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The Age of Innocence

My 11 year old son came home from school Monday afternoon and noticed that I seemed on edge, worried and uneasy. When I told him what had happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, near where my friends had been racing and observing, he was shocked. “Why would someone do that? It doesn’t […]

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Red Faced Runners Spotlight

Real Talk: Health and Red Faced Running

A feeling of pure happiness washes over me every time I see the photo above. Then, at some point, that happiness turns to disappointment and shame. You see, that was probably one of the happiest “regular” days of my life. My husband and I were in Park City, Utah on a little getaway. I was […]

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You Are a Star

You Are a Star!

I just recently watched a heart touching video that reminds me of how hard kids have it. Sometimes I forget that among all the great moments of being a kid, there are quite a few hard moments. Moments, that I’d soon forget. I send my kids off to school each day and hope and pray […]

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2007 Goals

I posted this info over in my Family Blog, but thought that some of it applied to the culinary side of my life, so thought I’d post it here too. For those of you that read both, sorry for the repetition! All of the talk this time of year seems to be about New Year’s […]

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Christmas Wrap Up

I’ve been meaning to get some Christmas photos posted all week, but time has sped by! We had a great Christmas. I spend Christmas Eve night with our neighbors who invited Ella and I over for their traditional White Chicken Chili. I’ve never had White Chili before and it was fabulous! Then, I went to […]

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Remember this!

I need to get some pictures posted, but it will have to wait. For now, I’m just going to post a few things that have happened in the past few days that I want to remember. Tomorrow, I’ll post pictures of Christmas and various other things that have happened around the homestead.  First off, Kelly  […]

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Breaking Bread

I just wanted to pop on here tonight to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you a wonderful day. It amazes me now that I am a parent how exciting it is to see Christmas through the eyes of my children. I hope that as you celebrated […]

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A Rare Moment of Quiet

I’m home alone. Well, almost alone. Ella is upstairs asleep in her bed and I pretty much have the house to myself. It’s quiet… almost too quiet, but I’m  not complaining. Ella went back to the doctor this afternoon after running a fever of 103+ for 4 days straight. It turns out that she now […]

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Just “Deglegate” it.

Kids are so funny sometimes, aren’t they? Today we were in the car and we passed a house that was being built. There was a man standing on the roof of the house. Jacob said “I’m never going to stand on the roof of a house. Even when I’m an engineer, I won’t do it. […]

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Santa Clause is Watching You!

Jacob is almost 5, which seems to be the perfect age to really get into the whole Santa Clause thing. If you’ll remember back to our visit to sit on Santa’s lap, Kelly didn’t want to have anything to do with him but Jacob was perfectly happy to sit on his lap all day long, […]

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