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Countdown

I've reached that part of the summer time when my countdown to the end of my freedom is in full force. Two weeks from yesterday I return to my little third grade classroom and begin yet another school year. So I have less than 14 days to revel in the summer time, and what am… Continue reading Countdown

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Mrs. Jones

Last month, after what seemed like a lifetime of planning, preparation, and building anticipation, we got married! I went from having a common-Polish last name, to a common-Welsh last name. Ratajczak to Jones, just like that. It sure is easier to spell, but I've got to practice my cursive capital "J"s because my signature is… Continue reading Mrs. Jones

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Wedding Planning

*I know, I'll have to go back and tell some stories, but for now I'll start where I'm at. My dear friends, wedding planning is the worst. Girls talk about it like it's the most gloriously fun and exciting thing they ever did, but I'm here to tell you they're fibbing their butts off. Wedding… Continue reading Wedding Planning

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Reflecting on 2014

We're just now half way through December and I've already seen an increasing number of resolutions posts cropping up on all sorts of social media. This post isn't about resolutions, not in the sense of things I've resolved for the future. That may be a future post. This post is more looking back than looking… Continue reading Reflecting on 2014

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Oh Baby!?

You see these posts these days about how all your friends are married or having babies and you're just sitting there like 'pass the vodka' or whatnot, but when it really gets crazy is when it's your little sister. She got married three months ago, and we've known for about a month that she's pregnant,… Continue reading Oh Baby!?

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My Sister Friend

So maybe we never really considered each other Older Sister and Younger Sister, but maybe there will always be that part of me that wants to keep her close and looked after, even as a grown up married woman. Maybe it's because she's a tough little spitfire that I want to be around to help preserve the beautiful little girl that still lives in her heart.