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Veterans Day






For my children and grandchildren:               My dad, who was part of a selfless generation of men and women who valiantly paid the price for the precious freedom we have.      

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Morning Visitor






A misty veil greeted my gaze as morning’s light arrived… momentarily muting spring’s radiance while transforming the familiar into an ethereal wonder. Camera tucked safely in my scooter basket, I made my way toward the convenient ramp Tom installed and … Continue reading

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Le Tour de Costco






Trips to Costco have never been high on my son Michael’s list of favorite activities. With his wife recuperating at home following an unexpected c-section, I volunteered to accompany him on his next Costco outing. The opportunity to create new … Continue reading

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“I Spy With My Little Eye…”






        “Don’t tell me what you can’t do. Tell me what you can do!” Words that have been repeated numerous times to my children resonated in my current situation… Sitting with my foot elevated much of the … Continue reading

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Just Rest & Relax…






Nearly sixty years of age, grandma to five rambunctious grandsons and one girly two-year-old, I am officially beginning a new exercise program, albeit not of my choosing. Pausing for a moment; sometimes for many moments… I focus intently on which … Continue reading

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Birthday Love






Twenty-five years ago a cherubic bundle of love made her entrance into my life. Waiting for my sweet daughter, Anna, seemed to take an eternity–but in reality it was only eight years, during which time my heart’s desire for another … Continue reading

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Fresh Focus…






Family health challenges over this past year distracted me from my personal commitment to recount everyday life stories along with favorite family recipes, but with a new year my vision is refreshed… if not renewed. Moments slip into the close … Continue reading

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Christmas Spritz






With a hint of light green, these almond flavored spritz stir memories from my youth…   tinted sugar sprinkled on top, my mom lovingly baked them every Christmas and are now a favorite of my children. My dear friend, Jennifer, who … Continue reading

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Cheese Crackers






I stumbled upon this recipe many years ago when my oldest child, Tommy, was a baby. For no particular reason I only make them around the holidays, and part of the tradition is “volunteering” someone to grate the mountain of … Continue reading

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Evan Alexander






Welcome to the family Little Evan. You are loved by Aunties, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas, Mom, Dad… but most of all Jesus. He loves you with an everlasting love and will never leave you nor forsake you. I pray you grow … Continue reading

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