Rainy Day Blues

3 New Hugs (2 family members of a church friend, 1 lounge singer/fortune teller) It’s that time of year. No, not Christmas… it’s our annual trip to Buffalo! Woo! Hubby and I have been making this trip every year since the first year we met to watch a Buffalo Bills Football game. It’s an awesome…

Vacation Saving Hugs

5 New Hugs (I am hoping there were more that I just don’t remember…) I clearly took a brief hiatus from posting. (not hugging, just posting) I hadn’t intended on taking such a long break, but apparently I needed it. Each time I went to write it was like I hit a brick wall and…

Blessed Life

I am so blessed to have sisters that I love so dearly and have such a great relationship with. I know not everyone is so lucky. I am sitting here at my older sister’s house relaxing on a much needed vacation. (It does seem like I vacation a lot doesn’t it?) I am going to…

Laughing Lullaby

2 New Hugs (librarian and a local farmer’s wife) So, I mostly stuck to my vacation vows. Mostly. The one thing I did really well was relish in the delights at my kids experiencing things for the first time. My 2 1/2 year old was terrified of going fast in the boat, but he did…

Vacation Vows

1 New Hug (a friend’s husband) Life has been sending me gentle (sometimes not so subtle) reminders that it’s time for me to slow down. Slow down my hectic schedule, slow down my anxiety, quiet my mind. With 2 kids this is not an easy feat. Heck, without kids this is not an easy feat.…

My Journey To Fame

Didn’t keep track of the number of new hugs. 2 weeks is a loooong time. Trust me, there were a LOT. 🙂 What an amazing adventure I had during my vacation travels to CT. The most exciting thing to happen in regards to my hugs was another interview I had about my year. Hooplaha is…

Day 354 – Hubby’s Birthday

2 HUGS, 1 husband, 1 waitress at The Remedy Diner, NO Children!!! I am in withdrawal (kinda) Since last night hubby and I have been on vacation for his birthday! Woo Hoo! Mom in law is watching the kids while we stay in…wait for it…Raleigh! Yup that’s right, we are vacationing in our own town.…