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A little comfort after an airplane crash

Colleen McCormick and Don Hudson were taking off from an airport in Mexico with their children last week when their plane started shaking and crashed.
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How much is that doggy in the window?

Our 8-year-old wants a dog. He’d probably settle for a cat, but he really wants a dog.
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Rooting for the Orioles, a rainbow, a sunset, a trip to the Green Dragon, school supply shopping, and more (7 Quick Takes)

We’ve had a mixture of rain and sun this week, and one night I slipped out of the house to run to the store for strawberries.
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A memory from the feast of St. Ignatius

Then I thought of something. It was the feast of St. Ignatius. When you can do nothing else, you can pray.
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When you discover you aren’t the only people still playing Pokemon Go

Two years into playing Pokemon Go, my sons and I may not be playing with the same enthusiasm we did when it started. But I'm not so sure. There’s still plenty of excitement there.
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Recovering from vacation, for Pete’s sake, a new iCade, household chores, and the worst sounds in the world (7 Quick Takes)

Nothing is more fun than taking a vacation week at the beach. But I can’t believe how tired I still am from a vacation that ended a week ago.
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Cookies for breakfast and sloths for everyone (or what we do on a beach vacation)

It’s 7:30 a.m. on a morning of our beach vacation. I haven’t even poured my first cup of coffee. And I’m pretty sure I could have used another three hours of sleep.
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Toes in the sand and peach cake in my hand or what we did on our family beach vacation (7 Quick Takes)

You might think that a blogger who is on vacation all week would have time to write a blog almost every day. In fact, I thought that myself.
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Peach cake season, stacking cups, fireworks, reading, and more (7 Quick Takes)

The peaches are ripe! Run, run, run to your nearest grocery store or farmers market and buy some peaches to make a Baltimore peach cake.
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When you have a friend in Heaven

“Do you want these left out of the bag?” the cashier says, holding up two bottles of water. “That would be great,” I say. “We need those for the flowers. We’re stopping at the cemetery.”
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