Never Forget

September 11th is one of those days many of us will never forget. I can remember every aspect of the day and the days to follow. I was at home in Newport, WA. I was a first time mother to an 18 month old baby girl. It was 6:30 am. My husband’s phone rang and […]

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Celebrate Every Moment

Today is my Hannah’s half birthday. She is 16 1/2. My philosophy is: celebrate everything. Yes, I am one of those people. I have read the blogs and articles about the problem with our generation of parenting. The analysis of what is wrong with participation trophies. I understand it is a commonly held belief that […]

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Where Were You on 9/11?

September 11th is one of those days many of us will never forget. I can remember every aspect of the day and the days to follow. I was at home in Newport, WA. I was a first time mother to an 18 month old baby girl. It was 6:30 am. My husband’s phone rang and […]

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We’re Back!

Yesterday we returned to Steamboat for our 7th annual Hasselbach family vacation. We loaded the truck with all the supplies necessary for 2 weeks of family fun:  fishing poles, bicycles, pool toys, sand buckets, and so much more!  As we began our fun with a family hike, it became keenly aware that I had brought […]

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It’s Been 20 Years

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary! Being a bit of a hopeless romantic, I enjoy hearing love stories. Whether they are real or fictional, a good love story always grabs my attention. So, I will share mine with my husband of 20 years, Craig. I must be perfectly honest, my husband is much better at […]

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Reformation Day Moment

I have to be honest, the protestant reformation excites me, and not just because my dad is a church historian. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany effectively kicking off the Protestant Reformation. In the 95 Thesis he detailed his grievances with […]

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