Category: Family

The Bride Was Beautiful

It’s been a while since I’ve been here and the reasons have been many.  One of the very best reasons has been our daughter’s recent wedding to her super smart sweetie. After a year long courtship, the two of them decided that yes, they did want to get married.  Shortly after, they set the date…

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Congratulations Darling Daughter!

My darling daughter and her super smart sweetie have been training all summer long for various races.  Last weekend, they ran in Skylar’s 10k Run and my daughter placed first in the women’s division!  WOO-HOO!!!  And her boyfriend was in the top ten for men, which is a personal best for him also!!  All their…

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My First Job

This week’s photo challenge is “nostalgic” and is coincidental with a short post I made on LinkedIn asking about first jobs and what it taught us. My first job was working for family at a manufacturing company that we owned.  I learned the hard way how great it was to have a mentor when my…

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Lessons From Grandma’s Fur Coat

Winter has settled in here in central Virginia and it’s finally gotten cold enough to wear Grandma’s fur coat.  A fat girl in a fur coat looks even fatter yet, but I was the grandchild who fit best into her lovely mink coat. My favorite boy toy and I were dating when my grandfather bought it for her.  In that…

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Time Travel For Laughter

This week’s travel theme at Where’s My Backpack is “couples”.  Since I’m usually the one taking pictures, I don’t have many of me together with my husband, especially when we’re traveling. So instead, I decided to do a little time travel back to Thanksgiving years ago when my niece was young.  These are from some…

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How I Spent My Vacation

Remember when we would go back to school in the fall and the first assignment was an essay to write about what we did during our summer vacation?  Well, it’s much more fun to do when it’s a blog and no one’s grading it. I had a great time in Atlanta!  I drove down the Thursday…

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