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Easter 2016

Michael and I put together a very happy Easter weekend even though we were sad to spend it apart from our families.  We are used to going to our parents’ for Easter, but since we now live in Ohio, it’s up to us to carry on the special traditions we enjoyed in Texas on Easter… Continue reading Easter 2016

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First Snow

We had our first measurable amount of snow today!  When we woke up this morning, Michael peeked out our bedroom window and found everything covered in a blanket of white.  About 2 inches of snow had fallen over night.  This is my first experience with a significant amount of snow, and it really does transform… Continue reading First Snow

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Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve! Michael and I are enjoying Christmas time in our cozy apartment.  We’ve been watching all the classic Christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate (well, Michael has been drinking hot chocolate; I’ve been sipping Bailey’s, yum!), eating homemade Christmas cookies and Stollen (courtesy of my sister, Christina, and her husband, Casey), perusing old Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Eve!

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House hunters: Fairfield Township

Michael and I stumbled upon an amazing house while we were driving around Fairfield Township yesterday.  Fairfield Township is a suburb located about 20 miles north of Cincinnati.  The township was started in 1803, and it is bordered on the west by the Great Miami River, a tributary of the Ohio River.  Driving through Fairfield,… Continue reading House hunters: Fairfield Township

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House hunters

Michael and I have been driving around Cincinnati looking at houses for about a week. Our house hunting adventures allow us to explore the different cities, townships, villages, and counties that surround Cincinnati.  The suburbs are structured very differently here than in Texas.  In Texas, Houston and San Antonio have large downtown areas and miles and… Continue reading House hunters