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Grad Party #3!

One would think that after planning three high school graduation parties within four years, I’d pretty much be an expert. Know what? I think I am. I have it down to a science–too bad (well, not really) this is our last graduate. The best advice I have is to Keep It Simple, Sweetheart. I’ve already Read More

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Book Launch Celebration!

Yes, I’ve celebrated online, but this time I’m hosting an actual party, not a virtual one, and you’re all invited! If you’re near the Twin Cities tonight, I’d love it if you’d drop in. There will be music and refreshments and book readings and giveaways! Should be a fun evening. Interested? Great! Here are the Read More

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Have a Blessed New Year!

How are you spending the final minutes of 2013? With friends? Family? By yourself? Our celebration may look humdrum to others, but it’s a day our family anticipates each year. It’s a day we spend together–bowling and watching movies. As our children get older (21, 19, & 17), I realize that these times are to Read More

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THORific Thursday

Okay, you’ll have to pardon the cheesy title, but you see, I have a very good excuse: on the same evening that our Minnesota Vikings managed to eke out only their second win of the season, I–along with my family plus four college students–watched the Norse demi-god lead Asgard to victory. To be more specific, Read More

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Stranded on a Deserted Island

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three books would you want to have with you? The Bible (that goes without saying) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers What three movies would you want to have? (Imagine, being stranded on an island and having a TV Read More

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Minnesota Bucket List

I must admit, I love my state. I love all the seasons, including winter. I love nature’s landscape, the rich theater scene, the wealth of music–I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Our family manages to cross a few items off of our Minnesota Bucket List every year. Over the last decade we’ve visited the Sculpture Read More

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Summer Bucket List

Our family always charges into summer with a to-do list that’s overflowing, and this summer is no exception. We always have grand plans, some of which we’ll follow through on, others we’ll regret not having made the time for. And it wouldn’t surprise me if we added to this list. So, before summer kicks the Read More