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Visiting Washington DC: Highlights from our recent trips

Last May, my mom moved to DC. She got a new job with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. It was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down, so just a few months after Mike and I moved to Hampton Roads, she relocated three hours north. Mike and I went to visit early in the summer. He’d […]

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Two Dogs and the season of snow

We got quite a bit of snow this winter – two storms with about 6 inches and several days of minor accumulations.  The pups love their snow days, almost more than I do. During one of the storms, our fancy pine tree got overloaded and one of the branches snapped. Other than that we didn’t […]

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A Backyard Engagement!

Back in September, my sorority sister, Taylor, and her boyfriend, Brandon, came to stay with us. I’d won a “VIP Party” at a bar nearby and needed them to come down so I could meet the minimum head count to take advantage of the VIP perks. That turned out to be a bust (I didn’t […]

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Why you should use a local florist and not 1-800-FLOWERS

Today is my mom’s birthday. Because of what happened on 9/11, her birthday will always be a little bit overshadowed by a national tragedy. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – 9/11 is a day for reflection, appreciation, and patriotism, so in a way I’m sure she is proud to share the date with Patriots […]

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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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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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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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Beach Dogs

We took Boomer and Bella to Virginia Beach to get some of their energy out.  The weather has been so snowy/rainy it has been hard to walk them.  Plus the backyard has been so soggy they can’t stay out longer than 5 minutes without tracking in buckets of mud. It was overcast and cold, but […]

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