The Erie Canalway Trail

I’ve got a mule; her name is Sal; Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal; She’s a good old worker and a good old pal; Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal. We’ve hauled some barges in […]

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These came on Friday. Friday, we were all recovering. We were smiling because J’s surgery went well and he was home and resting, but I don’t think either of us had realized how stressed we […]

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How does the heart of love work

This beautiful guest post and photos are by Katrijn de Ronde, a freelance journalist at Katrijn&Klaassen and the mother of little ones. Thank you so much, Katrijn! ❤️ “Mama, the gold paint looks like the […]

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Trying Not to Think About Surgery

In 2 days, J goes in for his surgery. Almost a month later, he turns 13. A couple days ago, he asked me to take before and after pictures. I showed him this picture that […]

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The Perfect Planner for My Crazy Life

Yesterday, my older son had a doctor’s appointment in the middle of the day. I scheduled it ages ago and I’m not sure what I was thinking – middle of the day appointments of any […]

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Snow Day in Upstate New York

It snowed last night. Normally, here in upstate NY, that wouldn’t be a big deal. But this has been a unusual winter. I’m not a big fan of winter most of the time. I’m from […]

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When Life Gets Stressful

Take Pictures Two weeks from today, my younger son goes in for surgery. Next week, he goes for the pre-check-up. As much as I want to ignore it, to wrap a towel around my head […]

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

There are moments that change your life. Standing in church, surrounded by family and friends, saying, “I will” while staring into the eyes of the man you’re willing to give up everything you know to […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Waiting for the Photographer aka Mom “Hurry up, Mom!”

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Love I’m going to share a story with you that I don’t often share. 🙂 It starts outside of a church. We’re visiting for the last time, and the boys are playing together, while Ken […]

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