Well, our number of guests for Thanksgiving Dinner has morphed from 18 to 22!   Steve and I have always believed in the “more the merrier” axiom so we  are looking forward to the merriest of times.

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Enjoy a funny story about how two clueless, non-experts (that would be Steve and me) prepared a whole turkey. Also, find lots of good reader advice in the comments about make-ahead recipes and general Thanksgiving tips.

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When it comes to clothing purchases, I am usually all about having a lot of plain tops and bottoms so that I can mix them up without drawing too much attention to each of those basic pieces.  (Refer back to my earlier style post about stars and understudies.)

However, in the last couple of months, I did something really, totally, and unbelievably radical.  

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Right after church on Sunday, Steve and I took off for Georgia for part 2 (of 4) of the Leadership Training  our church is providing for us. On the way, we stopped in Charlotte to spend the night with Steve’s parents.

When we woke up Monday morning, I got completely dressed and went to the kitchen for breakfast. Steve had decided to eat before dressing, so when I got to the kitchen, he was there in a t-shirt and pajama bottoms.

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Hands. Bridges. Veterans.

November 9, 2015 — 18 Comments


Nathan just posted this picture on FB with the following caption:

Saturday morning snuggle. #lovethiskid

Sarah commented, “I miss both of these pairs of hands.”

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On A Steve Theme

November 6, 2015 — 21 Comments

When I got into my office on Monday, this home made card was lying on my computer keyboard.

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I just want to say thanks to all of you who left such dear comments last week; I have read them all several times and they have brought me smiles and (happy) tears. I feel so blessed to be a part of this community.

And epseically in light of what I went through in the past couple of weeks, I want to share with you another family’s story  today, one which has truly moved me.

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October 28, 2015 — 58 Comments

Now that I’ve let our immediate family and church staff know, I wanted to pass on the news to you dear readers as quickly as possible:

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