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Thankful & Blessed

  I have always loved Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for my many blessings. Thanksgiving is… • A time to reflect and be grateful • A time to gather with family (limited in 2020, of course) • A time to enjoy fall’s bounty • A time to relax before the pressure of the upcoming holiday season […]

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Seven years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate […]

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Celebrating Global Running Day Over the Years

From National to Global Running Day Global Running Day, or National Running Day as it was originally called, is the first Wednesday in June. The first National Running Day kicked off in 2009 and changed its name from National to Global in 2016. Once it became a global event in 2016, lovers of running from […]

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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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Thankful and Blessed

  I have always loved Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for my many blessings. Thanksgiving is… A time to reflect and be grateful A time to gather with family A time to enjoy fall’s bounty A time to relax before the pressure of the upcoming holiday season hits This year our Thanksgiving will be very different […]

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Six years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate […]

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Remembering Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

Today’s post is a favorite rerun from a previous Memorial Day… On this Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live freely in this beautiful country. May God bless our nation’s heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery; and we must not forget those […]

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Celebrating my Blogiversary with a Kudos Coaster Giveaway

How it Began One evening over dinner, Julie, my oldest son’s girlfriend (now wife) had me enthralled as she talked about a running blog she followed. Intrigued, I asked questions and knew immediately that I wanted to start a blog of my own. I had recapped a few of my races on Facebook notes and […]

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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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The Perfect Christmas Tree for a Wide-Eyed Little Girl

As a couple, Bill and I have never gone out and cut down a Christmas tree. For several years, we purchased our Christmas tree from a nursery, but eventually started buying them from our local volunteer fire department. I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees in town. Looking back, I’m […]

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Five years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the […]

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Five Years Later And It Still Doesn’t Seem Real

Some days it seems like it’s been forever since my dad passed away, and at other times it seems like it was just yesterday that I last hugged him goodbye before driving home from his hospital room. Today is the five-year anniversary of his death and in tribute to my amazing dad, here’s a rerun of […]

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Remembering Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

Excerpts from today’s post are from two years ago on Memorial Day weekend… On this Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live freely in this beautiful country. May God bless our nation’s heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery. My friend Jim recently posted […]

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A Lifetime Of Christmas Memories And Traditions

When I think about my favorite Christmas traditions, I often conjure up memories from my childhood. Over the years, though, Bill and I have created new customs of our own, and today I’m sharing my ten all-time favorite memories…   1. My earliest Christmas memories start with my brother and me helping my dad find the […]

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Feeling Grateful This Thanksgiving

My heart is full! Joseph, Julie, Daniel, and Jess arrived at our house yesterday evening, and once again our home is filled with the energy of youth. As children grow up and leave the nest, holidays become all the sweeter with their return visits home. I had no idea that having adult children would be so fun, […]

 
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