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August 2010

What I UnLearned on My Summer Vacation

Happy 20th Anniversary to us, Garth (not his real name!) Most of my kids go back to school, this week -- my middle girl has been accepted into a specialized high school and doesn't start until the Tuesday after Labor Day AND yes the other kids are NOT happy about it. So, to soften the mood of our house (seriously, where DID the summer go?) my husband Garth (not his real name) surprised me for our 20th Wedding Anniversary (thanks for the well wishes, btw!) by taking a vacation day last Wednesday, Thursday AND Friday to spend more time with... Read more →

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The Year of the Big Dress and Cinderella Poof!

August 25, 1990 20 years ago (I know...I'm old...shuddup!) I was cruising down the Parkway (a.k.a. Garden State Parkway, for those of you who aren't, you know, from Jersey) surrounded by taffeta and covered in tulle (it was the end of the 80's, baby) as my soon-to-be-sister-in-law mooned traffic and made me laugh so hard, I snorted champagne out of my nostrils! You would have thought SHE was the one getting married (the aforementioned Parkway-mooner, I mean) the way her hand shook, each time she filled my paper cup. It took her forever to FINALLY convince her brother to ask... Read more →

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Sundays in My City: Stormy Skies

Sometimes, even a cloudy day can be, you know, beautiful... Greetings from New Jersey...taken with my Samsung what-cha-muh-call-it cell phone, because my camera is STILL broken! To see other city scenes from around the world, check out Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City. Oh, and feel free to clean off a chair, sit down and visit TFH Photoblog or my Flickr photostream. © 2010 This Full House - All Rights Reserved. Read more →

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Marrying the Man of My Dreams...NOT!

The Pocono Mountains, August 1963 Next week, my husband Garth (not his real name) and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Married. 20 years. To each other. Inconceivable, considering I've only just turned 29, again (ahem!) but, how did we get here? "Look, we found a box of old photos!" Because, I've never been really very good at finishing what I start (cough!) and 2 out of 4 of their baby books are actually, you know, finished."Who's that?" My dad. My mom. My grandmother. They ALL looked so young. I managed to hold onto it (barely) but, couldn't... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday
Sisters Act...ing, Nicely

Holly and Heather, Bayshore Waterfront Park 2010 Taken with my cell phone. Imagine what I could do with a REAL camera? Yeah, I'm looking at you, Garth (not his real name!) Check out the Official Wordless Wednesday HQ Tag, you're it: Wordless Wednesday © 2010 This Full House Blog - All Rights Reserved. Read more →

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Surviving Foot in Mouth Disease

I ran into a friend of mine at the drug store, on Saturday -- seriously, nearly knocked her over right in front of the feminine products aisle -- we haven't seen each other since, well, the last days of school and spent the next few minutes, you know, catching up. "Enjoying a nice, quiet summer, I hope?" I continued to babble on and on, trying to distract her from noticing the fact that I had NOT shaved my legs in two weeks (you're welcome!) by saying something about my two most favorite days of the year being the last day... Read more →

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High Tides and Green Skies, Jersey Forever?

Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook County Park, Atlantic Highlands, NJ Actually, it was grayish, rainy and a bit chilly, yesterday.. PERFECT weather for some late summertime fun...here, in Jersey, anyway. A lot of folks seem to like visiting New Jersey (on purpose) especially, our neck of the Jersey shore and I'm okay with that (mostly) I mean, if it weren't for the Bennies (i.e. people who visit here, only in the summertime) we'd probably have to pay A LOT MORE money to get on our beaches and MTV would NOT currently hold the #1 google rank it does, you know, today...DAMNIT!... Read more →

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