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Jumping In With Both Feet

I’m not one of those people who likes to test the water with my big toe, assess the situation, and make an informed decision about whether or not to jump into the lake. Instead, I prefer to live my life in the form of cannonballing into the lake, unsure of what I may find, but…

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Thanksgiving Highlights

It’s almost Christmas so I figured it’s probably time to go ahead and write my Thanksgiving post. Thanksgiving was wonderful. My entire family gets together every year for Thanksgiving, and we just keep growing and growing. This year we had 13 people all crammed into one noisy, messy cabin! The day we were supposed to…

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When I Grow Up

I am excited to post a guest entry today by a man who has been both a door to door salesman, and worked in the future weapons department at the Pentagon. He has sold shoes for JC Penny, and navigated drug busts by aircraft in foreign countries. He has a pet chihuahua named “Teddy”, and…

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Perfect Saturday

Today was a really good day. It was one of those Saturday’s where nothing was going to put me in a bad mood. My dad is in town to help my youngest sister, Katy, move into a new house and both of them stayed at my place last night. I really love having family here,…

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Things I’ve Learned From My Dog

Too many cookies can cause diarrhea. It’s all about moderation. Crying for what you want gets you nowhere. Okay sometimes it gets you what you want, but if you do it too much it’s just annoying. Cuddling makes everything better. You don’t have to be the best at everything or be the one in control.…

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The Case of the Missing Jewels

There is something wrong with our sweet new puppy, Henry. We discovered it last week when we took him to the vet, and it was both startling and confusing. All was going well until the doctor checked Henry’s reproductive organs. With a semi-concerned look he said, “I can’t find his testicles.” I can only imagine…

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My Very Hairy Child Star

I keep telling my friends and family, it’s a good thing my dog child isn’t a real child, because I would totally be exploiting him in his young age. I just want everyone possible to see his sweet, baby face. I am one proud mama and can’t help but show him off. I emailed the…

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The Woman in the Background

Dear Mom, There was a photo taken at my wedding a few months ago (remember that big, insanely expensive party?) that I think sums up the kind of mom you are. It was a candid photo, I don’t think either of us knew the photographer was snapping away. I was getting my hair done and…