Day 3 of March 2013 Blog Challenge

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Day 3 Blog Challenge: What Makes You Happy There are lots of things that make me happy.  One, of course is my family.  I love my daughter with all of my heart - I finally understand the love my parents have for me.  I never thought I'd be able to love somebody so little as much as you do for your child.  It's amazing.  Miles is my other half.  I don't know what I would do without him.  He knows what to say to cheer me up when I'm upset and having him stand beside me no matter what obstacle we … [Read more...]

Keeping Our Families Active

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Keeping active as a family today is no easy task. Certainly, this has not been made any easier by the total accessibility of the internet and the widespread ownership of smartphones, tablets and laptops, even amongst our kids. In fact, research shows that 50 percent of 12 to 20 year olds are not getting the exercise they need.  Indeed, it seems that many kids today would rather exercise their fingers than their bodies and minds! However there are a few small and fun ways to keep our children … [Read more...]

Thankful November – Day 1 – Riley

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All this month, in honor of Thanksgiving, each day I am going to talk about something/someone I am thankful for.  I would love if others joined me!  Just leave a link to your Day 1 post below!  :)  When you tweet out your post, use #ThankfulNovOM!   Of course day one would be my beautiful daughter, Riley.  Riley is so intelligent, loving, and gorgeous.  I love her more than words could ever explain.  She's made me a stronger person because I know that I need to be strong for her.  If … [Read more...]

Silent Sunday – Rising Sun Indiana Adventure

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For Silent Sunday, I'm bringing you photos that I took during Miles' and I's trip to Rising Sun, Indiana this past Monday and Tuesday.  It was nice and relaxing just walking along the Ohio River and enjoying each other's company. :)  I love the pictures that I took.  I hope you do, as well!  To see the full size version of one, just click on it.  And to see the rest, just click 'Read More.'  I hope you had a great weekend! … [Read more...]

Park Adventures

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Sunday we decided to take a stroll to the park.  I wanted to test out my new camera and get more of a feel for it, plus we hadn't been in awhile.  Here's a few pictures from our time there!  :) … [Read more...]

Silent Sunday – My First Photo With My Nikon D3100!

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So the past three days I have been at Bloggy Conference!  That would be why there were not any posts!  I am going to do a wrap-up post of things I learned and experienced.  That will more than likely be tomorrow!  I was fortunate enough to win a Nikon D3100 with a 18-55 VR Kit from Homes.com and ForRent.com!  I was so excited and shocked!  Heck, I'm still in shock!  Haha!  Anyways, the photo above is the first one I took with it and I am in love with it!  :)  So this is my Silent Sunday post... … [Read more...]

Happy 23rd Birthday, Miles!

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Sorry it was so quiet yesterday!  It was Miles' 23rd birthday so we were celebrating that.  :)  I made him his favorite dinner - meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob.  Plus I made him a delicious cake.  :)  He received two nice polo shirts from my parents, plus my parents and I went in to get him a nicer grill.  :)  We ordered it off the internet, though, so he'll be receiving that this coming week.  :) I can't believe he's already 23 and I'm about to be 22 on the 7th.  Time just … [Read more...]

Our Family Has Expanded!

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On Wednesday we expanded our family!  The cutie above, Annie, is our new family member!  She's a dachshund/Jack Russel mix.  She's over a year old.  The couple who had her before lived in a trailer park and felt bad that she couldn't run around like she wanted to do, so they looked for a new home for her.  And we were lucky enough to get her! :)  Her and Frankie are getting along okay.  The only thing right now is that Annie doesn't like Frankie around me very much so she nips at him.  But Miles … [Read more...]