Category Archives: A Look Back

Last Day Of 6th & 4th

The end of another school year… Time flies when you’re having fun and this year has FLOWN BY! So many great things to say about my kids but it would just be bragging so I’ll refrain. All I WILL say … Continue reading

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2013 Holiday Season Wrap Up

Busy, busy, busy! That pretty much wraps up my holiday season this year. Needless to say, Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday, Stephanie’s birthday and New Year’s Eve all came & went and then…well…it was over. And now we’re into 2014 and … Continue reading

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Spartans Thru The Years

This past weekend, our beloved Spartans lost a heartbreaker semifinal to Ludlow to end the season for the Spartan Juniors and possibly end their careers playing for the organization. Despite there being an option of a Senior team for next … Continue reading

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6th Grade Washington DC Trip (or…Tigers Take DC!)

For a couple of years, my son’s school has been planning a trip to the nation’s capitol. They’ve done meetings and planning and had money-making endeavors to help generate funds…all to get our sons and daughters to Washington, DC. And … Continue reading

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A Fleeting Glance

11:07am on Monday, August 6th. I am mowing the front yard when Christopher comes out of the garage with his bike. I’m less than 5 hours from boarding a plane and being gone for almost 2 weeks. This past weekend … Continue reading

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Denver Bound

Losing a friend is always difficult. Losing 6 is next to excruciating and this week, our family lost 6 of our dearest friends to Denver, Colorado. My best bud Shayne took a job that relocated he and his family to … Continue reading

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For The Ol’ Opera House…

When it comes to movie houses, there is only one that I consider an important historical site. I grew up in the small town of McConnelsville, OH. Like most small towns, McConnelsville doesn’t have a giant multiplex that shows 25 … Continue reading

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Death Of An American Institution? I Hope Not…

When I was younger, I couldn’t even begin to count how much of my time was spent hanging out at the Colony Square Mall. For anyone my age, once you got a car, the thing to do was to cruise … Continue reading

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My Top 10 of 2012

2012 was an AWESOME year for so many reasons! Of course there were the family reasons but this was also an excellent year for other reasons…including movies, music and fun! So here are my Top 10 Best Things About 2012. … Continue reading

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2012 Was A Very Good Year

First off, I would like to acknowledge the fact that I am a Doritos junkie. Seriously…as I sit here and type, I can barely manage a thought without eating a chip. What IS it with these things anyway? I’m a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012 (Drake’s 1st!)

My favorite holiday. Period. And this year we had everyone at Mom & Dad’s to celebrate the stuffing of our faces! With this being cousin Drake’s first Turkey Day, we all had fun taking pictures and posing with him. I … Continue reading

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A Wedding To Remember

After dating for a number of years, Patrick & Katie finally decided to knot it up. And on a spectacular weekend in November, we got to share in their nuptials and enjoy the company of family in the beautiful state … Continue reading

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Taking A Bite Of The Big Apple

Under the bright lights of the big city! This year’s annual “We’re Over The Hill So Let’s Get Outta Dodge” reunion tour took us to New York City! Much like Seattle last year, there was plenty of food eaten (Little … Continue reading

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The First Of The Best

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know. The 80’s made us do it!!! If you’re on Facebook, odds are you are my friend. I’ve made a lot of friends and acquaintances through the years and I can honestly say I have been very … Continue reading

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Stephanie Turns The Big…uh…35…no…29…? Eh…It Was Her Birthday.

Please Disregard the Cup… So this year was THE year. The year that Stephanie had a BIG birthday. It might not have been as big as her 16th or 18th or 21st or 30th or…well…I’ll stop there. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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