Aero at 2 months old

Me and My Aero: For the Love of a Dog

In the shadow of the 2017 Westminster Dog Show and Valentine’s Day... We’re talking about dogs and love today! Rumor, the German Shepherd, won the coveted “Best in Show” title. If you have followed my blog within the last few months, you probably have seen pics of my dog, Aero. In honor of two blog …

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That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown

“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown” Redux

In the spirit of the Christmas season, as families everywhere celebrate the holidays, I offer a re-post of one of my favorite and popular posts from 2015. If we were having coffee on this fourth and final day of Advent, in which we celebrate love, we would sip a hot beverage while our church choir …

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Doors to knowledge open here

The Doors to Knowledge Invite the Love of Reading

What is your "one love?" As a writer and educator, I have to admit that the love of books and reading is at the top of my list of loves. The above photo shows a sculpture of a woman reading in the lobby of the Sacramento State University library. I was surprised that I had not noticed …

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Wetsuit is the best gift ever. Celebrate leisure.

Love Means Never Having to Buy Your Own Wet Suit

Nothing says "LOVE" more than the gift of leisure. My very first gift from my husband (back when he was my boyfriend) was this wet suit. He REALLY wanted me to learn how to windsurf. Isn't it cute and girlie? It even says "pure girl." Read my post "Wet Suit Dreams" for the full story. …

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I got a set of new adorbable nieces through Adoption

We Chose You!

If we were having coffee today on this lovely Valentine's Day, I would ask you to sit down for a few moments while I tell you the true story of how love conquered fear and loneliness and expanded our family. I dusted this post off out of the archives for just this very moment. LOVE. Nothing …

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Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14

Weekend Coffee Share: That’s What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown.”

If we were having coffee on this fourth and final Sunday of Advent, in which we celebrate love, we would sip a hot beverage while our choir performs. Traditionally the Advent candles are lit, one each Sunday, commemorating Hope, Peace, and Joy. Today the fourth candle, representing Love, is lit. In the middle of the …

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Change

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Change is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge. Marriage makes you vulnerable and strong. It brings out the best and worst of you, and then it CHANGES YOU in ways you could never have expected...for the better. -Maggie Reyes What better way to depict change than to share a photo of my husband and I …

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Facebook, Second Chances, and Love

April 9th was the 6th year anniversary of our first date. Read more for the whole story! After living in San Diego my whole life, I married young at age 20 to a young man who was from Northern California and ended up moving there. After 17 years we divorced and a few years later …

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Dancin'

Facebook, Second Chances, and Love

For Valentine's Day, I want to share this story that I guest posted on A Momma’s View . After living in San Diego my whole life, I married young at age 20 to a young man who was from Northern California and ended up moving there. After 17 years we divorced and a few years …

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