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This Is My Friend Larry And Please Do The Cold Water Challenge For Him


For us this massive ALS cold water challenge phenomenon has a name and face attached to it.  Please read this because if ALS hasn't affected you yet, it will one day.  Let's try together to help stop this disease. This is my friend Larry Hughes and his wife Kim, aren't they pretty? They were over our home on December 21, 2012 for our 40th birthday party. Our photographer captured this conversation. I love the candidness of this picture. I was there too, listening carefully to Larry … [Read More...]

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Red Moon, of the Behind Kind

Moon through the trees

Sometimes you have to be really annoying to remind yourself why you married someone. Here is what I learned last night... If you are out picking up sticks, putting down some grass seed, fixing landscape lights that were beat up over winter and as the sun goes down, and because you have spring fever … [Read More...]



Peter woke us up at 5:00am complaining he had a terrible nightmare. I tried consoling him and giving him happy thoughts so I, I mean he could go back to sleep. After tossing and turning he declared he was too disturbed to go back to sleep and went about starting his day earlier. He has unicyle … [Read More...]

Yeah, I am Sharing This

Pot Roast

I know I am not a food blogger. I am sharing a Sunday dinner recipe after a conversation at dinner last night with a friend who said she has never made one. I make several variations of pot roasts, one of Jim's favorite dinners, but here is how I make a really easy red wine roast. This is so … [Read More...]

Secret Guilty Mom Confessions

Hello, my name is Abbie. I have a secret guilty mom confession. I have a secret cabinet in my kitchen that my kids don’t know that opens.   Actually, there are two cabinets that look like panels. In one I keep Scotch tape and scissors and the other everything I need to make … [Read More...]

2013 Christmas Letter


Merry Christmas 2013 edition! For the first time since I was 11, I didn't mail Christmas cards last year. Yes, I mailed my own when I was in elementary school. Stamps were cheap back then and how did I not become the next Martha Stewart? So no, I wasn't mad at you.  Yes, we’re still married.  … [Read More...]