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Life’s A Beach

Tuesday January 10, 2012
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Life’s A Beach

We had a great mini-vacay over the New Years Weekend with a trip down to the Outer Banks. We went with some friends and had a great time hanging out, enjoying unseasonably warm weather and ringing in the new year.  Here’s a few photo highlights. Sunset at the beach Running at the beach Enjoying...

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Christmas Wrap-Up

Tuesday January 3, 2012
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Christmas Wrap-Up

I am way too late in posting this (geez, where’d the year go?) but nonetheless I wanted to officially document on the blog what a great Christmas we had. I love everything about Christmas.  It’s more than just presents, it’s the birth of Jesus.  It’s also great family time. We do Christmas eve with...

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4th Annual Cookie Exchange Party

Friday December 23, 2011
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4th Annual Cookie Exchange Party

On Monday, I hosted my fourth annual cookie exchange.  It is a great way to make sure I get my house ready for Christmas, and then I get to enjoy a lovely evening with friends and neighbors.  Not to mention, a bounty of treats! Here’s this year’s baking beauties: This year’s collection of goodies...

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Live Nativities in the Metro DC Area

Tuesday December 6, 2011
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Live Nativities in the Metro DC Area

Image Credit: Parkwood Baptist Church One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to visit a live nativity — where a church or organization acts out the birth of Christ, usually outside and usually including live animals.   There are several happening throughout the Metro DC area — many are happening this weekend.  Here is the...

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Giving Thanks for Turkey Time

Monday November 28, 2011
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Giving Thanks for Turkey Time

We had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving with both sets of grands.  We are so blessed to have both sides our family get along and enjoy each other.  Here’s a bit of what we enjoyed while we were down in the country. Cracking nuts Trying out the new sponge rollers We recently acquired mini...

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Happy Cand-o-leen!

Monday October 31, 2011
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Happy Cand-o-leen!

Halloween was indeed a happy and sugar-filled affair. It started with Adam’s preschool celebration.  Can you guess what he is? If you guessed the cutest little Ewok, this side of Endor, you would be correct!   And this was probably the easiest “homemade” costume I have ever done.  We reused a bear costume and I...

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Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday July 5, 2011
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Happy 4th of July!

We had so much fun this weekend, we could hardly stand it.   We spent about 100 hours at the pool it seemed, especially enjoying the 4th of July festivities there. Mike had a great time playing in their volleyball tourney, losing only in the finals.    The kids had a blast participating in the bike...

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The Best Father’s Day Gift I’ve Ever Given

Sunday June 19, 2011
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The Best Father’s Day Gift I’ve Ever Given

Technically, this should be the post about the wonderful Dad in my life  — either my own, or my beloved husband.   Both are quite stellar and I am so thankful for them.   Unfortunately, it’s late at night and my creative juices are running low, so  instead, I’m sharing about the gift I gave  the...

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Mudders Day

Thursday May 12, 2011
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Mudders Day

I better get my Mother’s Day re-cap in before we hit Father’s Day. I had a lovely Mother’s Day thanks to a wonderful hubby and mostly wonderful kids (the kids are wonderful, they just have more moments of un-wonderfulness than their dad).    I generally don’t expect a lot from Mother’s Day — a chance...

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Valentine’s Greetings from a Curmudgeonly Slacker

Monday February 14, 2011
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Valentine’s Greetings from a Curmudgeonly Slacker

Today is Valentine’s Day.  The big VD. (har har har). In light of that, I should be sharing sweet sentimental tributes to my loved ones.  Or clever crafts or foods.  Or big plans to celebrate the big day. But … I’ve got to confess.  I got nothing.   Although I had plans to decorate and...

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