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Christmas Cookies Anyone?

This is the first Christmas I will not be baking cookies. When my mother was ill my sister and I took over some of the baking and that is when I found my love of baking Christmas cookies. The year … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Here I am getting ready for the second holiday season without Tom. In 35 years of marriage we have only missed two wedding anniversaries, two Christmas’s and one Thanksgiving and one New Year. Not bad for a military wife, but … Continue reading

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Remembering Dad

Father’s Day ~ 2014 Before I was born my father had wanted to name me Patrick,  assuming I would be boy.  Since my brother and sister were already named for his father and closest sister, he wanted to give his … Continue reading

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Childhood Christmas Memories

 This Christmas was full of memories. The memory of my first Christmas with Tom.  The Christmas’s when the children were small.  I can still see my son at age 6 months as he sat under the tree.  His eyes were … Continue reading

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Moving Day

Moving day that turned into a moving weekend! We moved our son on Friday to his new apartment.  And lets just say, we are not as young as we used to be!   Friday morning saw a nice sunny and cold … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to family Happy New Year to friends May you each enjoy the blessings That our Lord God sends And trust in His guidance all along the way As you begin a brand new year on this happy … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: My Hero!

The daily prompt yesterday from WordPress was to tell you about our hero.  So, I thought of the people who I thought were my heroes and found that I admired them, but would not classify them as  a hero or … Continue reading

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Busy Hands

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might” Ecclesiastes 9:10   As a young mother my days were filled with everything from diaper changes to kissing boo-boos and from endless piles of laundry to bedtime … Continue reading

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Where Does The Time Go?

This year our son turned 31. Like all other parents, we ask ourselves, where did the time go? It truly does seem like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital, in his little Steeler onesie.  He was … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Today we say goodbye to my aunt. Although she still lived in her own home, I had been taking care of her for the past few years.  It was the house she and my uncle built with their own two … Continue reading

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