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First Rose of Summer 2017

First Rose of Summer 2017

I love to keep track of the first and last roses in my garden each year. Believe it or not, roses are really late this year! Our awesome rain has been accompanied by colder than normal temperatures for here, which of course is still ridiculously warm for someone who grew up in Massachusetts, a land… Continue Reading

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24 Years and Counting!

24 Years and Counting!

24 years ago, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I married my awesome hubby: We’ve lived in 4 different states since then, are raising 2 awesome boys, supporting each other in good times and bad, and encouraging each other to find time for our passion! We are both lucky to have jobs that actually use one… Continue Reading

24 Years and Counting!

24 Years and Counting!

24 years ago, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I married my awesome hubby: We’ve lived in 4 different states since then, are raising 2 awesome boys, supporting each other in good times and bad, and encouraging each other to find time for our passion! We are both lucky to have jobs that actually use one… Continue Reading

2016 | First Rose of Spring

2016 | First Rose of Spring

Ush, it’s been a long week! BUT! It’s now Spring Break for me! Of course, Hubby will be out of town most of that time doing and NASM accreditation visit in Idaho, and Logan doesn’t have break next week, but there it is, a break for me. And to mark the occasion, my very First… Continue Reading

One Moment | The Decision is Made!

One Moment | The Decision is Made!

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that my son Liam is a senior in high school and has been following his passion to play the trombone. He’s worked really hard, had all sorts of awesome successes, (along with a couple of disappointments), and auditioned all over the country… Continue Reading

It’s Here!!!!

It’s Here!!!!

Today was the day we could go get my sink! Yahoo!!!! The fabricator (JNL Stainless) is located about 30 miles away, so we rented a 10′ U-haul trailer and headed off to Upland! Luckily the guys had it ready to load on a forklift:   This thing is REALLY heavy, thank goodness hubby thought to… Continue Reading

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First Rose of Spring, the 2015 Edition

First Rose of Spring, the 2015 Edition

It wasn’t that long ago that I posted a picture of my last rose of Winter; January 31st to be exact! Although the bulk of the country is being hit by horribly cold, snow-filled weather, here in So Cal it looks like Spring! Hubby spent  few weekends pruning back all the roses in our central… Continue Reading

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Joy | Last Rose of Winter

Joy | Last Rose of Winter

It’s that time of year! Here in Southern California, we have to prune the roses waaaaaay back each Winter to simulate the actual cold of Winter roses usually get. They say it should be done by Valentine’s Day, so hubby has been chipping away at them this week. I snapped a few pix of the… Continue Reading

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