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KARMA

Ever since our extended winter break, everyone seems to be in slow gear trying to get back into a routine. For the past three days, my oldest son has ignored his alarm clock and listens to the awful static-laced music that is programmed to go off as a signal to “wake UP!” It’s even hard… Continue reading KARMA

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The wedding that led to our wedding

The morning of Dec. 2, 1995 started off like most of my Saturday mornings when I was a senior in high school – working the breakfast shift at McDonald’s.I tended to work the early shift, so I remember clocking in around 7 a.m.By the time I was off, I wanted nothing more than to go… Continue reading The wedding that led to our wedding

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The Griswold’s (aka Naymiks/Linebrinks) take Myrtle Beach

It was as if Chevy Chase was prepping for a new “National Lampoons” vacation movie. But instead of a dysfunctional family of four, it was a dysfunctional family of seven, sometimes eight, as three Naymiks and five Linebrinks traveled to Myrtle Beach from June 21 through June 29. Here are a few excerpts from our… Continue reading The Griswold’s (aka Naymiks/Linebrinks) take Myrtle Beach

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Reestablishing my role as “MOM;” not “MAID” this summer

I know it’s my own fault. I am a bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to all the beds in my house being made; the pillows on the couch being in the right spot; and the throw blankets need to be folded and placed over the couch/chairs. I can’t help that … it was that… Continue reading Reestablishing my role as “MOM;” not “MAID” this summer

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Disney ups prices, tears down dreams (but not mine)

The “Wonderful World of Disney” – or in this case, not so much the world, but the company’s top executives, recently made the decision to increase the cost of an adult ticket to $92. The cost of a child’s ticket (ages 2 and UP) are now $87. Now, we all know I am not a… Continue reading Disney ups prices, tears down dreams (but not mine)

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Memories of my youth come alive

Tucked away in the middle of Ohio, sits a community where the memories of my youth come alive.In my eyes, Ashland hasn’t lost its quaint way-of-life.The economy has helped the community expand over the years. Businesses have moved in and land has been developed where in the 1980s, farm land covered much of the outer-regions… Continue reading Memories of my youth come alive

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A priceless memory

The Great Wolf Lodge promises a boat-load of family fun. What we received instead was a boat-load of “family firsts.” By that I mean this was the first family vacation spent with just the five of us, in a hotel room, for one night. After spending much of our weekend at an indoor soccer complex,… Continue reading A priceless memory