Country living

In the country, county fairs, emergency services, and Sunday church aren’t just events or ideals. They’re the basis of who we are, and what we value.

Friday night football, Saturday night tractor pulls and Sunday morning church. Parades, the Fireman’s Carnival and Rescue Squad Chicken dinners. Hiking and four-wheeling. We play as hard as we work!

Shippin’ Up To Dublin – Part 2

About five years ago, Scott mentioned that we should go to Scotland for our 25th wedding anniversary. His statement was more of a kind gesture than anything that would ever resemble reality, as likely to happen as finishing the basement. We talked about it with a few...

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Shippin’ Up to Dublin – Interlude

As a part-timing, semi-self-employed, participation-trophy-wife, E-350 driving working mom, I was often available to chaperone field trips with our younger children (the older two don't know how lucky they had it). The kids' school, and their teachers were well aware...

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Shippin’ Up to Dublin – Part 1

Ireland wasn't first on my list of anniversary vacation destinations. I'm not even sure if it was second, or third. Yeah, I was part Irish, or so I thought, but Scotland was at the top of my list, and had been ever since I can remember. So when Scott and I started...

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