Category Archives: family

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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Dialog, Date, Depart…

Those words were part of our wedding ceremony. We were challenged to dialog daily, date monthly, depart annually. Almost 22 years later we are still keeping that in mind. Matt just returned from a two-week TDY (work trip) and before … Continue reading

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Little trip to Philly

We have been looking forward to going to Philadelphia to eat a Philly Cheesesteak ever since we moved here. Apparently the Best Cheesesteak in Philly is Geno’s, but 7 out of 7 in our group felt that our local mom-and-pop … Continue reading

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Even more snow.

Our 16 inches hadn’t even melted when we got a second storm. It only gave us about five inches but it was fast and furious. It arrived on Super Bowl Sunday and while our church was not cancelled it was … Continue reading

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