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  • One Way or Another

    5/31/2016 5:24:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today was a typical hiking day, and John picked out a new adventure in Goffstown. We were climbing Mt. Uncanoonuc. I thought about inviting our... Read more

  • Accept Yourself!

    5/30/2016 5:22:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Accept Yourself! You are where you belong! There is a Master Plan, and we are all a part of it. You are precious, perfect and beautiful. ... Read more

  • A bigger purpose

    5/29/2016 5:16:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Itís not all about me. Itís about the role that I need to play in this world. God has a purpose that I need to fulfill here on this Earth. I a... Read more

  • Walking on.

    5/28/2016 5:25:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Walking on from yesterday~ from pain or from joy. In every season there is more to see, to feel To live. I enjoy today like a speci... Read more

  • Ready for the Weekend!

    5/27/2016 7:26:51 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I am so excited I get to spend the whole weekend with my family! This weekend, I plan on playing a lot with the kids. My son keeps challe... Read more

  • A teacher's advice to parents

    5/27/2016 5:19:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    The question every parent should ask the teacher Every early June, as the school year comes to a close, I made it my habit to take the time to... Read more

  • Making today AWESOME

    5/26/2016 5:28:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am making today a great day with a positive attitude! I am going to love myself, and all those around me. I will embrace my mistakes as lea... Read more

  • No Ticks on ME!

    5/25/2016 5:27:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Are you hiking down the trail or walking in the woods with kids or a dog? Consider putting oil on your skin first. I have found that a lightly sc... Read more

  • Lost 22 pounds since March.

    5/24/2016 7:59:13 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Well, I couldn't believe it when the doctor told me that during my follow-up visit yesterday. I lost over 22 pounds. And some when I got s... Read more

  • I will RISE UP!

    5/24/2016 5:20:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my day for self reflection and remembering my goals. Once again, I can be the priority. I have spent the past month focusing on my chi... Read more

  • Two new doctors

    5/23/2016 5:26:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Two new doctors, Full of hope Ready to heal, able to cope With the pressure and problems From a world full of wounded More than eight... Read more

  • Graduation emotions

    5/22/2016 5:08:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Happy to see this day come Sad to say goodbye to Spartanburg and friends here. Thankful for great experience and the many people who helped m... Read more

  • Have Been Really Sick

    5/21/2016 11:51:39 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    So, Starting last Sunday, I had a 103 fever for three days that would not quit, and I had to go to the ER. Now, I'm on a lot of anti-biotic... Read more

  • First the Awards

    5/21/2016 8:34:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Graduations are a process. It's saying hello to the new life, and goodbye to classmates and professors who have been influential in the past fou... Read more

  • Graduation Journey

    5/20/2016 3:26:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm on my way! Logan Airport in Boston is 90 minutes away. Medical School in SC, along with Matt and Nora are 4 hours away from me. He has co... Read more

  • Begin Again!

    5/19/2016 5:29:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    There was a time in my dietary commitment where I was constantly losing. I had Type II Diabetes, and wanted to be able to control it by diet, exe... Read more

  • Conquering myself

    5/18/2016 5:23:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm my biggest enemy and my biggest friend. If I... Read more

  • Hiking Mt. Chocorua

    5/17/2016 5:29:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday in Northern New Hampshire was a beautiful day. We drove over to Scott Rd in Albany, and found the quiet trailhead to Chocorua. The H... Read more

  • Create beauty

    5/16/2016 5:20:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    One great way to make a house a home is to create a b... Read more

  • The Patchwork House

    5/15/2016 6:09:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found the most beautiful shop full of fine quilts and handmade crafts. The Amish Quilts are so creative and skillfully sewn by hand. Irene al... Read more

  • Misadventures of the first camping trip

    5/14/2016 5:18:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    The misadventures of the first camping trip I'm a person who loves nature and I love to camp, hike, bike and kayak. Our first camping trip of... Read more

  • Sparked with memories

    5/13/2016 5:17:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm going to make some memories! I'm going ... Read more

  • Sparked with memories

    5/13/2016 5:17:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm going to make some memories! I'm going ... Read more

  • The Ocean Busy Book

    5/12/2016 5:19:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    After an hour of thoughtful research and discussion, I decided that I would make my busy books by theme. Here is my first book The Ocean. Read more

  • What Can You Live with?

    5/11/2016 8:15:26 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I am just listing what is really happening. (1) All meats and little to no pork. (2) All fruits and vegetables. No oranges yet. (3) ... Read more

  • Close to Fitting Into My Pre-Birth Pants

    5/11/2016 8:05:20 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I am so close! I guess the weight loss is happening somewhere, but even so, I realize that weight loss doesn't make me happy because no matter ... Read more

  • Finger Puppets for Lina

    5/11/2016 5:28:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have found a common bond with my 2 year old grand daughter by making her finger puppets. She just loves these little creations. I make busy b... Read more

  • A song in my heart

    5/10/2016 5:23:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have decided to be happy. I have decided to sing I have decided to trust God in everything! Read more

  • Took a Week Off

    5/9/2016 8:59:23 PM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I mean I took a week off from everything. Which of course was not planned. But today, I went back to the gym and worked out for 45 minutes. Now,... Read more

  • My BIG Solar Success!

    5/9/2016 5:22:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is the day that I have waited for since last May. We have searched to find a solar company that could work with our home, installing solar... Read more

  • happy mother's day!

    5/8/2016 5:09:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am enjoying the day immensely. my daughter is spoiling me all day. she is such a wonderful child. i am so glad i had the opportunity to meet th... Read more

  • Mama's Flowers

    5/8/2016 5:20:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mother taught me a lot about caring for plants-how to overwater them. Her best flowers are made of silk. I bought a few lovely plants for her... Read more

  • Spark Friends are the BEST!

    5/7/2016 6:09:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Spark Friends are the best. I wish that I got to see more of you. You are such an inspiration to me. You motivate me to eat right and keep mov... Read more

  • The Mother's Day Respect Effect

    5/6/2016 5:21:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Everyone loves to be noticed and appreciated. I have noticed that Moms love to have someone notice that yes, they are a mom. Read more

  • Reflecting and Revaluating

    5/5/2016 8:39:29 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Really, that is what I am doing today. Now, I have to run! (1) Log on to Spark People every day (2) Drink water first (aim for 16 glasses... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/5/2016 8:27:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out this morning that my parents will be moving at the end of june, just after my daughter finishes school. now i just need to make ... Read more

  • An attitude of gratitude for Mom

    5/5/2016 5:25:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    An attitude of gratitude for Mom Take time today to appreciate your mother and your children. This Motherís Day can be great when you take the... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/4/2016 12:12:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Took a Monday Off and Slept

    5/4/2016 8:33:32 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Well, After whining about the knee, I took a day off on Monday. The teacher is gone anyway, and I was going to go to the gym, but it's back... Read more

  • Starting Small

    5/4/2016 5:19:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is early May, and normally here in NH, nothing should be planted, but I have started small with the heartiest of crops, knowing that there cou... Read more

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