Category Archives: family

Hawaii – Part 2

Solitude is hard to come by in a house with seven people, especially during a pandemic. We even converted a hall closet to a mini-office/reading nook. It has come in handy on a regular basis. One of my main goals … Continue reading

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20 just sounds grown-up.

I have a 20-year-old. Weird. Hayden is amazing, brave and kind, thoughtful and helpful. He may be messy, but his artistry makes up for it. 2020 and 2021 has been harder on him than anyone else in our family. Imagine … Continue reading

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Girl Date: Roosevelt Island

I told Anna all about the pretty pink flowers Matt and I saw on our Roosevelt Island date and mentioned that I would love to take her on a Girl-date there next year. She missed the “next year” part and … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Island Date

New York City has blown me away with its seasons. Summer is my least favorite with it being a million degrees; our air conditioner is spotty, and our house has HORRIBLE insulation. Fall was breathtaking. The colors changed slowly so … Continue reading

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Health Journey

I have been pretty private about my journey over the past few months because I’ve done it before. I’ve lost weight before. I’ve blogged the journey before. I’ve read the books, hired the trainer (she was amazing… it was horrible). … Continue reading

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March Miscellaneous

Some things don’t need a whole blog post but they’re pretty fun and deserve to be included. Here we go: Anna pointing to a bird, an airplane, or Superman, I don’t know, but I was mesmerized by my cutie with … Continue reading

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Bailey’s 17!!

My first surprise kiddo is now 17! What an absolute joy Bailey has been to raise. His musical ability in the past year has grown tremendously and in some ways he’s surpassed Matt’s guitar ability. He has been creating music … Continue reading

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Parker’s 11!

Parker is smart, hardworking, loving, and kind. I have loved having him as a student this year and I can’t believe this is his last year as an elementary school kid! Covid has kept him from being able to play … Continue reading

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Museums, Zoos, and Turkish Coffee

Those are only related in that we experienced all of those things in March! Seasons passes are the way to go and we have zero regrets in the purchasing of them. American Museum of Natural History We got off the … Continue reading

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Visits do the heart good.

A year ago we were in the early days of our Germany-quarantine. We were still doing a daily-count, thinking the quarantine would be short enough to document in two-digit numbers. Boy, were we wrong! Very glad to see that things … Continue reading

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