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    Celebrating Our Dear Friends’ Wedding!

    October 3, 2017

    This will be a very photo heavy post but in light of all the recent sadness in the world, I wanted to focus on something happy.  Photographs by Catrina Carlson Our dear friends were married and we were honored to be part of the festivities. I have known both the bride and the groom since high school. We were asked to help a bit with the ceremony. My husband, Kurk was the emcee. I had a variety of positions to…

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  • food

    Peach Hand Pies

    Once in a while, you have a thrift store find that is exceptional. I found this Sunbeam mini pie maker for five dollars at my local thrift store. It was unopened and in the…

    September 3, 2017
  • food For the home

    Spice Rack

    I love to use spices in my cooking, but I’m not a fan of organizing them. The bottles come in different sizes, and they are all randomly shaped. My biggest pet peeve with spice…

    August 21, 2017
  • children's activities family Gardening

    Carrots!

    I finally had success with carrots! I’ve never been able to grow them before and this year we are overflowing. Sadly, I think the children were overzealous when planting them and they are very…

    August 14, 2017
  • family sewing

    Wedding Planning!

    My dear friend is getting married! It is a Celtic themed wedding, complete with tartan and bagpipes. My husband is officiating. He’s not a minister, but it is a civil ceremony. Pennsylvania allows self-appointing…

    August 7, 2017
  • family health pain management

    The Broken Arm

    We have our first broken bone in a family with five kids that include three boys; I guess we are fortunate. We had stopped to buy produce at our neighborhood farm stand, and my…

    July 24, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation Texas Beaches

    We started our beach leg of vacation in Houston (only one hour from Galveston). We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The highlight of this adventure was the butterfly exhibit. I’ve always wanted…

    July 17, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation!

    We returned from our epic vacation last week. This is our first family vacation in 2.5 years, so we made it a big one. I’m still recovering. This post covers the first leg of…

    July 10, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Great American Road Trip

    We are going on a great adventure!!! In a few weeks we will leave for our multi-state road trip with the younger four children. It will involve twelve states, two coast lines, camping, eating,…

    June 12, 2017
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