Throwback Thursday : Cousins #tbt

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I may have shared this photo on the blog before, but it is one of my favorites, so here it is again! This is the perfect Throwback Thursday photo of my cousin and I! I’m fairly certain we were wearing our Gramma and Grampa’s coats, hats, earmuffs and gloves and just being plain silly. I […]

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

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I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to share one, if not weekly, then at least once a month.  I adore this photo of my Dad and I with the giant green dinosaur statue […]

First Two Weeks of February #fmsphotoaday

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I may have failed miserably with keeping up with the photo a day Instagram meme in January, but I’ve been good about remembering in February! I’ve only missed two days so far and I am really enjoying sharing my daily photos. So much so that I think I’ll do a biweekly recap of what I’ve […]

Twenty Years Ago – A Look Back

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While searching for some photos to add to a new collage frame the other day, I ran across this old photo. Calling it “old” is strange — I call photos old when I refer to my Grandparents, or my cousins and I when were little kids. This photo though, is a photo that just doesn’t […]

Wordless Wednesday – Day at Presque Isle State Park #ww

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Last Thursday, Pie and I picked up our two favorite cousins and spent the entire day at the lake.  It was a perfect 73 degrees and partly sunny and while we didn’t swim — we did have the most wonderful time digging for lake glass, wading along the shore and exploring the many beaches of […]

Mommy Moments – Remembering the first year

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of HUGGIES. All opinions are 100% mine. When we had our first child, we were young. Being raised as an only child, I had never really been around babies so becoming a mother was a whole new experience. Thank goodness for our family doctor, who […]

Wordless Wednesday – Baby’s First Trip To The Zoo #ww

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The weekend before last, we took the family and went to Pymatuning Deer Park for the afternoon. We try to go once a year, it’s a great little zoo that lets you get up close to the animals. This was our granddaughter’s first trip to the zoo! It was a beautiful day, even though the small […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Darling Granddaughter #ww

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Wiggle worm would be just one of many words to describe our darling granddaughter! She is almost 7 1/2 months old now (can you believe it?) and trying to explore everything! Watch out if you have a camera, phone, tablet or anything else electronic in your hand — she WANTS it! Holding the camera just […]

Wordless Wednesday – Cap and Gown #ww

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This is what is happening tonight. My first born is graduating from high school! *tears* I know I haven’t been around much on the blog or online. Graduation is really getting to me! It’s so hard to see him in this cap and gown and I can barely believe that my son is no longer […]

A Carrot Cake for Moms 60th Birthday

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Unbelievably, my mom turned 60 on Saturday! I can’t wrap my brain around it because for some reason my mom lives perpetually at the age of 38 in my mind. So for my forever 38 mom’s birthday, we invited her over for scalloped potatoes, salad and her favorite dessert — carrot cake. I make carrot […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – My Son and his Daughter #ww

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Is it possible that our little granddaughter is 2 1/2 months old already? She is cuter and cuter every time I see her! This past weekend I caught my son and his daughter playing so sweetly together.  Baby A is starting to stay awake more and she’s always wide eyed and smiling. She was “talking” […]

Why I Love My Husband – 10 Reasons

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My husband is driving me nuts. More so than I already am! Chris has been in construction for almost as long as we have been together, he’s owned his own small business for at least the last 10 years. This is the time of year things are slow — like slower than molasses. Which usually […]