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2013 in Review

As usual, I can hardly believe another year has passed. Wednesday will mark two weeks until the calendar turns to 2014 and it seems impossible. Blogging this year has taken a back seat to just about everything else in our … Continue reading

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Home Ownership

Some time in December we noticed our heat seemed to be running more than it should be (it felt like it was on all the time). John started investigating and noticed heat coming out of our crawl space. This inspired … Continue reading

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After what felt like months of deliberating on which style and wood we wanted, we decided to go for it with the engineered maple hardwood floors (nail down). The day after we returned from Mexico, Sunday, we started the process … Continue reading

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As Easy As 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

We had grand plans of turning our entire backyard into a vegetable garden last year, but found ourselves in race against the clock to get everything done. So we were content with the garden space we had worked for the … Continue reading

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One Year

It’s fascinating to me how we continuously exclaim about how time has passed. Time seems to be a very concrete and yet very abstract concept that we just can’t quite get our minds around. In the last week we have … Continue reading

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Team Tri

Last Saturday friends Tami, Laura, and I (Erin) competed in the 2010 Albany Aquatics Association Sprint Triathlon as a relay team. I hadn’t known that you could do a triathlon as a team, but as I looked around almost every … Continue reading

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This blog has been rather quiet the past few weeks! A friend pointed this out last weekend mentioning it had been almost a month since we posted. “What?! That can’t be right.” Sure enough, weeks and weeks have passed since … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage

Recently  we have been taking advantage of the opportunities afford us by living in a university town (read, a town that has a university rather than a town with lots of college bars and thousands and thousands of college students … Continue reading

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… thought I had published this on Feb 3, but just today am realizing it never went up … ——– I (Erin) have had a distinct desire, ever since childhood, to be different and to stand outfrom others. It is … Continue reading

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Fire Engine Red

As autumn approached this year, we quickly realized we had spent the past 12 months in a perpetual season of summer. We left the country as summer was dying down here in late September and returned as it was beginning … Continue reading

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