holidays

A Little Holiday Fun

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The holiday season is upon us and one of the best ways to get yourself in the mood is to attend a holiday event or two!  This past weekend, my husband and I along with my sister and brother-in-law went to Memorial Medical Center’s Festival of Trees.  The trees, wreaths, centerpieces and gingerbread houses are […]

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Unexpected Encounters along the Amana Trail

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Most years the first weekend in December you can find us at Amana Colonies during the magical Prelude to Christmas. The colonies make us feel like we are stars in a Hallmark Christmas movie.  This year was no exception, but we had some unexpected encounters during our visit, and on the way home, this year […]

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It's the little things!

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It’s the little things We all look for that big AHA moment, but the older I get the more I realize it is the little things that make up the fabric of joy and a deep contentment.  It is the card my husband received from my six year old granddaughter yesterday that said, “I love […]

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Event planning for the holidays - start now!

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Do you like to travel during the holidays, see theater shows, head to the city?  We do and to be honest if you want to make these events work, they require a bit of planning ahead, holiday event tickets, hotels and even trains fill up early. What do you want to do?  Make a list.  I […]

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With Halloween behind us now, the focus is quickly turning to the upcoming big three, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. This year I have a goal to be prepared and try to get things done early so I can enjoy some of the local and travel opportunities that the season brings. To do this though […]

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