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It’s May!

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to land on May 1 and not think of the song from Camelot – the Lusty Month of May (as evidenced by two blog posts in my history referencing the song!). So go ahead, take a minute and have Alexa play it for you or find it on YouTube… Ok. So I’ll forever… Continue reading It’s May!

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A Foodie Post!

Chris and I eat out a lot. I told Chris that in our 3rd year of marriage I wanted to eat at home more – it’s healthier, it’s cheaper, and it could be fun to cook together! But it isn’t easy. When we work our long days, we don’t eat much at home except fast… Continue reading A Foodie Post!

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2016 – Things We Learned

Grandchildren are the best, aren’t they? Emma turned one last January (1/18) and celebrated at the Bounce House and Valentino’s with pizza and cake. She toddles around, loves her pets, and always has a smile on her face. August turned 1 in September (9/27) and celebrated with a space-themed party on Grimsrud Way in Rushford.… Continue reading 2016 – Things We Learned

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#HappinessHappens

Where has the time gone?*  Summer of 2016 is marching on.  Today is National Happiness Happens day (8/8/16), so I thought I needed to catch up on what has been making happy memories for the summer of 2016!  *the question I ask myself most frequently on the blog Gathering with friends and family: At graduations… Continue reading #HappinessHappens

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I Promise You This by Patricia Sands

  I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to read the third in the Love in Provence trilogy in advance of release date.  I reviewed Patricia Sand’s first book in the trilogy, The Promise of Provence in July of 2013 (and it is a pretty great review, if I do say so myself, so… Continue reading I Promise You This by Patricia Sands

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A Summary of Summery Events!

Prepping for summer, the Cosmo Girls created a list of Summer Events in the area so that there is always a social event at the ready!  I typed up an excel sheet and emailed it to all, including the websites that provide further information, but I will post a condensed version here and trust that… Continue reading A Summary of Summery Events!

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Leaps and Bounds

I don’t remember many Leap Days of the past, but here are some ramblings… The year Marissa was born was a Leap Year.  With a due-date in late February 1988, I had wondered what it would be like to have a Leap Day Baby.  She had a Leap Day Baby in her graduating class, so we… Continue reading Leaps and Bounds

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What’s been making me happy…

February is in full swing… lots of fun things to look forward to!  But here’s a quick look back on January goodness…. In January I visited some new places: Bunny’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis Park – right around the corner from Marissa and Adam’s home is the local hangout.  Good food!  Went there… Continue reading What’s been making me happy…