Holiday Pumpkin Pies

One of the things that Yakko and Wakko's school PTO does is provide holiday pies to all of the teachers and staff at the school.  Parents are asked to bring in a pie or a donation for store-bought pies.  I happen to enjoy making pumpkin pies.  Ever since I was a kid it was my... Continue Reading →

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Book vs. Movie

When a movie based on a book is released, I've always made an effort to read the book prior to watching it.  One of the benefits of the written word is its ability to stimulate the imagination.  As you read a book, you use your own personal experiences as you interpret what was written.  Very... Continue Reading →

Hot! Hot! Yeah, we got it!

It's about that time of year when the leaves change color and the mornings have a decidedly autumnal feel to them.  There's a little nip in the air which makes warming up with a cup of hot chocolate the perfect activity.  I fondly remember bundling up as a child in my snowsuit, mittens and hat to... Continue Reading →

Random Things I Like

It's been a while since I last updated my blog.  Unfortunately I've been at a complete loss for things to write about.  There are several drafts for posts, but none of them are really coming together the way I had hoped.  I started thinking about things that I liked hoping that a blog idea would... Continue Reading →

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Most of our family vacations have been centered around family and friends.  We either visit the grandparents, attend weddings or find some other way to burn our vacation days.  We decided it was time to experience a true summer vacation.  This summer we packed up the family, took our kids on their first ride on... Continue Reading →

The Wonder Years

Have you ever gone to YouTube, watched a video and then found out you were IN the video?  That's actually me at the :32 spot saying "are you guys ready?" as I opened the door to the event.  I completely forgot that I was ever on TV.  I definitely remember the event.  Boy did Barney... Continue Reading →

Apple Crunch Coffee Cake

I love breakfast.  The only problem is, I would much rather sleep in late than wake up and start cooking.  Unfortunately, it means my kids eat a lot of cereal, toast and yogurt in the morning.  But I love breakfast food.  That's why I have this habit of serving breakfast for lunch and dinner.  Fortunately,... Continue Reading →

I’m Such a Tick Magnet

Ever since I was a child I've had to be vigilant in checking for ticks whenever I've been outside.  I remember once I went for a bike ride and that night complained to my parents I had a big bump on my head.  Well, it wasn't just a bump.  It was a tick that had... Continue Reading →

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