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#SOL19 – Day 17 – The Empty Nest is Crowded

Friday night, spring break at college descended on our home as the fledglings returned. Now, our oldest came home for a couple days, and is currently on her way to Branson with her boyfriend. Our youngest is home until Friday,... Continue Reading →

SOL#19 – Day 12 – 25 Years

Look at these fresh faces kids, starting their lives out together, 25 years ago today. We'd dated from April of our freshman year in the college (1990), and in February of 1993, got engaged. My mother in law was NOT... Continue Reading →

The Power of Thank You #SOL19ss

First, seriously, a super full moon AND a winter storm?? Seriously?? Whomever put the bee in Mother Nature's bonnet, please, for the love of all that is holy, stop it!! #snowdaysaredrivingmecrazy But enough about snow, let's talk about my slice!... Continue Reading →

I Just Can’t Quit #SOL19

I threw this down on Facebook on Sunday night about my basketball team. We played our last three games of the season on Saturday, and it was hard to say goodbye to this season and this team. It's been a roller coaster, but... Continue Reading →

If You Can Be Anything, Be Nice #SOL19

It's been a week to gather so many slice ideas! I could write about the fact that 29 voters in Northeast Iowa, by no fault of their own, had their ballots thrown out on a technicality last night by a Republican... Continue Reading →

Black Friday Random Thoughts…..

It's Black Friday and I'm in a bit of a food coma. My wife made pumpkin pie for our family because otherwise, we'd have not gotten in, and I'm ready to finish it off. However, I've pulled my head OUT... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Big Brown Cow #SOL18

I'm biased. I love the Big Brown Cow, Brown Swiss. I love the gentle temperament and the fact they allow us to lead them. We've never felt scared working with our animals, yet, if they don't want to go, they... Continue Reading →

The Page is Turning #SOL18

We've had three weeks of crazy, chasing our tail, oh my goodness I'm tired stuff go on. County fair? #check Moving other daughter in Ames? #check Iowa Irish Fest? #check Iowa State Fair? #check There's one last check off to... Continue Reading →

Disappointment, Then, What?? #SOL18

In past blogs, I've talked about my daughter and her singing. She sings like an angel, a really powerful angel, but an angel all the same. #smallbodybiglungs So, imagine my surprise when she tells us that she's not singing our... Continue Reading →

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