Everyday Life

Agony of De’Feet

Do you have a pair of go-to jeans? The ones that are as soft and broken in and have been with you through thick and thin? The jeans you immediately grab out of the drawer when getting dressed? A few days ago, a pair of Levi’s I have had for 10 years got a hole […]

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Joseph and the Curse

Joseph and the Curse | Mini Van Dreams

There is a dark family secret that we have kept quiet about for years. Joseph and the curse. It had followed me my entire life. I just can’t shake it. For over 40 years, it has hung over my family like a dark cloud… Coming from a Christian family, we have always celebrated Jesus’ birth […]

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Turkey Necks and Giblets, Oh My!

Turkey Necks and Giblets | Mini Van Dreams

Each year around Thanksgiving, I always get a chuckle about the first turkey I ever made on my own.  It was an eye-opening experience at the crack of dawn – one I have never lived it down. Pulling a turkey neck out of a raw turkey is not for the faint of heart.  Since then, […]

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You Have To Wake Up Pretty Early

dad-mom on the run x2

Today is April Fool’s Day.  I thought about playing some crazy prank… taking down the blog or announcing I was running for mayor, but instead decided to tell a funny story about my dad.  Many of you know, my dad passed away suddenly several years ago while he was in the break room at work. […]

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