Author Archives: Mama

Strawberry Fields Forever

When I was in high school, I had a steady boyfriend.  We called it “going steady” back then. We went to the same school, and we used to pass notes back and forth to one another in between classes. We … Continue reading

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Our Baby, The Adventurer

We have five girls.  The oldest three are fully grown and living on their own.  The youngest two, our twins, are in college which means that they are home during the summer and on breaks leaving us with a nearly empty … Continue reading

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Quirky Old Home Project #1

When we bought our new “older” home, we knew that there would be some quirky issues. While it was nicely renovated, the laundry list of items highlighted by the home inspector was long.  If this was our first rodeo, we … Continue reading

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Our New (Much Smaller) Backyard

We moved from a home with a ½ acre yard to a new home with a much smaller yard. This was our old backyard.  Hours and hours were spent on it each week.  The steep hill in the back was … Continue reading

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Hello New Home

Just about 2 months after selling our last house, we purchased a new home. Well, it’s not exactly new.  It’s a new OLD home.  We bought a home, built in 1940, in a historic district. When we first got married, … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Besides my family, here are a few of my favorite things. Farmers’ Markets. I love going to the St. Paul Farmers’ Market when I am visiting my sister in Minnesota.  A visit early in the season will allow you to purchase … Continue reading

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The Journey

Some say that life is a journey. A journey from birth to death. Some people’s journeys are very short and others are very long.  For most of us, the journey will be somewhere in-between. For most of us, life’s journey is … Continue reading

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Wild Life at The Little Cottage by the Lake

We had our first guests at The Little Cottage by the Lake.  My sister and her three little dogs, my mother-in-law, and one of the college kids spent the weekend with us for Mother’s Day which happened to be DSH’s birthday … Continue reading

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What I Want for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. I sort of dread it every year. While I believe in celebrating holidays, I don’t really like the commercialization of most of them. For me, it’s not about “He went to Jarrod!”  (Like jewelry purchased from any other … Continue reading

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Our Little Cottage By the Lake

Once upon a time, there was a young girl. This is the young girl with her best friend from high school the year they dressed as hobos for Halloween. These are her parents a few years ago at the Halloween … Continue reading

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