Category Archives: Faith & Family

My Swedish Roots & Other Swedish Things

In honor of our trip to Ikea in Minneapolis, my cousin’s book about our mutual ancestors, Swedish Fish, and Swedish Meatballs, I decided to write about my Swedish roots. My sister and brother-in-law live in Eagan, Minnesota, a suburb of … Continue reading

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Grand Central Station

“What do you think this is – Grand Central Station?” I clearly remember my mother screaming this exact line at us kids on numerous occasions when we were growing up. My parents had 8 children.  In 9 years.  I was the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Honestly, I wish we could switch Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  May is always such a busy month, and it seems like we end up cramming all sorts of holidays together on Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day ends up becoming diluted … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Dear Sweet Hubby

Dear sweet hubby celebrated a birthday this week.  May is always a crazy month with end of school year stuff for the kids, graduations, birthdays, our anniversary, and, oh, Mother’s Day, too.  It’s enough to make your head spin. Here is … Continue reading

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Planning a Last Minute Graduation Party

Our middle daughter graduated from college this past weekend at a university that is in a small town about 100 miles from our home. Several of us planned to travel there for her graduation ceremony, and we spent a lot … Continue reading

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Challenge Accepted

It’s been a crazy 2 weeks around here.  We’ve moved three kids and all of their stuff home from college. We’re in the midst of readjusting to new schedules and newly independent kids coming back home to mom’s and dad’s … Continue reading

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Navigating the World of Boyfriends

When you have your precious little babies, they are the center of your universe, and we (mommy and daddy) are the centers of their universe, too.  I remember the days of not being able to go to the bathroom alone or … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over

Today, our empty nest days are over for the Summer.  It’s going to be a busy few months for us. It’s hard to believe that our babies are now finished with their first years of college, and we are bringing … Continue reading

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A Day of Good News Over a Lifetime

After a weekend of worrying, I got a call from my sister with really good news.  My dear, sweet, brother-in-law, who is battling cancer, did not have the bad infection that we were afraid he had and his cancer markers are … Continue reading

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Engaged!

Last August, our nephew, (Little) Patrick, and his girlfriend, Amanda, asked if they could live with us for a few months while they saved some money in anticipation of moving from the Midwest to California.  We were on the cusp of becoming … Continue reading

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