Tag Archives: Family

Drugs and Alcohol

This past weekend was a whirlwind around here.  Yesterday, the twins left at 6:30 AM to go to an indoor track meet two hours away–their first one of the season.  We had planned to join them later on to see … Continue reading

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California, Jeep Willys and Another Era

Several years ago, we took the boys to California for spring break.  Our plan was to fly into San Francisco and Drive the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to L.A., stopping at all the places I loved as a child, and … Continue reading

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17 Years Ago…

17 years ago today, at 2:05 PM, my husband and I welcomed into the world our oldest son. In some ways, Bugs has been eclipsed by his twin brothers coming so soon after him, something that seems quite unfair at … Continue reading

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That There is Blogging Material…

Backstory:  Roo is the last to get his braces off.  Monday, he had a orthodontist appointment where we were both told that if he had worn his rubber bands, the braces would have been removed.  Roo is the child who … Continue reading

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16 Years Already?

16 years ago today, we went from a family of 3 to a family of 5.  Little did I know the magnitude to which my life would change. As of this writing, I now have three 16 year old sons. … Continue reading

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The Vitamix Hype

Last week my beloved blender died.  Actually, I don’t do the events justice.  I’ve mentioned before that about a year ago I tried Shakeology from Beach Body, and found that it was a great product and have used it a … Continue reading

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The 70’s

The other day when I was in the car with DH,  Nice to Be With You by Gallery came on the 70’s station he listens to.  Suddenly I was riding my bike to the high school swimming pool on a … Continue reading

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He was lost long ago, and could not be called back.  Some switch inside flipped in the direction of irretrievable, angry and anti-social, with cravings of living on the edge his candy of choice .  He entered a world completely … Continue reading

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Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Yardwork

I love a well manicured lawn.  Fresh cut grass, thriving shrubs, and magnificent flowering bushes.  Unfortunately, that would be the neighbors yards. I’ve mentioned before that I have a black thumb.  In contrast to my mother who has the greenest … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This pretty much sums up most every summer for us, although the beach varies.  This beach is Destin, Florida in 2010.  And no, my white balance is not off, the water really is emerald green from the sea grass in … Continue reading

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