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Book Review: Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

It’s not often that I do book reviews on this blog.  I love to read, but with my little ones, I find it hard to find time to read for pleasure. But every once in a while, a book comes across my radar that peaks my interest. I was very excited about the spring release… Read More


Missing: Avonte Oquendo

When we send our children off to school, we expect that they will be safe and return to us at the end of the day.  We never expect for them to go missing without a trace!  Unfortunately, that nightmare became a reality for Vanessa Fontaine and Daniel Oquendo. On October 4, 2013, Avonte Oquendo wandered… Read More

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In Honor of Our Veterans

My son’s school had a Veterans Day Assembly on last friday.  It was a very nice tribute to veterans from every branch of service. The program included several singing selections by students from different grade levels and two teachers sang beautiful solos. Our son was very excited to see his father, baby brother, and me… Read More


Sometimes There Just Isn’t An Answer

My husband and I are doing a bible study plan together.  A recent reading was on the story of Job. For those unfamiliar with the story, Job was a very wealthy man that was blameless before the Lord.  He feared God and stayed away from evil.  One day during a conversation with Satan, the Lord… Read More


Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going

Eighteen months is a pretty long blogging hiatus, isn’t it?  I never thought I’d be out of the game for this long!  Here’s the quick version of what happened in the last year and a half, but don’t worry, I’ll fill in the details later. Right before my last post on March 12, 2012, I… Read More

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A Recipe for Chicken & Dumplings

I made Chicken and Dumplings, also known as Chicken and Pastry, for the first time ever back in January. My husband requested it on a cold winter day and it was a dinner request I wasn’t expecting. After doing some online research and calling a few family members for tips, I decided to go for… Read More


iPad Apps for Children with Autism

iPad Apps for Children with Autism

There has been a lot of talk about iPads being helpful to children with special needs, especially those with Autism.  I certainly found this to be the case for our son. Little Man has always been good with electronics.  He actually taught me how to do new things with my iPhone.  Since we are a… Read More


The Perfect Gift For Christmas

Christmas is in less than a week.  But I’m not worried or stressed one bit. Surprisingly, I finished the majority of my christmas shopping on a three day weekend shopping excursion. Now I’m just sitting back, counting my blessings and doing some reflecting. Back in October, I told Dear Hubby that I wanted a “real”… Read More


Dear Hubby and I signed up for a day long tour with Polynesian Adventure Tours. I highly recommend tours because it helps you to see things that you may miss out on while exploring on your own. Here are the highlights from the places we visited. Pearl Harbor – I posted about this earlier. Click… Read More

Pearl Harbor Memorial

Since we are a military family, a visit to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Pearl Harbor. As a matter of fact, it was one of the first places we visited. Unfortunately, we got there about 30 minutes before closing time. Disappointed, we decided to try our best to see what we could… Read More

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