Category Archives: Family and Friends

Baby Jesus Paper Plate Craft

I really like this craft because it’s easy to do for very young children. Once the craft is complete, read Luke 2:11-12 together as a family. “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in…
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Dad’s Birthday

Today would have been our Dad’s birthday. We still miss him every day but know that is he there watching over all of us. Love you Dad!
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July 16th – Happy Birthday Twin!

Today, July 16th, 40 years ago ( LOL ) Karen and I were giving the greatest gift we could ever ask for... Each other! (Besides our wonderful children of course!) -Happy Birthday Sis! Love you more each and every day!  
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National Oreo Cookie Day!

Be ready to celebrate and have your glass of milk handy as it is National Oreo Cookie Day. This day is recognized, across the nation, each year on March 6th. The Oreo sandwich cookie is made up of two disks containing a sweet cream filling and is loved by millions. Since its introduction, the Oreo…
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Blessings and hello to all of my former students

I heard from a former student this morning, thanking me for creating fun music for children. She says her PreK students have fun with my music! I just LOVE getting e-mails from students I had in class.  It's even more rewarding to find out that they are teachers themselves.  How great is that?  Teachers certainly can…
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I Love You More

I love my little girl… she's growing up way too fast.  We wrote "I Love You More" together, and then Bailey signed her autograph in New York City at Book Expo.  It was her first trip to New York City, and we stayed in Times Square.  Bailey was amazed at all of the lights and…
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Bailey at her first Gymnastics Meet

We had fun watching Bailey's floor routine at the Fly Right Competition. She is in Excel Gold and gets to make up her own routine. She smiled at the judges, and we thought that was so cute.
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Holiday Cookie Memories

I have been thinking about baking cookies and found these old pictures of my kids when they were younger.  I so remember the question, "Mom, can I lick the spoon?"  I think this happens in every kitchen.  Lots of messes, love and memories. [gallery ids="62,89,760"]
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Baking Christmas cookies brings back cherished memories

Along with Christmas time comes many family traditions. For me, baking Christmas cookies brings back precious family memories- and makes new ones each year! As I prepare for the annual day of baking with my daughters, Bailey and Morgan, I remember when my sister Karen and I were their age baking in Grandma Stella’s kitchen…
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