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  • December 1, 2015
    Decorating for Christmas has always been a favorite for me, since the kids were really young, to surprising them when they returned from school, and after 30 years of accumulating gifts, creating crafts and hand picking my favorites, looking back, I love all the stories they have to tell.
    Each year I haul up the many totes filled with holiday decorations, a workout in itself, place them on the...

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  • May 26, 2015
    Our birth order...where do you fit in?
    I was surprised to see how accurate these lists were when it came to my siblings and I. An explanation for our personalities and the differences helps one understand why we may act certain ways, better yet, why others do the things they do.
    First-Born
    Be perfectionistsEnjoy making other people happyBe highly motivated to achieve successTake on a leadership...

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  • April 1, 2015
    Finding gratefulness in the everyday things...
    List at least 5 things in each day you are grateful for...
    March 01 - Today I am grateful for a day home, fireplaces, spark, coffee, photography, reading, writing, being creative.March 02 - Today I am grateful for egg whites, weight training, books, home depot, decorating, rearranging, organizationMarch 03 - Today I am grateful for morning coffee, hot...

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  • March 6, 2015
    I never knew having a daughter could be so amazing...
    We had always guessed Deb was supposed to have a daughter. She would love playing with a girls hair and trying different styles. 
    25 years ago today we were all shocked when the doctor exclaimed "it's a girl" 
    Born at exactly 7am in a birthing room at Southwest General Hospital just as the television blared "good morning america" and...

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  • February 7, 2015
    Time flies and here we are with another year behind us...A year that was filled with more dreams created and memories made.
    A unique bond forms when people struggle together through the ups and downs of life, that glue which fastens us through the tough times making the good times even better. How blessed we are to have you, always striving to make our lives better. 
     When I need strength to...

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  • February 6, 2015
    Yesterday we spent the day together pampering Deb...
    with a trip to Sam Wanna spa for a facial and a hair appointment with Amanda!
    Our childhood so vibrant in her memory
    Her 50th when I took her to Amanda
    hanging out with Amanda again yesterday.... looking forward to more celebrating!
    Learning about what is important in life and hopeful for the future, we will celebrate! 
    Happy Birthday...

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  • February 1, 2015
    Thirty-one days of grateful...
    I chose the month of January to begin a grateful journal. To recognize the good that surrounds me, even on the toughest of days. I plan to continue beyond the 31 days, but this was my beginning to a more grateful 2015
    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow
    January 1 - today I am grateful for the opportunity to spend...

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  • January 22, 2015
    Back to my running goals, or at least trying to get back... 
    Started the year with a broken foot so miles are slim for January. Let's see if we can get these up there again
    1 mile - first attempt after broken toe3 miles - getting better after toe                                    5 miles - finally some miles in                                        6 miles...

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  • January 22, 2015
    as I listened to the puppy quietly whimper, I decide to get up...
    My favorite, absolute favorite part of the day is morning. Savoring that first cup of coffee, so perfect, nudging me to start the day. The quiet house grants me the time desired to open up to the possibilities of the day. Writing in my journal, welcoming the silence, grateful for this peaceful hour. My favorite morning ritual...
    A...

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  • January 20, 2015
    The bitter cold grips my body as I hurry through the parking lot seeking shelter from the arctic winds...
    The frigid gusts are silenced as the doors slide to a close. With the winds restricted, I shrug off my jacket and begin climbing the flight of stairs. The sound of my boots echo in the corridor as I ascend the staircase. At the top of the stairs I see a fireplace burning brightly, with its promise...

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