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Vacation in Punta Cana-Flight home on Spirit

Vacation in Punta Cana: Spirit Air flight home

Every five years, my husband and I take a big trip together without the kids. There have been little trips here and there fora night or two, but these trips are week-long, no-cell-service and many-many-adult-beverages-consumed sort of trips. If you’ve been with me a while, you’ll remember we did a Norwegian Cruise in 2011. This […]

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Vacation in Punta Cana: Bahai Principe Food is Amazing

Every five years, my husband and I take a big trip together without the kids. There have been little trips here and there fora night or two, but these trips are week-long, no-cell-service and many-many-adult-beverages-consumed sort of trips. If you’ve been with me a while, you’ll remember we did a Norwegian Cruise in 2011. This […]

Vacation in Punta Cana-The Hotel Entertainment

Vacation in Punta Cana: Entertainment at the Bahai Principe

Every five years, my husband and I take a big trip together without the kids. There have been little trips here and there fora night or two, but these trips are week-long, no-cell-service and many-many-adult-beverages-consumed sort of trips. If you’ve been with me a while, you’ll remember we did a Norwegian Cruise in 2011. This […]

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Vacation in Punta Cana: Our room at the Luxury Bahai Principe

Every five years, my husband and I take a big trip together without the kids. There have been little trips here and there fora night or two, but these trips are week-long, no-cell-service and many-many-adult-beverages-consumed sort of trips. If you’ve been with me a while, you’ll remember we did a Norwegian Cruise in 2011. This […]

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Vacation in Punta Cana: Staying at the Luxury Bahai Principe

Every five years, my husband and I take a big trip together without the kids. There have been little trips here and there fora night or two, but these trips are week-long, no-cell-service and many-many-adult-beverages-consumed sort of trips. If you’ve been with me a while, you’ll remember we did a Norwegian Cruise in 2011. This […]

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Vacation in Punta Cana: The flight via Spirit Airlines

Every five years, my husband and I take a big trip together without the kids. There have been little trips here and there for a night or two, but these trips are week-long, no-cell-service and many-many-adult-beverages-consumed sort of trips. If you’ve been with me a while, you’ll remember we did a Norwegian Cruise in 2011. […]

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God’s answers aren’t like Magic Eye pictures

This blog contains the facts that prove my childhood was so normal. We had really raging Friday nights that involved a trip to the grocery store followed up TGIF on ABC. You know, a little Full House, Step by Step, Family Matters…you get the picture. When I was a kid, my dad got paid once […]

With the Thrivent Action Team, we were able to give each women at our church's MCREST shelter, a purse filled with goodies for Christmas.

How Thrivent Action Team helped us give back to women in need

On Dec. 17, I still had Christmas shopping to do. I had gifts to buy, stocking stuffers to purchase and more than 40 purses in my basement that were filled for homeless women, but needed finishing touches and gift bags. Let’s back up a few months. Back in September, when I was attending MOMCon in […]

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Here come Christmas: Gifts for Guys

My husband is a hard man to shop for. He buys himself pretty much everything he wants, he has no serious hobbies and he’s not overly into sports. It’s difficult to narrow down Christmas gifts that wouldn’t break the bank, but I’ve got his number and after all these years, I can find things that […]

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Here comes Christmas: A gift guide for the ladies

It’s that time of year again. I’ll be glued to my computer in just a few days trying to get the best deal on all of my loved ones favorite things. So what do I buy for all of these people? I have no idea. Each year, I somehow come up with something acceptable. This […]