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Family New Year’s Eve

I’m excited, because I get to spend New Year’s Eve with my sister, my husband’s brother and their awesome spouses. The kiddos will be there as well, but they’ll probably be playing, chilling and fighting in the basement. Growing up, … Continue reading

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Two Against One

My little family eats pretty well, and I don’t hesitate to take credit for that. We’ve drifted from the chicken McNuggets and greasy ground beef of 2005 to the leafy greens and local fruits of 2014, despite mac-n-cheese and ice … Continue reading

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A Change of Plans…

This was going to be a post about the opening of the St. Patrick’s Day season, in which I told you of the lovely time we had at Family Day with our friends from Quinn & Tuite’s Irish Pub. Instead, … Continue reading

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Winterfest 2014!

My husband’s step-family has a wonderful tradition called ‘Winterfest.’ Essentially, we get together somewhere with an expansive outdoor area, and spend hours drifting between sleds, four-wheelers, bonfires and tables of food and drink. It’s awesome. At my first Winterfest in … Continue reading

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Back to It

On January 6, 1759, George Washington married the widowed Martha Dandridge Custis, making her and her two surviving children active characters in 18th century U.S. history. On January 6, 2012, my mother’s eldest sibling married a sweetheart he’d dated six … Continue reading

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A Rest from Labor

Happy Labor Day! This was us in 2005, in front of Cabin 5 at what used to be Fox Lake Resort. We are there now, as we speak, relaxing with family for the holiday weekend. Today, the entire property (including … Continue reading

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Into the Water!

Just some proof to document a real dip in the lake this summer. Not THE lake of course… Lake Michigan is just too cold this year. We once again visited our lovely neighbors at their campsite, and the weather was … Continue reading

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Christmas in August

My husband’s father’s family has started a tradition of Christmas in August. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I have a few complaints about the holiday season. However, this new practice has actually captured what I … Continue reading

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The Weekend of the Gross (but satisfied) Americans

Our weekends have been a bit crazy as of late, and the husband – thankfully – suggested that we make an effort to hang out as a family this Saturday and Sunday. There was lots of sleep, quality time and … Continue reading

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Family, Beach House and Morning Cake

It was a very busy week and weekend, and I am far too brain dead to write a real post. Know that my lovely, extended paternal  family was here from Ohio to spend a week in a beach house overlooking … Continue reading

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