years…. The Shasta years… The Arthur […]

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Oh dear…

I pulled this old picture out of moth balls yesterday… This picture was taken more than 13 years ago. (Yes, I know, I’m a mere infant… or so I’m told.) It is funny how Senior year seems so long ago and so recent at the same time. I’m wondering if this is how it will […]

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One Moment In Time

I wasn’t going to post today because my brain is fried. I’m tired. We spent the morning at the U.S. Consulate office doing legally binding activities like raising our right hands and making promises that we are who we say we are and things like that. That really takes it out of ya. Plus, I’m […]

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Bye bye diamond…

Today we had our yearly church picnic which commemorates the last day of Sunday School for the term. As I was standing outside with my youngest in the stroller, I was laughing as I watched my husband and three older sons running to and fro with 5 gallon buckets on their heads as part of […]

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What did they have against deaf girls?

The jerks. We were about 16 when my best friend, April, and I walked to and from school together. It only lasted for about a semester at which point I finally got my driver’s license started driving to school. Honestly, strange things were wont to happen on those walks along that route. One time we […]

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When I was 18…

Annie has suggested a trip down memory lane for today and I decided to play along. This picture is of me and all of my siblings when I was 18. This is one of the last pictures of all of us together. I think we may have gotten one more at my sister’s wedding but […]

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Fun Monday! BAD HAIR

Robin at Pensieve is hosting Fun Monday today. She challenged everyone to post a horrifically bad hair image of themselves… I was all excited to participate because I truly believe I have one of the worst, most hair offensive pictures ever. My scanner, sadly, has decided to go on strike and refuses to communicate with […]

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We once had an (almost) hairless dog.

Growing up we almost always had two dogs. Generally one was a purebred of some sort and the second was a stray that made itself at home with us. One such stray was Nikki. Nikki was a Belgian Sheep Dog. They basically look like black Collies. Lots and lots of black hair. Nikki wandered onto […]

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Who do you know?

I’m hoping to start a chain reaction or a game of tag with this post so if you are reading it, consider yourself TAGGED! :^D I’m trying out Mr. Linky so make sure to add your link if you participate! (Oh and send anyone who reads your blog and wants to participate over here to […]

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Prankster Memoirs

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or if you’ve read my archives you know that I have a long history of being somewhat of a prankster. I’ve also recently told you that I like to tease my husband and kids endlessly. Sometimes when my kids ask me what’s for dinner I tell […]

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My first car was a muscle car…

Kinda sorta. My Dad bought me the perfect car for a sassy girl like myself. It had attitude. It was fun to drive. I could fit a bunch of friends in it. Not such a perfect car, it turns out, for a terribly incurable flirt though. It was maroon in color with black interior. It […]

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Weird…

I was just perusing my stat counter to see what search terms people have recently Googled to end up at my blog. I get a lot of people Googling for Ree because I plug her blog so frequently. Glad a search for her led you here but there’s her name in bold letters if you […]

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The Hateful Bird

I had a pet canary when I was in fourth grade. What prompted me to want a pet canary? I do not know the answer to that question. I think my Mom planted the idea in my head to be quite honest, because I think she really wanted a pet canary. Have I ever mentioned […]

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Nabreakblofast time!

Yeah. Not doing so well on that blogging fast. So I’m declaring it Nabreakblofast. National Break the blogging fast. This Nabreakblofast is especially created so that I can tell you about my childhood dreams of becoming a famous singer. This news might come as a surprise even to my Mother. Then again, the walls of […]

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I love.

I do. I love. I love my favorite clothing store. I love the smell of freshly cut grass, the smell of ocean spray and the smell of wood burning fires on a snowy day. I love cashmere. (I don’t own any but I love it. If you wear it anywhere near me, beware you could […]

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Planning Ahead

The other day my husband and I read in the local news of a couple whose brand new car was stolen out of their driveway! Of course they called and reported it to police but they also decided to not sit idly by and wait for the cops to recover the stolen vehicle. They just […]

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Phil

My big brother, my fellow movie and sitcom quoter, the one who prepared me for all the potty talk that my boys come up with… thanks for making it less shocking by easing me into it throughout childhood!I clearly remember being stuck in the sandbox (top closed) and thinking we were never going to escape, […]

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Sandy

My older and only sister, my dear and permanent friend, a kindred spirit… Playing house, I was always the baby. You were always the responsible mother. I did anything I could to get Mom to give me a baby bottle when I was much too old for one. We shared a room and a queen […]

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Family Memories…

Last night I was lying in my bed remembering moments from my childhood and I decided that I would blog for the next few days about some of the memories I can conjure up of some of my family members. If you decide to blog about your family memories. Please share the link to your […]

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