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Snow Days 2014

Much has been written about the snow storm that happened earlier this week. People were stranded on the interstate, some of them for more than twenty hours. Children were trapped on school buses and many of them ended up spending the night at school. People are passing the blame back …

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Tea Party Celebration

My friend Gleide’s sister has been visiting her for the last two months. They are from Brazil and this was Taty’s first visit to our country. She is going back to Brazil this Sunday so Gleide wanted to invite all of her friends to visit with her one last time …

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Frozen Birthday Party

Have you seen the new Frozen movie yet? I took my children to see it last month and we all loved it. Based on the previews I had seen, I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. Many of my youngest daughter’s friends have seen it more than once. …

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Open Your Heart

As many of us start this new year with resolutions to improve ourselves, our families, and maybe even our communities, have you thought about simply resolving to be open to new ideas? Open to change? And not just change for the sake of change but change that takes down the …

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Daydreaming about Our Summer Vacation

We have had record cold weather here in Georgia this week. It was so cold that they cancelled school, not because of snow and ice, but because of concern that with the extreme cold (6 degrees) school buses wouldn’t work, kids wouldn’t be warm enough at the bus stops, and …

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Hope’s Bridal Shower

Last February my sweet niece Hope got engaged to her boyfriend Chris. He is a great guy and we were all so happy for them. Hope is the only child of my twin brother Steve so of course I immediately offered to host a bridal shower for her. They had …

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Fall Fun

Fall has always been one of my favorite times of the year. The crisp, cool air is always a refreshing change after one of Georgia’s hot summers. Some of our favorite activities happen in the fall. There are festivals and fairs, annual visits to Burt’s Pumpkin Patch, Trunk or Treating, …

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Country Living Fair 2013

I visited the Country Living Fair this year for the first time and it was so much fun. The weather can be crazy in the south and the day I visited was no exception. I got there right as the fair was about to open and it was 30 degrees …

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Starbucks Berry Chai Tea (Almost)

About five years ago I met a lady at church and we were gradually becoming good friends. We both had a lot going on and never seemed to finish our conversations when we would see each other. One day she said to me, “Hey, let’s meet at Starbucks and we …

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Cat Diaries

Well, you were going to find out soon enough. Not that I was trying to hide it. But yes, I am a cat person. My children are cat people. We all love cats. How many cats do I have you’re asking? Six. Yes I said six. There’s Bluebell, Mayble, Sapphire, …

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