Archive for the ‘Family’ Category


Grandpa’s Little Girls.

Growing up in the McDonald family meant growing up with girls. I’m sure the men in our lives felt like they couldn’t turn around without stepping on one of us. After all, girl cousins are known to travel in a herd. But our McDonald men did an excellent job of handling it. Cousin Rusty was always ready to carry one (or two) of us from place to place on his back. Uncle George brought us home books to read and
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Finding Joy

One of the greatest lessons my mother has taught me is to always find joy in the little things. I will admit that as I’ve gotten older (and life has gotten busier) I sometimes forget. In the midst of rushing to the gym, checking out this or that bridesmaid dress, booking that next meeting; I sometimes have to force myself to remember. But then… I met Santa Claus tonight. One of the projects my agency has been working over the past several
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Go Ask Your Mother

I’ve spent an astronomical amount of time with my nose in a book. Because of this, I often find myself revisiting old favorites and randomly recalling certain lines from much loved characters. Max popped into my head today… which is no surprise given that I spent the weekend with my amazing Mother. “I said you weren’t inconsequential. No one is. We change at least one person’s life just by being born. If you don’t believe me, go ask your mother. The
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My little veterinarian sister

Not only is my little sister hilarious, but she is also a veterinarian. This makes every message from her like a tiny little one – two punch of awesome in a bottle. Exhibit A: She sends very important health related emails to MommyMac and I. Exhibit B: She makes sure we are all apprised of the impending bacon shortage situation. Exhibit C: She also shares…Weather updates for Ames, Iowa… Where (apparently) some vets go. Thanks to Alice, I will be avoiding all rabid
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I am the funniest person I know.

It is no secret that I love to laugh… ESPECIALLY at my own jokes. That being said, I’m not sure that everyone else really thinks my jokes are that funny all of the time. Especially my dearly beloved mother. Let me set the scene up for you. My boyfriend and I live together. I’m Irish Catholic. Put two and two together… So now that you get the situation, let me tell you about the funniest joke EVER. Over July Fourth weekend, both Matt and
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