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Why we Stayed in Lisbon for a Month

I blame our month-long stay in Lisbon on the fact that I have a cousin in Denmark (how fun is that to say?). The original intent of the trip was a 1.5 to 2-week stint. I was going to join my work team in Lisbon for a meetup for a week, and Chris would join me […]

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Proms, Grads, and Life – Our Week

I am sooooo behind on my blog reading and writing, and I miss you all! But it’s temporary and for a good cause. We have some really fun stuff going on in life. I’ll do a brief summary  of our past week here, then will post lots of pics in the future when I get more […]

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Be Still My Soul

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Snow is Just so Pretty

I wish we had more, but at least we have this. I heard a rumor that our local slopes might be opening this week. This means wing night might be right around the bend… I am one happy lady!

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A Perfect Weekend

This past weekend was a prime example of how wondrous home life is. It was filled with laughter, love, creativity and fun work. Often it’s the simple things that tip the scale to completely marvelous. It all began Friday morning when I joined one of my best friends in attending the middle school play. Her daughter […]

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Catching up to Me – and our Trip to DC (and Surrounding Areas)

I somehow missed June, and I blame it on my kids. Hudi pretty much finished his school year months ago (he homeschools through a virtual high school), CJ is out of college, and Zeb is in college. No school days were pushing (punishing?) us through the long days of June so we forgot to stress and […]

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Kinetic Art in Watertown, NY

The Salmon Run mall in Watertown, NY is deceptive. It looks like an average mall, but inside it holds one of the coolest pieces of artwork I have ever seen. It rings, clacks, taps and makes other wonderful whimsical sounds. I finally recorded it (and in the video below you can see info on the […]

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Spring

This Mommy-pot vase was made by the children of one of my dearest friends. And she made the basket behind. God gets the flower credit. Maybe I’m just getting old, but this winter felt especially brutal temperature-wise here in western New York. I always associate Easter with spring, warmth, flowers, and sunshine. A re-birth that’s refreshing […]