Tuxedo What?

Here’s another thing I just learned today. I’m just full of fun bits of trivia for you…a tuxedo can refer to more than just a fancy suit!
I was browsing the internet and happened upon one of those pretty boutique bow sites and one of those lovely bows is actually called a Tuxedo Bow! […]

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Busting a Grammar Myth!

I just learned something interesting today.
Did you know that the old rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition is actually not accurate? Here’s the scoop:
The first writers of the English grammar books used Latin grammar as their model. This fails us because English is not like Latin. In Latin, the prepositions are attached […]

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Re-evaluating Insurance Needs

My husband has been a realtor for almost our entire marriage. For some of those years he was able to make a steady income from representing primarily buyers. His specialty was helping first-time buyers find a home. It was quite rewarding because often these people just assumed they could not be homeowners. […]

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Nineteen???!!!

Yep! We celebrated 19 years of marriage yesterday. We were married on Kapalua Beach on Maui on Friday, February 23, 1990 with a handful of guests…five to be exact, I believe (including Lora who was three!).
Now, seven more kids later and lots of blood, sweat, tears, and laughter here we are entering […]

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Building The "Beast"

What a name, huh? That is the name Daniel has dubbed the new computer he is building. He is building this thing from scratch and he’s pretty excited about it. To hear him tell, the Beast will be able to do some awesome feats.
So…for the last week or so, various components have […]

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Spring Jobs

Even though it is still dastardly cold where I live, I find that my mind is starting to turn toward spring thoughts. The sun seems to be shining a little more brightly and the days are getting noticeably longer already.
I can hardly wait for warm weather…even if it does mean that I am going […]

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iPhone Accessories

Have I mentioned that I am thinking that I want an iPhone? Yep…me…an iPhone! Surprise you? Well, anyone who knows me actually isn’t that surprised. I’m a tekkie at heart I think.
Anyway, along with an iPhone, of course I would need some of those way cool iphone accessories. I can’t […]

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Application Update

Daniel received his second acceptance in the mail yesterday.  So far he is batting 1000.  I’m so proud of him.
I also received a call from a homeschool liason person at the third school he applied to.  They actually have a staff person who’s entire job description is handling homeschool applicants.  Does this tell us anything?  […]

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Social Network for Redheads

I have known a few redheads over the years and one thing they all have in common is that they are INTENSE. Whatever their passion, they feel it with every fiber of their beings. One of my best friends in grade school had red hair and green eyes and she was one of […]

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Sick…GAH!

We are suffering our first real colds of the winter. Considering it is over half way through February, I guess I really shouldn’t be complaining…but I am…because…
I…AM…SICK!
I do not do sick well. In fact, I make a lousy sickie.
In addition to myself, Sarah, Michael, Ruthie, and Abby are all sick too.
It’s a lovely […]

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