Monthly Archives: June 2015

bbq + food + beverages + family = it’s summertime, baby!

Food Ideas (that I have probably shared before and have forgotten).   BBQ Chicken: Bake your chicken in the oven before everyone arrives/earlier in the day. I do bone-in/skin on. Season with salt and pepper. Throw on the grill just to warm it up, remove the skin, and then slather with BBQ sauce. Chicken will […]

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because I could watch you for a single minute and tell you a thousand things i love about you

  The kids played in the backyard with a slip and slide that allows them to race each other all afternoon. While I was taking a picture of Avery (who hated the cold water and gave me nothing but dirty looks), the other two were messing around in the grass playing chase. Claire leaped in […]

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Of loss. Of promises. Of love.

    I lost a dear friend to cancer. Her funeral was today in Fort Wayne, IN. She left behind two sons, Joe & Gabe. One a few years older than Cade and one a year younger. And a husband who loves her more than life itself and who is still in shock. Even if […]

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Yellowstone + Bear Tooth Pass | Family Vacation 2015

                                        There’s a gazillion pictures, of course, but here’s a sample of what we did this weekend. Packed the SUV and headed off to Wyoming and Montana. The kids were amazing! Interested, engaged, good spirits, happy […]

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Ry’s birthday + a night at home

  Planting Honey Crisp Apple Trees (gift from Nana for Ry’s birthday). Years ago, I remember texting Rylan when we were still just dating, telling him to go to the grocery store and pick up some of these apples as they were just coming into season. Worried he wasn’t privy to these babies. His Mom […]

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