A Marriage is Made of Millions of Tiny Moments

Last week I wrote about the success of our 30 years of marriage. Today is our actual anniversary and the final celebration of this Anniversary Tour. Celebrate your life, your loved ones, your friends and your family. We are all so blessed to have people who love us. ~ Suzanne “Marriage is a mosaic you […]

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Cheers to 30 Years of Marriage! What’s the Secret?

  Celebrating a milestone like our 30th wedding anniversary is a “shout it from the rooftops”, “pat yourself on the back” type of festivity. It most certainly seems like the perfect time for me to consider exactly how we got here and what contributed to our success. Long lasting marriages are statistically rather improbable. Divorce […]

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Fab Photos Friday: A Wrap Up of the Isla de la Plata, Ecuador

So you don’t think I a have become a scuba diver… These photos were taken by a true adventurer – Tam Warner of travelswithtam.com  Enjoy these amazing photos from her most recent trip to Ecuador. A gorgeous turtle. I have spent the last two weeks as a volunteer diver in Ecuador.  The diving here can be tough, […]

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Pink Lemonade: A Jubilant Survivor’s Story of Beating Breast Cancer

Recently I had the great pleasure of meeting an inspiring woman named Tamara. She has written about her health journey with breast cancer in her book Pink Lemonade. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought this was the perfect time to ask her to share her special story with all of us! This is the story of Tamara Kaye Severin […]

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Napa Valley: A Harvest Celebration at Quintessa Vineyard

  Great friends, heavenly food, delicious wine and a breathtaking landscape are the perfect ingredients for an amazing experience in Napa Valley to celebrate the harvest at Quintessa Vineyard.   We discovered this extraordinary winery in June of this year when we were given a private tour. Quintessa provides guests with a comprehensive look at the vineyard, winemaking facility and underground […]

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Channeling her “inner Hemingway”

Let us give a warm welcome to a return Guest Adventurer, Laura, a self-proclaimed beach bum, who lives in Illinois! She shares how she channeled her “inner Hemingway” and offered us a refreshing idea!  It is not easy being a beach bum when the ocean is 600 miles away. Oh sure, my deck is painted Caribbean […]

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San Francisco – A walking food tour of North Beach & Chinatown

Another food tour adventure? Why yes! Thank you! Just recently I took a fantastic tour by Chris Milano’s Foodie Adventures in San Francisco’s Mission District. The Mission, Latin Food Tour was so delicious and I loved it so much that on my next trip there I just had to take the North Beach and Chinatown Tour!  It is no surprise […]

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The Inevitability of Change

Change is inevitable, but we must try to embrace these persistent ups and downs and learn to thrive on this roller coaster of transition. What does change look like exactly? It looks different on everyone. It fits differently too. Some people handle it with ease and for others, it is a huge challenge.  It is suggested that we “Go with […]

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Some empty nesters get dogs when the kids move away…

When the kids move away some Empty Nesters get dogs. When the kids are off at school and the nest is Empty, life slows way down, schedules change and the silence can be deafening. I no longer have carpools, school projects, volunteer hours, baseball games and practices, but I have traded those activities for puppy training, wet […]

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Adventure on the Beach

When you envision an “adventure on the beach”, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely a lively day of bodysurfing, playing volleyball or touch football, followed by a delicious barbecue. I would bet you a great deal of money that “book club” would never come to mind! That’s the fun part about our book club, […]

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