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Birthday Wishes

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Yesterday, I celebrated my 43rd birthday. As I was driving Sam to Boy Scouts the night before, the conversation went a little something like this. “What do you really want for your birthday?” “Something simple and low key with you and Daddy.” “No, I mean as a gift.” “Oh, maybe for you to have all…

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Christmas Traditions

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One thing I love about the Christmas season is that it is steeped in tradition – from seeing Christmas lights, making Christmas cookies, building gingerbread houses, to gathering with family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Growing up, we always visited my father’s parents on Christmas Eve to celebrate and then celebrated with…

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The Nutcracker

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I absolutely adore the traditions my family follows at Christmas. We were blessed that Sam is a traditionalist, too. Or maybe we’ve created a monster! If we even think of not doing something the way it has been done in years past, he is quick to remind us and prompt us to get back in…

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Oh Christmas Tree!

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Have you put your Christmas tree up already? For the last few years, we’ve started putting ours up a little early. I know, doing Christmas things before Thanksgiving is a highly controversial topic. But, don’t hate on us because we’re early birds. We celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and…

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I am blessed

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God blessed me beyond measure years ago when he entrusted me with this little fella to be his Mama. Before the moment that I held him, I just didn’t know it was possible to feel like your heart would burst from all that love. And then, by some miracle, it doesn’t. It just grows and…

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The Unplugged Table

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I just love technology! After all, technology allows me to share my passion for cooking with you and get to know many of you in this space every day! So needless to say, being connected is a must for me as I am sure it is for most of you too. The rest of my…

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Lunch for the Firemen

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Little Buddy’s Scout patrol provided a day of service for one of our local fire stations this past Saturday. The day involved providing hours of service to be of help in the community. They spent the day learning a little bit about the operations of the fire station, a ride in the fire ladder truck,…

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