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Tag: Family

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m in the warm section of the United States, Phoenix, Arizona,  enjoying 77 degrees today while most of my friends and family are shivering in other parts of the country. BC and I took a New Year’s Day hike through Apache Wash Basin in our shorts and t-shirts, checking out the cacti. A hike was necessary for burning off our giant New Year’s Day brunch from Black Bear Diner. The California omelet (avocado, mushroom, and cheese), a biscuit, and hash browns for me! I may have also stolen a piece of bacon from BC’s enormous breakfast Read More

Family Weekend in Iowa

Last week after being suspiciously absent from the blog and social media,  I am back from spending a week in Iowa with my family. Last week my grandmother died at 99 years of age. As a family, we mourned our loss and celebrated her life simultaneously sharing memories and spending time with each other. The time we sprung her from the assisted living facility she lived in for a convertible ride around town: My grandmother lived in a small town in central Iowa, Eldora. The town itself is pretty adorable and is the home of the beautiful Pine Lake State Read More