TWO HUNDRED FIFTY TWO…my Christmas tree lights are on steroids. Are yours?

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I was looking forward to a peaceful morning of warm coffee and reflection. But the steroid glow of my Christmas tree lights had different plans. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ONE…cold white fluffy stuff

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Winter came early this year. Just as the weather was turning cold and all the beautiful leaves in their high definition color had fallen leaving naked branches exposed for everyone to see, I started to yearn for those elegant palm trees in our old backyard of Florida. And then it snowed. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY…the puppy post

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Bringing home new puppies doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. And amazingly enough, it’s been quite nice for us. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY ONE…6 year assessment

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Cecilia Rae  It took me forty years to make it to Alaska and just a few weeks ago we celebrated Cecilia’s 6th birthday in Fairbanks. For her birthday we took her to the kid friendly Pioneer Park in Fairbanks. We … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN…marshmallow boobs and other stories

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I don’t know if you are lucky enough to have boobs which smell like marshmallows, but I am. At least that’s what Phoebe tells me. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN…foxwrapper

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I’ve always been fascinated with the world of secret agents. Often times, I have to run my own covert ops and really believe I would have made a pretty good secret agent. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED SEVENTEEN…synthetic fibrous dramas

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Recounting how close we came to the edge of an absolute toy disaster this afternoon. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED SIXTEEN…the Spranger’s take Vegas

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A recipe for enjoying your time in Vegas with kids and of course a little tidbit on what NOT TO DO. And of course, how to successfully bribe children. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN…oh Christmas tree

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…And the holiday’s are upon us. The magical day is rapidly approaching. Let the stress begin! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN…all the right buttons

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Thanksgiving went off without a hitch…unless your talking about our tv remote…there were some hitches with that one. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FOUR…goodbye holiday hello birthdays

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holiday #1 done, Birthdays #4 and #5 quickly approaching. The chaos and anticipation of planning two little girls’ birthday parties has me all jacked up!! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWO…lady of the night nails

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I love to send Greg out for female related items like tampons, pads, girly razors, bakini waxing kits…I could go on. He comes back with the craziest stories. But this last errand, almost granted him an official “I will never have to run another errand for her ever again” pass. This time, the joke is on me. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED…what the what?

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Sanity has come back to the Beaver! Hip Hip! Everyone, grab their favorite beverage and join me on the playground!! Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE…damn rookies

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Who would be naive enough to drive 750 miles to a destination without having secured a place to stay? Only a rookie would have that kind of oversight. Continue reading