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Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays with a Favorite Christmas Memory

  As I reflect back over Christmases past, one of my favorite memories is from when our youngest son was about four years old. It was our church’s first year with a home and even though the actual church building hadn’t yet been built, mass was held in the newly built school’s multipurpose room. As […]

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Las Vegas: Yay or Nay?

When we planned our trip out west in June, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas was the closest airport to Washington, Utah which would serve as our home base for the week. Once the decision was made to fly into McCarran, Bill and I tossed around the idea of going out a couple of days […]

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Our final stop on day six (June 27th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, was to check out Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. It was more of a quick stop than our visit back in 1983 we we took the full tour of the 710-foot tall structure and even walked […]

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We spent June 27th, day six of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, exploring several attractions in the vicinity of Page, Arizona, one of which was Lower Antelope Canyon. It was the only day our family split up, and while Bill, Daniel, Jess, and I drove the 154 miles to Arizona, Jospeh and […]

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On day six (June 27th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, our family split up for the first time. While Bill, Daniel, Jess, and I drove 152 miles to Arizona to check out Horseshoe Bend, Jospeh and Julie chose to stay closer to our Airbnb in Washington, Utah for some local hiking. […]

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We spent June 26th, day five of our family vacation to Utah, Nevada, and Arizona, exploring Bryce Canyon National Park. Of Utah’s Mighty 5 – Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef – Bryce Canyon is by far my favorite. There’s just a special place in my heart for those cute hoodoos. Bill and […]

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Even though we spent the longest amount of time at our forth and final hike on day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, it wasn’t really a hike at all. I would have been more than happy to walk to the observation deck at Coral Pink Sand Dunes, take […]

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The third of four hikes on day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, wasn’t much more than an in-and-out of our car, been-there-seen-that sort of jaunt. We had decided to stay in Southern Utah for the day and the Kanab / Grand Staircase Escalante region provided plenty of opportunities […]

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On, June 25th, day four of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, we drove to the Grand Staircase Escalante region. Our first stop was to gather information from the Kanab Visitor Center park rangers who made several recommendations of short hikes in the surrounding area. Following their recommendations, we headed to Dinosaur Tracks […]

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On day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, we drove to the Grand Staircase Escalante region. With the help of the park rangers at the Kanab Visitors Center, we picked Dinosaur Tracks as our first hike of the day. From our Airbnb in Washington, Utah, Dinosaur Tracks was only […]

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Returning to Zion National Park On Sunday, June 23rd, we started day two of our family vacation by making the 50-minute drive from our AirBnB in Washington, Utah to Zion National Park.  We found parking in Springdale and hopped on the free shuttle to the south entrance of the park. It had been nearly 36 years […]

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Our much anticipated family vacation began on June 22nd with a ridiculously early flight out of Dulles International Airport. Once we landed in Las Vegas, Nevada, we met up with the rest of our family, grabbed our baggage, and picked up our rental SUV. Lunch was a priority and gave us an opportunity to catch […]

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Christmas Blessings to You

Joy To The World! The Lord Has Come Let Earth Receive Her King…       Merry Christmas!   Questions: Are you going to be with family today? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you usually do on December 25 since most businesses are closed? Did you run today?

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Fan Favorite:  My Dad, The Brooklyn Dodger

Opening day of the Washington Nationals is akin to a holiday for me, so what better day than today to rerun one of my favorite posts from 2014. I’ll take you back to when my dad was discovered by Brooklyn Dodgers scouts and signed by the Dodgers to attend their training camp and try out for the team…  Dad […]

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Dealing With Grief Positively

It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since I lost my dad. Some days it seems like it was forever ago, but other days it seems like just yesterday.  We all deal with grief differently, and I choose to deal with mine in the same way Dad taught me to deal with everything else […]

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Here’s What’s Up

Ten days ago Bill and I headed to Blacksburg for a Friday night Virginia Tech game against North Carolina State.  Blacksburg is our home-away-from-home, and we always have so much fun when we’re in town.  Our first order of business was drinks and dinner at Cabo Fish Taco!   Friday morning we hit our favorite […]

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When The Brooklyn Dodgers Recruited My Dad

What better day than the opening day of baseball to honor my dad, and brag about his baseball accomplishments! Dad would never have told you these things, but if you started asking questions, he would have told you some great baseball stories. Asking Dad’s friends about his baseball accomplishments; however, opened a floodgate of stories […]

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A Family Of Runners

My husband Bill started running my longer training runs with me to keep me company and before he knew it, he was up to 16 miles. One day I saw a new marathon in our area and decided to sign up for it. He was at work when I called to see if he wanted […]

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Letting Your Children Soar

I wasn’t the mother that put a mirror under my baby’s nose to make sure he was breathing.  In fact, I was a very relaxed new mom and I’m not sure why, but I think it had to do with faith. I had faith that the good Lord above was looking over my family; and […]

 
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