Category: Family

Canine Intervention

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  As you may have learned in “Two Puppies, a Pastor and Spring Break,” we have obtained a new puppy. We’ve tried, or at least I have, to adopt a puppy before. First there was Bowler, a german shepherd approximately…

The Girls’ Room

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When Sierra moved in permanently, we had to decide how to accommodate the extra stuff. We have a bonus room over the garage that we felt would be large enough for both girls. After tossing around several ideas, they finally…

I Took Sierra to the Pound

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My niece, Sierra, wants to be a veterinarian one day. If not a vet, at least something where she can work with animals. To give her some experience, we signed her up to volunteer at the local Animal Rescue League. She…

Chicago Trip 2006

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It was a whirlwind trip to the windy city. It has become a yearly tradition to travel toChicago with friends, Val & Kim, and visit the American Girl Place. This year, we also had the added pleasure of visiting the Field Museum…

McTV

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I don’t care for this particular trend and hope it goes away. When I go out to eat, I want to enjoy the food, the company, the clinking of dishes. I do not want to explain to my first grade…

Thanksgiving 2005

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Now, you must realize that I don’t cook. We go to my Mother-in-law’s home for Thanksgiving dinner like we do every year. So, this is all new to me. But, I was encouraged by a recent trip to a friend’s…

The Day After

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I haven’t been shopping the day after Thanksgiving. This year I decided to give it a try. I consulted a counselor after attempting to shop the day after Christmas one year. She told me it might be therapeutic. My daughter…

Chicago Trip 2005

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  Allyson and I went with our friends, Valerie and Kim, to the American Girl Place in Chicago. Our trip was planned around their 1st Anniversary event for the American Girl Club. We left for Chicago on a Friday morning,…

Aloha! Allyson Turns 8

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This year Allyson wanted to do something cool (or hot). We invited all her friends and their American Girl dolls to a Luau Party. We passed out leis at the door and everyone made their own grass skirts. We danced…