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My Sister’s Wedding – The Ceremony

After the chaos of the wedding prep session, it was time to head to the church.       My sister was getting married in her husband’s family church, Poughkeepsie United Methodist. An beautiful building, with a large open parish, it served as a majestic backdrop for this auspicious occasion.        In the back…

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My Sister’s Wedding – Wedding Day Prep

I started the year saying that 2015 was the year of the wedding. We had my dad’s wedding in January, travel to Costa Rica for my 10th wedding anniversary in April, and a wedding for a cousin in June. It all cumulated in my sister’s fall wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. Since this was my…

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Kings Beach, Tahoe

A wide sandy beach, cool water lightly lapping at our feet, bright, warm sun, and a holiday weekend.  Sounds like the perfect beach day.  What surprised me was that the beach was not on the Atlantic ocean, Pacific Ocean, or even the Caribbean.  It was on the north shores of Lake Tahoe, a beautiful lake…

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Car Camping Adventures

Last summer my son’s pre-school class did a two week long module on camping.  They read books about it, pretended to cook over a campfire, and ended with a “camp out” durning nap time where they told stories around imaginary fires and slept in sleeping bags. It was adorable. Until my son started asking me…