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The Old Men – Kitty Memoirs

March 30, 2015

It’s been over a month now since we said good-bye to our beloved Nelson Kitty. Two weeks later we said goodbye to his brother Roswell. The loss of these two Old Men –  they would be 17 in April – is the end of a generation for Michael and I. In April of ’98 while […]

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Last night in Venice.

May 21, 2014

Just beginning to go through the 1500 or so images taken during our month in Italy and LOVE this one. The expressions. It was our last night in Venice, I believe. We had found a restaurant we wanted to try in the Ca D’ Oro neighborhood so we walked there from our flat in the […]

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Planes, Trains & Transportation with kids.

April 14, 2014

  I hear comments often referring to the dreadful long plane and train rides with kids.  I’m glad to say I don’t know what they’re talking about. Long plane and train rides for the most part have always been a pleasurable part of traveling for them and us as a family. It’s the beginning of […]

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The Next Chapter – A Sharkey Journey

February 17, 2014

I’ve been putting this off. First it was because I wasn’t sure I could trust that it would really happen this time, I mean we started the discussion roughly four years ago. I remember the day. I was still working out of my photography studio in St. Petersburg and were there doing some clean-up around […]

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Norwegian Holiday Traditions

December 6, 2013

This year we officially welcomed in  a new member of the family when my sister married her boyfriend, of two years, from Norway.  The Norwegian culture is not one I thought about often prior to her meeting Audun, but we’ve now been fully introduced to it having shared a mostly traditional Christmas with them and […]

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Road Trip 2012 – Arizona – Part II

September 17, 2013

  This past spring I wrote about the kitschy part of our Road Trip through Arizona, The Mother Road, Route 66. In this post let’s tour the beauty we encountered here. Beginning in Sedona, ending in Lake Havasu on our way into California. Northern Arizona has an abundance of beautiful places to explore. We drove […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

June 5, 2013

What a breath of fresh air. Our son Gavin has had GI issues ranging from Heartburn to Belly aches for months now, along with his constant worry & stress (can’t imagine where that comes from, hmm?). Anyway, a couple of months ago we took him to our old pediatrician (not a fan of MD’s, it […]

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Road Trip 2012 – Arizona – Part I

March 11, 2013

There are two distinct parts to our time in Arizona, the incredible beauty of the landscapes and national parks and the kitschy, retro feel of Route 66 ‘The Mother Road’. Both were throughly enjoyed! We crossed into Arizona knowing we’d be stopping for an overnight in Holbrook, home of the Wigwam Motel. This is one […]

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Gearing up! – Road Trip 2012

June 11, 2012

  We recently purchased a new tent for the trip. The Coleman 6-person Instant Tent (they say it goes up in 60 seconds). Well, Gavin and I tested it out today so we’re not winging it on our first tenting night (which is Carlsbad, NM, after driving 7 hours from San Antonio, TX). First time […]

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Green at Disney, or anywhere.

June 6, 2012

This is a test – first blog post  from I-Pad with Blogsy. My kids and I recently had a 2-night stay at Walt Disney World. Our family is super spoiled living only 1 1/2 hours away from the mouse. This trip we took without PFMan, he had been extra focused at work launching a new […]

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