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Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

As a kid, hot chocolate was a big part of our lives, at least that is how I remember it. Sounds dramatic but I have distinct memories, of my childhood, where specific hot chocolate was an integral part. When I went up to the mountains […]

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Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

In the spirit of imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I too am going to post a Christmas Gift Guide for this year. You may notice a theme as all of the ingredients are connected to eating or drinking in some way (weird, right?) […]

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Blog Review

Blog Review

Look, I know I have neglected writing. Why? I really don’t know. 2015 was one of the biggest years of my life. I had an “awakening,” a trip to Switzerland/France, oldest son had major surgery, got married (!), had four new peoople move in, oldest […]

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Friday Wrap Up

Friday Wrap Up

What a week! Is it just me or is time going by faster and faster? I was warned that as my kids get older, time would only move along quicker. They are right. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was depressed over the Seahawks game?? […]

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Summer Wrap Up

Summer Wrap Up

Since this week signaled the offical end of of summer, I wanted to share a quick wrap up of this glorious summer that we had in the Pacific NW. We were able to go camping, twice! One up to Anacortes, and the other to Salmon la […]

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It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

  Today is the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I suppose there is a better choice of words to describe this, but I honestly didn’t know what else to say. I miss her, very much. I tear up quite a bit when I think […]

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Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

A little motivation for the week. I found this (somewhere) a few years ago and stumbled upon it again and thought it was appropriate. Who is Control of your Happiness? Who is in control of what makes you feel good? Today, let’s talk about how […]

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Camping near the San Juans

Camping near the San Juans

In mid July, we celebrated Bella’s birthday by going camping up at Washington Park in Anacortes, WA, essentially the gateway to the San Juan Island’s.  Needless to say, it was beautiful! It wasn’t quite as hot as it had been, so having to sit around a […]

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Summer Round-Up

Summer Round-Up

  know I stole the post title from DALs, but hey, it works! I am working on tweaking my blog this summer because I think it needs a little TLC.  I am going to try and do a few new things that I think my […]

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It’s Been Quiet around Here

It’s Been Quiet around Here

I know it has been awhile since I have posted. Not really sure why except maybe I haven’t known what to say, which as my friends and family know, is shocking. This weekend has been quiet. The older boys are gone (one to camp and […]

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