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Halloween versus Fall Festivals

Halloween versus Fall Festivals: My Take on the Debate | Mini Van Dreams

Halloween versus fall festivals – a hot topic this time of year.  Let me start this post by saying… I am a Christian and I believe in God.  I was brought up in a Baptist church and was raised “right” as my parents would say.  This post is about my opinion on the whole Halloween versus Fall Festival thing… and why it irks me to no end.  I don’t want anyone to take offense… and I am absolutely up for any civil and non-inflammatory debate concerning this…


My 40th Birthday

My 40th Birthday | Mini Van Dreams

Yesterday was my 40th birthday.  I have been dreading this day for about a month.  I was going to be 40.  What have I accomplished?  I have two amazing children, a Master’s degree, a great job, and a handful of great friends.  But, what about that bucket list I made when I turned 30?  I had several items left to do… ride in a hot air balloon, visit Las Vegas, get a tattoo…


Goodbye San Francisco

Goodbye San Francisco | Mini Van Dreams

This past week, I was at an ITFMA conference in San Francisco with my boss.  Which, may sound bad but it was actually pretty fun.  In the evening, my boss and I would go exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and eating at local places.  It was the first time in San Francisco for both of us.  We’ve had a blast and learned a lot, but I think both of us are glad to be headed home to our families.  Here is a few of our favorite things we did this week…


Tax Day and Night

Tax day is here.  You did file, right?  Post offices are open late for people to get their returns in by midnight.  Some business and restaurants are offering freebies or discounts to help alleviate the pain of tax day.  I thought I would share this tradition of my childhood…


C is for Colon Cancer

C is for Colon Cancer | Mini Can Dreams

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – an important month in our family.  Colon cancer can strike anyone, at any age.  Just ask Don.  Don has been cancer free almost five years.  Many consider colon cancer an “older” person’s disease.  It is not.   (more…)

10 Signs of Colon Cancer

10 Signs of Colon Cancer | Mini Van Dreams

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  As many of you know, colon cancer has hit close to home with us.  Check out our post tomorrow to find out more about Don’s cancer diagnosis.  We will be celebrating 5 years cancer free in May!  For today’s list, I thought I’d share 10 Signs of Colon Cancer.  And, because this is me… I am just putting it out there in normal terms.


Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 339

Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 339 | Mini Van Dreams

Happy Wednesday!  When you read this, I will be in a conference room with my team and all our equipment… monitors, computers, etc… they will be rearranging our office and we had to relocate.  As much as I love my team, I don’t know if I am going to make three days in a room with them.  We will practically be sitting on top of each other for three days.  But, it is what it is… so, let’s get on with the Wednesday Hodgepodge!


Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 355

Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 355 | Mini Van Dreams

Happy Wednesday!  It has been awhile since I have done a Wednesday Hodgepodge!  If you have never joined in on the random question fun – hop over and visit Joyce to grab the questions, answer them on your blog and link up!  Simple as that!  Ready?  Let’s go!


Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 331

wednesday hodgepodge vol. 331 | Mini Van Dreams

Happy Wednesday!  Of course, in our world, Wednesday mean it is time for Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Feel free to join us and play along.  Hop over and grab the questions over on Joyce’s blog, answer them and link up on Wednesday!  It is that simple.    (more…)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving | Mini Van Dreams

Today, on Thanksgiving, we want to thank each and every one of you for visiting and spending time with us.  We hope you enjoy our blog and the things we share each day and hope you will continue to visit us often.  We do this, because of you.  Thank you!  Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.


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