4th of July LONG weekend!

Happy belated 4th of July!!! This felt like an extra long holiday weekend- I guess because it actually was. It was so nice having the holiday fall on a Sunday- both Ivan and I had off then on Monday in observance of the holiday. (This is always a pet peeve of mine, especially with holidays that traditionally are celebrated “late”…

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Holidays, Summer

Father’s Day and other happenings

First, a very big Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads! Here’s a picture I like a lot of me and my Dad, taken on the roof of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN back in March: And here’s one of my very favorite pics of Ivan with the boys: This was taken two summers ago on a hike in…

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Holidays, Kids, Workouts

The Murph, Memorial Day & More

Happy kickoff to Memorial Day weekend! I am working today but the boys have off. In true Wisconsin fashion, we are enjoying a summer-like start to the holiday weekend: Blows my mind that last weekend I was wearing shorts and a tank top and sweating in 88 degree temperatures, and yesterday was rainy ALL day and in the 40’s. What??…

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Blog, Holidays

Happy Easter and my Blogiversary!

Happy, Happy Easter!! (Picture= a bunch of plastic eggs ready to hide for an egg hunt in the yard later this afternoon with my niece and nephew + Ivan’s sister and mom.) We are going to do an egg hunt for the first time in a long time (outside!). The weather is supposed to be great- sunny and high of…

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