Fun on the 4th with Friends who are Family

Everybody needs THOSE family members. You know the ones? The ones that invite you to visit, but when the weather tries to ruin the full holiday weekend of activities they have planned — they smile with you and make the best of it. They don’t flinch when the whole house is still in their jammies […]

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Because football can be recorded

Maybe we over-scheduled our last few months and the weekends got away from us. Maybe the weather forecast was too beautifully tempting. Maybe we just couldn’t bear to part with summer – just yet. Y’all, we don’t miss too many home football games — our wedding date nine years ago is evidence enough of that! […]

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The Saatchi Mile

It started with cheese fries. College student by day and bartender by night, I was staring down the barrel of graduation with no real plan. I hadn’t spent my summers working internships, and I knew I didn’t have it in me to tackle grad school. I was less than a semester away from a Marketing […]

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Yellowstone, Part 2 | Bear Tracks and Nature’s Hot Tub

This post is part of a series, click here for the full story. {day 3} Overnight rain meant a cold and damp morning, but we were up early in anticipation of a long day of hiking. We were scheduled to move on so we broke camp and loaded our gear. As the group gathered to […]

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Yellowstone, Part 1 | Heart Lake and Hiking in the “Heat”

Yellowstone is (arguably, of course) the crown jewel of the National Park Service. You’ll find it on lists of best, most memorable, most iconic, and most scenic destinations and hikes. It was established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States — before its home states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho were […]

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Well hello there, Second Grade!

I have a few fuzzy, fleeting memories of First Grade. I can roughly picture my classroom, and I remember we used those little, red and blue counting bears, and I have one random memory of my Mom bringing our family dog Allie to my class one day for my Show-and-Tell. But I REMEMBER Second Grade. […]

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I’m an aunt!

If you’re reading this, I got the green light to shout it from the rooftops! Baby Rangira is here! My sister Laura and her husband Leo didn’t find out beforehand whether they were having a boy or a girl, and didn’t reveal names — so we all squealed to get the phone call yesterday. Mr. […]

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