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It’s Been Too Long

It’s high time I got back to my writing.  It’s  been a long time coming, too long as a matter of fact.   This summer’s been somewhat different here at the Party House.  It’s been unusual, eventful, sad, happy, and all of … Continue reading

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Today is July 3, 2013

Today my youngest son, the “baby” of the family is turning 22.  I wanted to share the post that I wrote last year for his 21st birthday.  Happy Birthday Zach! Wow!  How did this happen?  It seems like just yesterday … Continue reading

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The Grocery Paradigm Shift

For many, many years our grocery budget always seemed so out of control.  Managing meals and buying groceries for a houseful was always a daunting but necessary task. Trying to keep the grocery budget under control and being able to  provide … Continue reading

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Our Nest is Minus One.

A little over a week ago one of my twenty-something’s flew the coop and went out to conquer the world all on her own.  Hilary has lived away from home before, but this time she’s striking out on her own … Continue reading

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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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The Sweetest Gift

This little Miss gave her Papa (aka Travel Man) such a sweet gift today. He is in Thailand, and tries to Skype with us whenever possible.  We got a Skype call this afternoon, and Miss Madison just happened to be … Continue reading

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Planning a Party – Facebook Style

For the past two weeks the ladies/girls (sorry twenty something’s you will always be my girls, even though I know you are fine young ladies) in our family have been planning my brother’s fiftieth birthday party.  It has been such … Continue reading

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On becoming a Grandma, again.

For any of you who follow my blog regularly you know that last November we welcomed our granddaughter into the family.  Such a sweet, little cutie pie.  It’s amazing to me that when the family tree expands, your heart just becomes filled … Continue reading

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The Colors from My Summer Garden

This afternoon I have been working on getting the summer photos organized.  There are just a few that I want to share with all of you from my garden.  Especially since the summer gardening season is winding down for many of us … Continue reading

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