So once again in typical North Carolina fashion – it was overpromised, grocery stores were wiped out and then it didn’t amount to nearly what was in the forecast. We were some of the lucky ones – if you count yourself lucky to get some snow – the Triangle area was promised 6-12ish inches and…

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Working off the cookies

I’m getting a jump on my new year’s resolution by aiming to spend more time together with the fam but less time “doing & going” – it won’t last long – between gymnastics and dance competitions coming up – but you can’t blame a girl for trying. So today, it was decent enough outside for…

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The anticipation is killing them. Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas this year – the kids got everything they wanted (but of course!), we enjoyed our time with family (The Herrman clan all got together a few weeks before in Charlotte and then again on the 23rd and with the Dewars, we enjoyed a leisurely Christmas afternoon), and we are always…

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To the mountains we go

I don’t know how many years it has been – but every year its been our tradition to go to the mountains to get our tree. This year was no different – we headed up to Blowing Rock and stayed at Chetola Lodge – it’s become our go to spot. First time in a while,…

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Thanksgiving 2016

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year – it must be ok if everyone keeps coming back. I think each year I get a little better, things run a little smoother and it’s a tad less stressful. I think the menu is about the same every year – JJ fries the turkey (I think he appreciates…

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In Hog Heaven


My Gymnast