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2020 Starts With Change

While I’ve been mostly silent on the blog for a few weeks, my life has been anything but quiet. During this time, I’m reminded that I am a small piece in the part of a very large play in life, and everything happens for a purpose. To be honest, this might be a very boring […]

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Grandma Joy

Last Monday, January 13, while driving from northern NY to Connecticut, I passed the Amsterdam exit and realized it’s been way too long since I had visited my grandma. That evening we got an email from my aunt telling us Grandma wasn’t doing so well. Since we were heading back to NY on Tuesday, it […]

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Our 28th Wedding Anniversary

On Saturday Chris and I celebrated 28 years together. We were sitting in our living room having our morning coffee and reminiscing when we suddenly decided to have an impromptu date. Off to the mall we went for some cologne for Chris and a bit of lunch before work later in the day. (And unbeknownst […]

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Christmas Letter 2019

Our 2019 Christmas letter.

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Beer and Carols 2019

Now that sounds like fun! One of my favorite finds here in Massachusetts is the monthly Jazz Vespers service at Zion Lutheran in Pittsfield. I should blog about it sometime. When I can’t make it live, I love watching along on their Facebook page. The church has lots of events I’m never around long enough […]

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A Birthday to Remember

Two funny things happened the week of my birthday. Not funny like ha ha, but funny in ironic timing. My birthday was the lucky Friday, December 13.

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Baking Cookies – A Christmas Tradition

Of course I have cardamom. I’m Swedish. Mark Quotes like that are quotes from moments when you realize you have made the right choice in friends to share holiday traditions.

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Christmas and Thanksgiving 2019

Two major thoughts hit me this past week as we gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with our kiddos.