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#backToSchool – “Mrs. Hans”

Often the “Memories” that facebook kindly reminds you of can be really bittersweet.  Some pictures take you back to the exact moment you took it… I remember this like it was 2 minutes ago and it makes my tummy hurt a little just thinking about it. This was the original post that went with the picture: In our… Continue reading #backToSchool – “Mrs. Hans”

#grandparenting · #lukethomas · #teamELFH · family

#PutMeInCoach – April 21, 2018

It was reported all week that we would have BIG RAIN this morning – and all day long. So- last night we turned off our alarms and planned to sleep in (I was sooooooo excited!). I woke up at 7:49am to see a text from our daughter (these days she’s better known as “Luke Thomas’ mommy”)… Continue reading #PutMeInCoach – April 21, 2018

#randomActsOfKindness · #teamELF · #teamELFH · Christmas/Traditions · family · friendship

A Different Christmas…and January 7th. #notAFanOfTheFlu

Well, this “January 7th” went a totally different direction than we had planned…and I’m honestly trying to be “ok” with it (but I’m not there yet). For weeks, we have been looking forward to our family being all together this weekend to FINALLY “Celebrate Christmas”. I did all the shopping on line (after the 25th)… Continue reading A Different Christmas…and January 7th. #notAFanOfTheFlu

#ftf (Favorite Things Friday) · #ilovemyman · #proudmommoment · #teamELF · daddy/daughter · family

#ftf – FirstDayOfSchoolTraditions

#ftf = Favorite Things Friday! Traditions tend to be a big deal in our family. I’ve often joked that we could never do something cool just once – since one of us would claim it needed to be done again, since it was now a “tradition”.  Some of my favorite (legit) traditions involve “First Day… Continue reading #ftf – FirstDayOfSchoolTraditions

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#Happy80thMom – July 2017

My sweet Mom turns 80 years old today! I love that she’s still active and loving life – and most of all that she loves GIRLFRIENDS and a good PAR-TAY! With that in mind, her family put together a little gathering of sweet friends. We invited them to the Chocolate Angel Tea Room for lunch… Continue reading #Happy80thMom – July 2017

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#ftf – Redeemed Marriages

ftf – “Favorite Things Friday”…and this one CERTAINLY qualifies! It’s been a long 5 months. Earlier today my daughter (along with her husband) shared a really authentic post about what they have been through the last few years, and specifically since the start of 2017. While Tom and I (and other members of our family)… Continue reading #ftf – Redeemed Marriages

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#DatingWhileDoingWhole30 – June 11, 2017

Our daughter got engaged a few weeks ago and when the wedding date was set for 6 months later our family went in to “panic mode” with wanting to feel and look better before the big day. The start date of June 1st was announced and we all agreed that we would do a round… Continue reading #DatingWhileDoingWhole30 – June 11, 2017

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#IsAJtheone – April 8, 2016

This past weekend was a BIG one for our family. Well, not just “big”…HUGE! After a quick change from the original plan, our daughter’s sweet boyfriend became her FIANCE! It’s a fun, sweet story (one I hope to document on another day), but  today I want to talk about a conversation I had with my dad…a… Continue reading #IsAJtheone – April 8, 2016