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Happy Birthday, Mat!

We had spiced whoopie pies at midnight of Mat’s Birthday. On the day we celebrated with special Birthday breakfast (fried cheesy eggs, bacon, and sausage), presents & cards, Birthday tacos, cupcakes, and a walk on the beach. 

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My Sister got Engaged!

Congratulations, Summer and Scott! 

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The Scent of my Mom

Today Mat and I were walking the 10-12 blocks down to the tennis court in our neighborhood for a morning workout. On the way Mat found a dime on the road, picked it up, and handed it to me. It was laying next to a splat open sauce packet. I held it between my fingers and realized there was something greasy on it before dropping it into my bag with the rackets. I told Mat it was greasy and he said that there was probably ketchup on it. I smelled my fingers to try to figure out what substance I had just gotten on me and was surprised to smell my mom’s scent! Turns out there was lotion on the dime and it smelled like Japanese Cherry Blossom lotion from Bath and Body Works – my Mom’s favorite! I instantly thought of my Mom and was delighted to have had this experience – walking in my neighborhood in Florida (1500 miles away from my Mom) and being able to catch her scent. Who knows if the substance on the dime was actually Japanese Cherry Blossom lotion or not. Perhaps it was something different, but my brain wanted to make the connection to something familiar. I miss you, Mom <3

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MN Trip June 16-25, 2018

I was planning on driving up to MN this summer, but last minute news about Lance passing away pushed our trip up quickly so I could be there to say goodbye. A sad start to the trip, but happy memories shared. Visited: Mat’s Mom, Grandma Gail, Spencer, Joy, Stephen, Lizzy, Aaron, Jon and his girlfriend, Nick, Rob, Summer, Scott, Sophie, Mom, Shadow Kitty, Patches, Lyle, Joanne, Sky, Aaron, Dakota, Jackson, Aspen, Helena – just to name a few!

 

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November 12th 2017 at 6:23 pm

Even Wickles is in the Christmas spirit.

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November 12th 2017 at 6:21 pm

We decked the house.

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October 31st 2017 at 7:24 pm

And they’re so cute!

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September 30th 2017 at 1:31 pm

I’m a giant tool (part 2)

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July 2nd 2017 at 8:38 pm

Our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary 🙂 I love you, Mat!

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April 8th 2017 at 4:41 pm

Without fail, when you make up a nice bed for guests, Mat will lay on it first. To make sure it’s good enough for guests, of course.