Category Archives: About You

Your Life & Mine: Gifts

My husband and I just received a beautiful gift from our friend and cousin, Lori, and her son Brock. Lori knows how much we both love music, and she is a talented quilter. Combine the two and you have this … Continue reading

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April 2018 Free Book!

I’m excited to give away a novel this month by Julie Klassen. Set in 1820 this inspirational romance will carry you via words and stories to the little town of Ivy Hill in Wiltshire, England. Our give-away copy is a … Continue reading

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About You & Me: Vacations!

My husband Neil and I just returned from a wonderful cruise to the Caribbean — a much needed break from cold winter days and also a respite from our daily parent-care work. Our ship was the Regal Princess, and we … Continue reading

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The Winner of our February 2018 Free Book!!

Congratulations to Mary Storey who won a copy of Lisa Wingate’s incredible novel, BEFORE WE WERE YOURS. Mary told us in her post that as a child she was happy and helpful. That must have been a great childhood, Mary! … Continue reading

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Your Life & Mine: Treasured Memories

Holidays are often the times we accumulate some beautiful memories. This Christmas, my daughter-in-law thought to take a photograph of our granddaughters with their great grandfathers, my dad (far right) and my husband’s dad (far left). Both fathers are in … Continue reading

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Your Life & Mine: Pumpkin Pie!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I can’t say that pumpkin is my favorite kind of pie, but it’s up there in the top 5 — maybe after cherry, blueberry, raspberry, and apple. Of course, for Thanksgiving and Christmas I absolutely adore it. Years … Continue reading

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Your Life & Mine: Chocolate!

I hope I don’t lose any friends over this post, but I don’t LOVE chocolate. It’s okay. I like it, but I don’t love it. Chocolate fudge is good, and I enjoy a slice of fudge, but I’d rather eat … Continue reading

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Your Life & Mine: The Rules of Ancestry Research

Left to Right: My father, his grandparents, my mother and her parents. I’m currently reading a book by Christine Kenneally entitled, THE INVISIBLE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE. In the first chapter Ms Kenneally tells us about the Maori people … Continue reading

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Your Life & Mine: That Picture Worth A Thousand Words

Have you ever managed to catch one of those rare photos that tell a story simply through a visual image? My husband Neil and I were out walking when I happened to look down and see this. It’s not staged. … Continue reading

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Your Life & Mine: Books From Childhood

On a bookshelf in my office, I keep a group of ragged books By Laura Ingalls Wilder. You can see from the photo above that they’ve been used hard and read often. If I hired a decorator to help me … Continue reading

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