Jake and the Captain America Party

captain america birthday

This weekend we celebrated my youngest nephew’s third birthday with a Captain America-themed bash. I can’t speak for your family, but birthdays are big in mine. Whether you are turning 2 or 92, each year your birthday is celebrated with cake, presents and the annual telling of the birthday story. Yes, the story is repeated […]

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An Easter Season

salted caramel easter popcorn

Before I begin with this week’s post, I’d like to take a minute and wish myself a happy 100th! I didn’t realize I was anywhere near 100 blog posts until after I published last week’s post, but since this entry consists of other things that already happened last week, I’m going to take a minute […]

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Marathon Season

cold weather running gear

This weekend was an early indication that marathon season is approaching here in Chicago. I’m not sure if it was the slight temperature increase (hello 39 degrees!) the sunshine, or the fact that it’s nearly April, a month where many, myself included, have to put feet to pavement for races. Whatever the case, there was […]

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Running in the Rain

I have a secret love for running in the rain. I think the positive association comes from all those years of spring soccer where field conditions allowed for overzealous slide tackles and everyone wanted to try their hand at goalkeeper. Why wouldn’t you? In the rain, balls either stopped dead in the box or you […]

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