Vacation Mode

We vacation well. Really well. We realize that there are trips where we need to see and do as much as possible and trips where we need to rest. To sit. To sleep. To move as little as possible. Hello, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico! This trip was one of those trips….the not moving kind of […]

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Starting Again (Again)

In an effort to find things that are meaningful to write about, things that others might find interesting, I’ve found that I’ve lost my ‘voice’. I start writing only to get stuck because I can’t quite figure out what it is I should be saying. I’m not even sure if that makes much sense, but […]

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A Life Well Lived

On Sunday, my father-in-law went to be with Jesus. Dad was one of the old school kind of men. He was a Marine and an engineer and quite the card player. For over 30 years, he and I were cribbage partners and quite frankly, there was no better team than us. (I’m kicking myself that […]

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Tis The Season

The halls are decked and so is every other room in our little house on our little street. Lights, lights and more lights seems to be the theme and thankfully our neighbors are just as on board as I am about making our little houses shine bright for all to see. And yet…I want more. […]

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An Autumnal Celebration

When we were in college, we lived in married student housing on campus of CU Boulder. (Go Buffs!) It would be so easy to focus on the hard parts of that time of our lives – having a baby (and then another) without health insurance, living off student loans, hot water radiators in our apartment […]

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The Latest News

Life in our little house on our little street continues to move in a circular motion and frankly, I’m getting tired of dwelling on the covid stuff. But then again I want to remember this later on so I can see how God has worked through it for good (and I know He will), because […]

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Making Nocino (and a recipe)

I love that Italy is so full of traditions…us Italians like to celebrate every little thing. Many are done because our Grandmother did it, or her Grandmother, or hers. Here’s another to add to the list…the making of Nocino. In celebration of St John the Baptists birth, a liquor is made that has hints of […]

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Grown Up Boys

I am the first to admit that my adult children’s lives look nothing like I thought they would…but I’ll also be the first to admit that I didn’t really think about it all that much when they were younger. I mean, we were in the trenches back then and if everyone was fed, watered and […]

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Summer Lovin’

I’ve been in a state of ‘somewhat summer’ for the last few months…the whole no work (and now furloughed) thing has had me home and in a weird space. I’m used to having summers off and the norm for us is to have a few trips planned and an endless lineup of garden parties happening […]

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On and On and On We Go

Shelter in place, week 10. Ten. TEN TEN TEN. It’s a lot like the movie Groundhog Day around here and while I’m thankful to live in a state that is taking this all very seriously…I. Am. Over. It. Plan meals. Cook meals. Eat meals. Clean up after meals. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat. It’s all just […]

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