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Recalling My First Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2011      3 comments

I was struggling with what to write for my Christmas story today so I asked my husband what was the first Christmas he could recall. I said remember your first Christmas? Not your very first Christmas, but the first Christmas you can remember. ... Read more

Christmas Story - Candy Canes

Thursday, December 08, 2011      8 comments

Today's story is the promised story about candy canes. Chances are you've never noticed the way someone hangs their candy canes on the Christmas tree. Well, I had never paid much attention either until my hubby made a big point of it. You see, t... Read more

Christmas Story - Decorating the Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      4 comments

When I married my husband, he brought into our new relationship a beautiful 7' artificial Christmas tree. This tree is fully equipment with multicolored lights and can be assembled in 20 minutes. Because I am allergic to pine trees and the aroma... Read more

Christmas Story - Another Fond Memory

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      6 comments

The Christmas story I have for you for today is one of my daughter’s first Christmases. She was born on December 29th, so I am thinking it was probably her second Christmas. I love Christmas and when my kids were growing up I couldn’t wait... Read more

Christmas Story - Favorite Memory

Monday, December 05, 2011      4 comments

When my middle son was in 7th grade one of his teachers had a littler of puppies to give away. My son had to have one and they were ready at Christmas so on Christmas morning he woke to find this wiggly little black puppy in his Christmas stocki... Read more

A&I BSG Week 1 Blog - December Goals - Poinsetta Buddies

Thursday, December 01, 2011      14 comments

The blog assignment for this week is to set out our goals for December. This is fairly easy and I need to stay focused so I need to put it in writing NOW! Goals: Lose 1 pound per week for a total of 4 pounds this month – starting w... Read more

What I have learned from Spark

Thursday, December 01, 2011      5 comments

This site has helped me immensely. While I haven't lost a lot of weight yet, I do believe I have become healthier. I have learned that I am not alone in the struggles I face on this journey. I have learned that you can be success... Read more

A&I Fun Blog - Twas the Night After Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 27, 2011      3 comments

So I am so not even close to a poet, so I will apologize before I even begin, but her is my extremely short version. Twas the night after Thanksgiving at the Leary house We all had a wonderful visit so after everyone left it was as quiet ... Read more

A&I BSG Week 4 - Thankful

Saturday, November 26, 2011      8 comments

The week's blog assignment for the Aspire to Inspire Buddy Support Group Challenge for Wee ak 4 is to write what we are thankful for. I have entirely too many things to be thankful for to list them all, but following is a good start 1.... Read more

A&I Week 3 Blog - Holiday Strategies - Autumn Leaves

Sunday, November 20, 2011      5 comments

This week’s Aspire & Inspire Team’s BSG blog challenge is to share our strategies for getting through the holidays while continuing on our journey to a healthier lifestyle. After struggling with this all week I think I have come up with my ... Read more

A&I Autumn Leaves Week 2 Blog Challenge "Holiday Stress"

Sunday, November 13, 2011      8 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog about HOLIDAY STRESS. I am happy to say that I have finally gotten to a place where holidays do not cause me undue stress. You see, my family only consists of my son and daugh... Read more

A&I BSG Week 1 Autumn Leaves Motivation Blog

Sunday, November 06, 2011      14 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog about MOTIVATION, what helps me find my motivation when I’ve lost it. I don’t remember losing my motivation although I am sure I have. For me it is more of just not staying foc... Read more


Wednesday, October 26, 2011      10 comments

This week’s Aspire & Inspire Team’s BSG blog challenge is to list a favorite quote, what it means to me, and how it has helped me move forward and/or make positive changes. It would be so very easy to give up on this journey that I find mys... Read more

A&I BSG Week 3 Blog - The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      12 comments

Our blog assignment for this week is if this were the first day of the rest of my life, what will I do to insure that I live a long and healthy life (well in my own words that is the assignment). Well, every day really is the first day of t... Read more

A&I BSG Week 2 Blog - 10 Things I Like About Me

Monday, October 10, 2011      14 comments

When I first read the topic for this week's blog I was tempted to just conveniently forget to write it, but that is just not me, so here goes. 10 things I like about me are; 1. I have a beautiful smile and laugh; 2. I have beautifu... Read more

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