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Wordless Wednesday – Christmas

9 Dec

The stockings were hung…..

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XOXO – Elizabeth

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White Lights vs Colored Lights

8 Dec

Growing up we always had a real Christmas tree decorated with color lights. My husband grew up with decorating a fake tree with white lights.  I have compromised. The first floor is decorated with the bright white lights with coordinating matching ornaments and the finished basement gets decorated with colored and a mix match of ornaments.

During the Christmas season how do you decorate?

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xoxo – Elizabeth

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Shopping for Him

7 Dec

Christmas is around the corner and I am just about finished with my shopping. I am still figuring out what to get my darling Husband. We are not doing big gifts, but still looking for something quality!

Below are of my ideas I wanted to share:

  1. Husky 20 in. and 8 in. totes – I hope to never hear “Where is that…” again.

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2.  Personalized Watch Case – This is gift he actually bought for himself, but wanted to share as I wish I had got it for him.

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3. LED Knit Hat – These actually are very bright at night! A cheaper gift that is perfect for the outdoors man.

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4. Car Wash Coupons! I usually get a 10 pack from out nearest Carwash. He just loves these, especially for the winter!

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5. Smoker  – We smoked our Thanksgiving turkey this year and now he is obsessed!

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Please share your ideas!!

xoxo – Elizabeth

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Wordless Wednesday 1.1.2014

1 Jan

Wordless Wednesday 1.1.2014

Cheers to the Michigan State Spartans! Rose Bowl Champs.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – 2013

31 Dec

Hope everyone has had a happy and safe Christmas season. Here are a few pictures from the holidays! 

This year I got my first “Ugly” Christmas sweater. It is not that ugly, but it is definitely pretty silly.

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Lots of snow paired with an ice storm that left my family without power for seven days!

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This year we decided that we were going to get a new prelit Christmas tree. I few of the lights didn’t work, but we kept it anyways. 

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We even put the our pup in a Santa outfit.. (Not a big fan)

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Cute little decorations! 

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Set the table with my Great Grandmothers China. This set was made before 1916!

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As the break comes to an end we relax and enjoy the last few day of 2013 and welcome 2014! Happy New Year!

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xoxo – Elizabeth 

Finding beauty in violent storms

24 May

These photos are beautiful. But scary…

CNN Photos

Camille Seaman is known for her dramatic images of icebergs that reveal the beauty of these ancient yet threatened objects. She recently turned her attention to a different natural phenomenon, weather, and applied the same fine-art aesthetic to capture its power and brilliance.

Seaman credits her daughter with the inspiration for the series “The Big Cloud.” At 8 years old, she was watching a storm-chasing program on television when the idea hit her: “Mom, you should do that,” she said.

Interested, Seaman searched the term “storm chasing” on the Internet and discovered a whole industry and community that she never knew existed. “That’s how it began,” she said.

Since 2008, she has built on that initial burst of curiosity to produce powerful images of storm clouds brewing throughout the Midwest, in what she considers an extension of her iceberg work.

“After spending so much time in polar regions and experiencing…

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One year ago today.

14 May

One year ago today… 

our 12 week old baby passed away. 

It took a a few long months to recovery from the D&C.  Physically and mentally one of the hardest things I have even gone through. 

I switched OBGYNs and on my first visit they spotted a birth defect in my uterus. 

The sadness and heartbreak fell over me again.

I was born with a Septate Uterus.

This is rare but not totally uncommon. 

Over 15 years of OBGYN appointment and everyone missed that my uterus was over 75% filled with a fibrous tissue. 

I was referred to an amazing DR. I had months worth bloodwork, Dr. appointments and exrays leading up to the surgery.  

Three incisions in my stomach and in through my vagina to cut the tissue away. It lasted a few hours with a full week recovery and months to fully heal. 

I am thankful for all my loving family and friends who helped me through this sad time. 

Now here I sit one year later.

I sit and think about the last year of sadness and only hoping for a brighter year to come. 

 

xoxo – Elizabeth 

 

SIDS Awareness

4 Mar

Last fall some dear friends lost one of their twin baby girls to SIDS. It was a very sad and tragic event that I could not imaging going through.

April is Spring for SIDS and we have set up an In Memory of Miley Jean bowling fundraiser. We have reserved a few hours at the local bowling alley, lunch will be provided, a slient auction and raffle to bid on.  If you would like to donate just click on the link above. 

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Melissa with her sweet babies Lillian and Miley. We are thinking of you little pumpkin!

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XOXO – Elizabeth

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Harlem Shake

25 Feb

The week the Harlem Shake viral videos went crazy I was at home recovering from surgery. I had no idea this as happening.

When I returned that next week I caught up on all the funny videos out there. Some are good. Some are not good. And one was worth sharing. A co-worker of mine has the cutest little kids and they created their own video. Well, with the help of their father.

Enjoy!

XOXO – Elizabeth

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Shadows – Wordless Wednesday

20 Feb

Shadows - Wordless Wednesday

I have anxiously waited for positive news. As I lay recovering the sun appeared. It brightly filled the room and cast this beautiful reflection against the wall. It only lasted a few moments. Just long enough to make me smile.

To new beginnings!

xoxo – Elizabeth