Christmas Country Church Tour

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What a marvelous time partaking in the Christmas Country Church tour! This wonderful church tour was in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Ste Genevieve Counties in Missouri. All participants wore masks and were socially distanced. This wonderful tour allowed a view into the marvelous churches celebrating the birth of Jesus. On their brochure, they quote […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Event planning for the holidays - start now!


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 […]