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In Search of a Common Goal

A large portion of the Excellente crew got together in North Carolina this past weekend. The excuse for the get-together was the Panther’s/Patriots’ pre-season game. Dave had gone last year, and my brother-in-law Matt...

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Time to Exhale

With Nicole, I’ve been more cognizant of lasts than I have of firsts. The last time being pregnant, the last time washing and folding onesies of a particular size, the last first day of...

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Alaska

Meagan had yet another business trip. This time to Alaska. After the business portion of the trip was over and everyone else headed home, she stuck around an extra day to hike a glacier....

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A Fortnight

It’s been two weeks since I last posted. Anyone worried? If so, to alleviate those worries, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening. First, there was a graduation party. A graduation party with I-don’t-know-how-many...

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Portsmouth

My friend Susan was at it again. Monday night, at 11 pm, we were exchanging texts. She was asking me to do something. My first answer was “No.” Then it was “Maybe.” Then it was “I’ll...

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Pits and Peaks

My siblings and I are very different. Very. Case in point: My sister Jo is keeping an online gratitude journal. Gratitude Journal 50/365 4th of July edition The men and women of our mighty...

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The Wedding Party

About 13 years ago, a group of us started hanging out together during 5th grade basketball games. Before the holiday weekend, that group got together to celebrate one of us as mother-of-the-bride-to-be. Our conversations touched upon...

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Scrapbook: The Closet

I think I’ve mentioned before that when the kids were growing up I desperately needed more closet space. So we added a bedroom, a great room, a porch, and a finished basement. In this...