The Annual Parental Visit

My parents came out at the beginning of August for their annual visit; our plan for their visit was scheduled around attending the Monterey Scottish Games. Steve and I usually go to the Scottish Games in Pleasanton, and my parents have gone with us once or twice and really enjoyed it. Plus, they really wanted …

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Family Vacation

Steve and I headed down to southern California last weekend for a long overdue visit with some friends and with my grandfather. We had been talking about taking this trip for several months but had never quite managed to plan it; trying to coordinate a visit with several parties can present logistical challenges. But my …

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Choosing to Dwell on the Positive Memories

I remember. . . Driving with my parents down to Charleston, IL to see my brother in an original musical at Eastern Illinois University. It was a show with three characters: Adam, Eve, and the snake. My brother played the snake with sly, sinister savvy. Traveling to Virginia to see my brother’s show at Busch …

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An example of why Steve can’t take me anywhere

Our first stop after leaving the Nashville airport during our trip “home for the holidays” was dinner at Cracker Barrel. For those uninitiated, the Cracker Barrel specializes in Southern cuisine, featuring chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken, and fried okra, all available as part of the traditional “Meat and Three”. (That’s choose a meat option …

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Oh Where, Oh Where Will Our Wedding Site Be?

This August, Steve and I embarked on a whirlwind tour of Illinois and Tennessee in pursuit of the perfect wedding and reception site. After 4 days in Tennessee and 4 days in Illinois, we finally had it narrowed down to 2 choices. . . Tour of Tennessee I spent several months before our trip researching …

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