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I was thinking next time I may need to wear my life jacket...it has LOTS of padding for the body!more


If you have read my blog from the beginning or even last spring/summer then you would know that my posts have become far and fewer between over the past few months.  At first life got really busy, then life got complicated with new experiences that I wasn't sure how to share and then life got very sad...too sad to talk about....more
Stephanie sounds like she was a very kind person and a cherished sister. I'm so sorry for your ...more

An Usher Kind of Morning

This morning started out like most other mornings.  I had to tear myself off my mattress and try not to fall down the stairs to get my morning coffee.  Today was one of the morning I would be taking live-in #1 to school, middle school that is, so I started the truck to get it all warm and cozy.  When I got into the truck I noticed the music was turned down too low to hear so I turned it up, one minutes later I turned it back down...it appears Alanis Morrissette is not a good match for me in the mornings. ...more


  On our Christmas mantle is the word PEACE.  There are five letters in this word, there are five people in my family, it may seem only natural.  However, there is a story behind why our stocking hang from this word. ...more
@victorias_view Thank you! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a ...more

Top Ten - Reasons I Run

My BlogI have told you before, I run.  I would not consider myself a runner, but I run.  I want to say I am a runner, but the words never make it past my lips.  Hello, my name is Carol and I am a..., nevermind - I run....more

Caramel Wonder Bars

My BlogLet me start by telling you that if you are looking for a waist friendly dessert, this is not your recipe.  However, if you are looking for something that makes you throw your arms up in rapturous abandon, then this is most definitely a dessert that will not disappoint.   ...more

Back to School - Boys vs. Girls

my blogMy first child was a girl.  When we found out our second child would be a boy my mother told me I would notice a difference in the way a baby boy cried vs. a baby girl.  She even told me that my sister had called her and told her she was right about this.  I never noticed it.Fast forward to now and I am noticing a big difference between my girl and my boys...this is not a personality difference, it is definitely gender difference....more
my husband just pointed out to me I am trying to get the wrong kind of info out of them. If I ...more

Enchilada Sauce

http://mysongsofjoyfamilyfoodwine.blogspot.comNot long ago, on a day when I needed to throw together a fast dinner, I decided to make chicken enchiladas with some leftover chicken.  As I often do, I waited until the last minute before beginning my dinner preparations, only to find out that I had NO Enchilada Sauce! ...more

Goodbye July, August & Summer

My Life - July & August 2011 Summer at our house involved as much boating as possible and the months go by so fast...too fast!  So here is my list of 'happenings' for what began as a dud summer (weather wise) and ended up being no to shabby. ...more
My thoughts exactly, but I suppose their little bodies are too naive to know the difference! more

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

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Will do! I'm very positive - I will love it! @Carol - My Songs of Joy...Family Food Winemore