Return from Down Under

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No, I didn’t take a quick trip down under to Australia. I am just now popping my head up after over a week of holiday stuff. I did manage a quick post about our family celebration last Saturday, but beyond that I’ve been absent not only from the blog but also from social media (aside […]

A Picture of Christmas + the FlipBelt Winner


We had our family Christmas celebration this past Saturday. For the second year, we picked up the twins in Orange County, then headed south to my son Nathan’s home in San Diego. Three Grandsons. Triple Awesome. In addition to the grandsons, Dane, Cash, and one year old Samuel, my son David, his girlfriend Melissa, niece […]

Whew, That Was Fun! And the Coolest Candle EVER!

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I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know that I did, although it was pretty exhausting. My celebration really started last Friday, with all our pre-Christmas grandson visiting and family get together. It was tons of fun and it was very nice not to be hosting for a change. Our plan for […]

Weekly Reader: Christmas Shopping Inspiration


Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and […]