A lot of you know that my second-oldest son was an avid drummer—he played the drums from the time he was 10 years old all the way up until he was 18. Then he traded in his¬†tascam dr40¬†for a uniform and joined the US Marine Corps. I will admit that it did break my mama […]

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Thanksgiving Festivities

Well, another Thanksgiving is come and gone…I seriously don’t know where this past week has gone….it was certainly an enjoyable one, though. It was so wonderful to have (almost) the whole family together. We definitely made a lot of great memories together, and even though we all missed David this year, we all agreed that […]

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Cookie Baking For The Marines

I was very excited to have the opportunity to send homemade cookies to the Marines at Camp Pendleton as part of a program called Operation: Sweet Tooth. I managed to recruit Sarah to make a few dozen of her awesome cookies to send, and also persuaded my mom and Lora to do the same: In […]

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Fall Decorating

I’ve been feeling very Martha Stewart-ish lately. A few weeks ago, I set up an adorable outdoor fall setup, complete with pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales. Last week I sewed a few Marine-themed pillowcases. And yesterday, I put together my own Thanksgiving centerpiece. I don’t know what it is about fall decor but I just […]

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Are we really looking at the end of November already?? And Thanksgiving in less than a week? Time sure flies when you’re having a good time—hardy har har—Seriously though, I am looking forward to T-day. We’re taking the whole week off from school to prepare for the big day, and the kids are super-excited. I […]

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Free Plane Ticket!

I’m a little psyched right now—A few weeks ago, I entered David in a contest called Operation Homefront, that gives 450 active military members a free flight home in December. I was flabbergasted to be scrolling through my email inbox, and came across an email informing me that David had been one of the 450 […]

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