#oneword2015

Hello again, imaginary friends! I missed you so while I was away, but I did enjoy a much needed break from my blogging grind stone.  I have been soaking up time away from work and responsibilities and just focusing on playing with my kids, spending time with my sweet hubby, and hanging with my family.  It has been refreshing and renewing for my mind, body, and soul, let me tell you. I’ll post about what shenanigans were had over our Christmas break soon, but the New Year has been on…

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A Look Back, A Step Ahead

Today is New Year’s Day. It would have been my parents 33rd wedding anniversary. This holiday season brought so many firsts to my family without my dad. I turned 30 without him (which was surprisingly hard). We had our first Christmas without him. His birthday would have been the day after Christmas, and that was a tough day this year. And then my parent’s anniversary today. It was one thing after another, and our family would have had every reason to sit in a corner somewhere and just let the…

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Gratitude in 2011

Over the past couple weeks, my mom shared a big secret with me.  So, I thought I’d share it with the internet.  Seems only right. She told me that for the past three years, she has had the same, secret New Year’s resolution.  Three years ago, she decided that she wanted her New Years resolution to be to do a routine act of kindness.  But she wasn’t going to tell anyone about it.  She figured if she told people, she’d get praise for the act and that would defeat the…

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Out with the Old and In with the New

Today is the last day of 2009 and I simply cannot let this day go by without pausing to remember all the happiness and all of the adventures that this year brought to my little family.   For many of you reading this, you’ve shared in my experiences with me, providing support and encouragement through the trials and celebrating and congratulating my triumphs.   For that, I am truly grateful and ever so blessed.   And there are many of you who are new to my little corner of Cyber…

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New Year’s Resolutions 2009

Tonight is New Year’s Eve.   My husband, my sister, and her boyfriend are all down in Times Square braving the crowds, the cold, and the 40 mile an hour winds to see the ball drop. And probably to make out with strangers. I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but my husband built the New Year’s ball.   That’s right.   He built it.   Actually, he ordered other people around and they built it.   But still.   He’s a bad ass.   So, the crew has…

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