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A Different Christmas…and January 7th. #notAFanOfTheFlu

Well, this “January 7th” went a totally different direction than we had planned…and I’m honestly trying to be “ok” with it (but I’m not there yet). For weeks, we have been looking forward to our family being all together this weekend to FINALLY “Celebrate Christmas”. I did all the shopping on line (after the 25th)… Continue reading A Different Christmas…and January 7th. #notAFanOfTheFlu

#words · Chase Oaks · God ROCKS! · reconnecting with God · Soul care

#pastorsRetreat2017 – October 16-21

I need to be honest and say that I came in to this week with a poor attitude…honestly, it was NOT the way I thought I needed to be spending my time.  While I really do LOVE the people I work with and enjoy their company, after coming off a really busy time planning the… Continue reading #pastorsRetreat2017 – October 16-21

#ftf (Favorite Things Friday) · #ilovemyman · #words · marriage

#ftf – brunch (and #birthdaybrunch is even better!)

This past year I’ve started a new favorite thing…brunch. I’ve loved meeting up with a friend, or two, typically on a friday or Saturday morning. For whatever reason, I just feel more relaxed and enjoy just “being” for a few hours when brunch is involved. I’ve enjoyed this new favorite part of my week with many different… Continue reading #ftf – brunch (and #birthdaybrunch is even better!)

#ftf (Favorite Things Friday) · #ilovemyman · #proudmommoment · #teamELF · daddy/daughter · family

#ftf – FirstDayOfSchoolTraditions

#ftf = Favorite Things Friday! Traditions tend to be a big deal in our family. I’ve often joked that we could never do something cool just once – since one of us would claim it needed to be done again, since it was now a “tradition”.  Some of my favorite (legit) traditions involve “First Day… Continue reading #ftf – FirstDayOfSchoolTraditions

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#Happy80thMom – July 2017

My sweet Mom turns 80 years old today! I love that she’s still active and loving life – and most of all that she loves GIRLFRIENDS and a good PAR-TAY! With that in mind, her family put together a little gathering of sweet friends. We invited them to the Chocolate Angel Tea Room for lunch… Continue reading #Happy80thMom – July 2017

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#ftf – Redeemed Marriages

ftf – “Favorite Things Friday”…and this one CERTAINLY qualifies! It’s been a long 5 months. Earlier today my daughter (along with her husband) shared a really authentic post about what they have been through the last few years, and specifically since the start of 2017. While Tom and I (and other members of our family)… Continue reading #ftf – Redeemed Marriages