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Time Passes

Do you remember that sweet little baby from this post and this post?  She came to visit us last weekend with her new baby sister.  It’s so strange to see her now as a real person – this inquisitive little girl with thoughts and feelings and the ability to speak full sentences. She renamed Moose […]

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1 Year Old

Boomer turns 1 on August 21st.  When I look at him I still see the tiny puppy we brought home in October.  He is my sweet boy and much of his personality remains unchanged, but now he weighs 80lbs and barks with a deep confidence. He is a great dog and brings so much joy […]

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Virginia Beach Wedding

Mike and I  met Jess at Joenee’s wedding in New York.  We became friends on Facebook, but aside from that one night, we never really spoke or hung out.  Of course like the creepy sap I am, I followed Jess on Facebook and quietly shared in the joy of her engagement to Nick early this […]

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First Wedding of the Season

My mother-in-law got married last weekend.  Mike and I drove down for the ceremony.  It was an intimate affair at her house.  They said their vows, we prayed, we celebrated, we ate.  It was wonderful.  John is a nice man and Barbara is clearly very happy. John and Barbara are big into the ballroom dance […]

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A Yellow Lab and the Water

We got Boomer when the weather was starting to turn cold, so we never had any time with him as a puppy to go swimming.  Bella has always loved the water – I don’t remember any transitional phase.  It’s not like she learned to like it.  If there’s water around, whether it’s a lake or […]

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Packing for a Move

Now that we’re all “moved in,” I am beginning to think our belongings may have come alive in the Uhaul and rapidly multiplied. Somehow, everything fit into our old house and yet will NOT fit into our new, larger house. When we began the time-consuming process of packing up our house, I was determined to […]

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Our House

So we closed on March 7, a Friday.  We moved in that weekend and it’s been a blast. I don’t even know how to recap the last couple of months so I’m not going to.  Let’s just pick up and act like it hasn’t been two months since my last post. This is our house! […]

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Buying a House

The three most stressful things in life are moving, starting a new job, and buying a house.  In a rare stroke of genius, Mike and I decided to do all three at once. Buying a house has been the most frustrating, overwhelming, informative, and rewarding process of my life.  My initial experience with becoming a […]

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Warm before the storm

Monday the temperature dipped below 20 degrees and the roads were icy and treacherous.  Sunday was a different story.  Less than 24 hours before the deep freeze, Mike and I were walking the dogs under bright, warm, early spring sunshine. We are scheduled to close on our house this Friday and I wanted to visit […]

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Moving to Virginia

We’ve been staying at my mom’s for about three weeks now.  I’ve been working for two weeks (although thanks to the snow storm, I’ve only actually worked 7 of those days).  We found a house and made an offer, which the bank accepted.  So now we’re just dealing with all the tedious parts of getting […]

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