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Christmas Magic

December 23, 2014 in Best of Both, Christmas, Holiday, traditions, Work-Life Balance

Where’s the Christmas Magic? This has been a very hectic time at work for me with the go-live implementation of Optesia (an application of our electronic medical record for the
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The Power of Black Jack

March 28, 2014 in Best of Both, games, love, memories, traditions

The power of Black Jack.  Who knew that the power of Black Jack was so strong.  It is  connecting generations and love in our family. A few weeks back I
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Our Elf on the Shelf is a RASCAL!

December 23, 2013 in Best of Both, Christmas, Fun, Kids, traditions

Our Elf on the Shelf is a RASCAL!  Yep that’s right our Elf on the Shelf is a rascal alrighty!  We’ve been having a grand old-time “discovering” James our Elf
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Just feeling so blessed

December 2, 2013 in appreciation, Best of Both, Emotions, motherhood, Thanksgiving, traditions

Just feeling so blessed.  I hope many of you enjoyed Thanksgiving as much as we did.  We have another special Thanksgiving tradition that doesn’t take place on Thursday, no it’s
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James is Back! Our Elf on the Shelf

November 29, 2013 in Best of Both, Christmas, Family friendly, Kids, traditions

James is Back! Our Elf on the Shelf made his grand entrance last night while my five-year old put his very sleepy head to bed after a wonderful Thanksgiving day spent
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Summertime is finally here!

June 21, 2013 in appreciation, Best of Both, relaxation, traditions, Work-Life Balance

Summertime is finally here!  At dinner tonight we were talking about plans for the summer.  The kids are excited to have the pool open and it will be ready for
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My Four Famous Questions

June 19, 2013 in Best of Both, Kids, relationships, traditions

Did you fall down?  Are you bleeding?  Are you hurt?  Then why are you crying? Yes these are my four famous questions.  I have asked these four famous questions on
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We are hooked on the punch buggy game!

June 14, 2013 in Best of Both, Family Fun, games, traditions

In our family, we are hooked on the punch buggy game!  I’m not quite sure when it started, but we can’t stop it!  We really are hooked.  We play punch
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Eating dinner as a family

May 24, 2013 in Best of Both, Kids, relationships, teenagers, Time Management, traditions

Eating dinner as a family is a norm in our house.  The TV is off, the phone doesn’t get picked up (unless I’m on call), and no devices cell phones
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Sweet Sixteen Italian Style

April 12, 2013 in Best of Both, relationships, Sweet 16, teenagers, traditions, travel, vacations

Sweet Sixteen Italian style is exactly what we did when my oldest daughter Kaitlyn turned sixteen a few years ago.  My daughter had always “dreamed” of going to Italy to
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