Tag Archives: holidays

My Family is Great

My birthday was a couple of days ago, and I was reminded in quite a few ways how great my family is, and how much love there is in my awesome family circle. My Travel Man is on the road, … Continue reading

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A Happy Birthday is in Order.

Today is my daughter, Hilary’s, birthday.  Just wanted to take a minute to wish her an especially Happy Birthday, just because I’m her Mom, and just because I can. This picture is a blast from the past for my girls.  … Continue reading

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Is Your Household Battling this Cold Thingy?

Ok New Year’s fans it’s only the second week of the New Year, and I’m tired of my family being sick.  We all have had a cold and cough for the past week or so, every single one of us.  Sneezing, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from our House to Yours

From all of us at the Party House, a very Happy New Year to you all.  May 2013 be a wonderful year for you. May all of your dreams come true. May all of your wishes be fulfilled. May your … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Follies from Years Past…..

So in Southern California we occasionally experience Santa Ana winds.  These can be very strong like they were this past week, with the winds up to 100 miles per hour. The winds are either very hot or cold.  Now if your asking yourself … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tree Revamp

Yes we have an artificial tree. Yes, I can put up my tree whenever I choose.  Provided I have someone here to help me get it out of the rafters (thanks boys!). My artificial tree has (had) white lights Pre-wired to … Continue reading

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This One’s for My Mom

I’ve been reminiscing all week about past Mother’s days, and memories growing up, and one memory keeps popping back into my head that I thought I should share. Growing up in northern Illinois my Mom was a teacher for many … Continue reading

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When I Stopped Sweating the Small Stuff – Finale

2001 was unequivocally the most emotional and challenging year for my family.  I turned 40 in April of that year, and looking back it was such a tumultuous year.  By December of that year we were preparing for the holidays,  trying to … Continue reading

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Finishing out the Holidays with our Family Calendar

There is nothing finer than being able to record the pictorial history of your family and friends.  Around 1997, my Mom had the idea to put together a family calendar using pictures from any and all family events during the … Continue reading

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2011 Family Happenings

Happy New Year’s Eve dear family.  I just want to share this little year in review with everyone, as we always have so much going on in 12 short months.  So take a little trip down memory lane, and enjoy … Continue reading

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