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Our Star was a Star

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ― John Grogan Around […]

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Family 2021 August September

Mountain Biking at Deer Valley

My last full day in Utah was a treasure of a day. CJ and Lauren had given me a pass for Deer Valley, and Zeb procured a mountain bike for me 🙂 It was Zeb’s day off work so he and Shiloh accompanied me. Last Friday I woke up to have breakfast with my adorable […]

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Miraculous Maeva

The last few weeks have felt like a massive roller coaster ride. As you know from a few of my previous posts, our latest grandchild had a tumor. The surgeons decided to wait until she was at around 36 weeks gestation before bringing her into the world using a cesarean section delivery. We were keeping […]

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Bloggers from Different Angles

This is a fun thing. My aunt is an amazing writer and a gift to the blogosphere. Before that she typed out communications and her takes on daily life for the entertainment of our family. She is truly a gifted person. My uncle saved her old letters, and now she is putting them on her […]

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Tough Decisions

And I wouldn’t mind your tips, dear readers. If you had a few extra hours in your day, and needed to get off your duff, away from monitors and aren’t particularly talented in art, cooking or any endeavors requiring coordination, what would you do? Topic jump. I made two extremely traumatizing decisions (for me) this […]

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WordPress.com Truly Cares

The other day I read a post on companies’ policies on time off, and they highlighted Automattic (the company I work for — ). It said: At Automattic, time off is unlimited. To be sure vacation days get used, we recommend that folks take at least a minimum of 25 days off every year … […]

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Summer Snow Thoughts

Yup. Snow. That’s what I think of on hot summer days where the thermometer pushes 87 degrees F (30.55 C) and threatens to melt my soul. It’s my matter of survival. One of my favorite snow memories from this past season is the day Sundance closed — the day before Easter Sunday. I was out […]

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Hudi and Mollie get Hitched

It was supposed to happen last summer, but did any of you notice that something went a bit crazy with our world? Yeah, we all noticed it, too. The grand plan for a summer wedding in the mountains slid into hiatus. This was not an easy decision. In fact, our intrepid Mollie trudged up Guardsman […]