Holidays

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, Kids

St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This morning I am feeling a tiny bit of mom guilt. Not really that much, but a little bit. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day somehow became one of those “magic holidays” at our house- the ones where magical, unexpected things happen, much to the kids’ delight. (Think Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Elf on the Shelf…).…

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Holidays, Life

Birthday surprise

I’ve mentioned before that my husband is notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. He doesn’t really have any big hobbies that require “gear” or “equipment” (no golf balls or tees to buy….doesn’t really like to read….is pretty minimalistic about many things like coffee mugs, etc…..). He is also rather picky about his clothing and likes them to “feel” a certain…

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Holidays

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I’m not really big into V-Day, honestly. It’s nice and all, but I don’t get too excited about it either way. If it didn’t exist, I don’t think I would really care. 🙂 But, it does exist, so we acknowledge it a little bit. With the amount we go all out for Christmas, it literally takes…

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Holidays

Christmas 2020!

Ok, Christmas is really over now! My parents left a bit ago, the presents are mostly put away and the festivities have ended. I’m so happy with what a wonderful Christmas we had! It was quiet and maybe could be considered uneventful for more excitable folks, but to me, it was perfect. I’ll try to keep this somewhat brief….and there…

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