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    A Breastfeeding Journey

    WE did it! By “We” I mean BabyBoy *L* and me! In just a few weeks he will be six-months old and aside from a few sips of formula (promptly spit out on his part) he has been exclusively breastfed. Can I tell you how much I have enjoyed this journey?! (Thanks, then I will.) I tried with my other two. *E* my first born was a colicky-mess… or maybe it was just me that was a mess? But he would cry for hours and at about six-weeks old consistently had blood in his diaper. I /tried/ to cut out all cow’s milk from my diet at the recommendation of…

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    Taking Time to Taste some Green

    Destination Georgia. Departure Michigan. Expectation sun and fun and warmth and great time with hubs.The destination occurred. Departure was early and accurate. Expectations can change like the weather. Fun with Dale… you betcha! Tennessee was coated with fresh snow. Drivers were jumping with frayed nerves. Rays of sunlight were sparking and flying with clods of snow flying off of car and truck roofs, as if snowballs were being thrown at the anxiety filled folks who’s windshields had refracted sunlight that caused their braking foot to clamp down to the floor. Yet they were able to breath. They made it through curves and turns and we made it to our hotel.…

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    Broiled Fish with Mornay Cheesy Topping

    This is it. The ultimate fish dish of the household. We love fish. We love cheese… so the marriage is perfect. Parmesan cheese has an excellent bite to it, and when the meal is accompanied with a small serving of linguine al fredo and steamed broccoli. Life is just good!And as an extra plus, this dish is so simple, quick to make and wonderful to sit and sip a glass of wine and recap the day. Welcome to the weekend!Fish with Broiled Mornay Topping1 1/2 lbs halibut, sole or codolive oil1/2 c mayonnaise1/2 c sour cream1/2 c Parmesan cheese1/4 t Franks hot sauce1 T minced onion1/4 t paprika Use the…

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    Great Travel Weekend in the Great Lakes

    Planning to travel? Need a reunion getaway after a long deployment? We recently had the opportunity to travel to Petoskey, Michigan for an extended weekend getaway for an anniversary (can barely count the number on both of our toes and hands)! What a great time and we saw some new parts of the world we had never seen before! We have lived overseas in Central America and Iceland and visited South America, the Caribbean and Europe. We have also lived in numerous US states from the Puget Sound of Washington to the Low Country of South Carolina. After retiring from the Air Force we relocated to Michigan to be near…

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    Books Books Books!

    Oh how I love a good book. I am especially into the non-fiction type, self-help or motivational type. Right now I am reading “Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul“. A dear friend, and fellow military-spouse bought it for me just before my hubby left. She inscribed some heart-felt words on the inside and now I will treasure it forever. The book has made me cry, laugh, step-back in time and look forward to the future all within just a few short pages. I pick it up when-ever I just need a short breather. When we are ‘preparing’ for something: a move, a wedding, a baby we can of course…