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Friday, July 19, 2024



A Corn Maze Visit in Woodstock, IL

Our midwest tradition of visiting an apple orchard and corn maze continued this year. You might have noticed in yesterday's post that Wes is...

We Love “The Great British Baking Show”

My son Wesley loves cooking. He loves it so much that I can't be in the kitchen preparing a meal without him there joyfully offering to help. Even the clean-up is a source of enjoyment for him.

Holiday Cookies & Family Time

I work a lot. That's why when the winter holiday break started I made sure to enjoy as much time with my family as I possibly could.

Denny’s Is Now Better At Making Pancakes Than I Am

Yes we had breakfast for dinner. I am not ashamed to say so. In all honesty, I love eating breakfast at all times of the day and night. The delicious new Denny's Diner pancake stacks are 50 percent more fluffy than the old recipe. I can totally believe this having seen and tasted them first hand.

Pink Cupcakes

Mr. Dude loves the color pink. He's also a fan of cupcakes. Who isn't? We made some pink cupcakes on a recent Saturday while...

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

We have a little dare devil on our hands. This was never more clear to us than the first time we took Mr. Dude into a fair type atmosphere where he was actually big enough to ride the rides. Standing at just over 36 inches (36.8" to be exact) Mr. Dude could ride many, but not all of the rides at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest last month.

Our Family Trip to San Francisco: Part 2 – The Redwoods

We quickly realized that getting home from San Francisco over the weekend start of Fleet Week was going to be impossible so we spent...


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