Two weekends ago, I stayed over my aunt Nancy and uncle David's house, and my aunt and I went to her yoga class on Saturday morning. The night before, we had a really delicious "beyond burgers" dinner. And then the next morning, we had a tasty, quick breakfast before yoga -- homemade bread and frothy… Continue reading January: Yoga, Gigantic Gemstones, & a Ghost Tour!
Spending time with family
Lutz / Shaeffer Family History
I have written a post covering my father's side of family history, now I will be discussing my mother's. My mom, Cynthia Kellogg, was born from Edgar Lutz (Gramps) and Lorene Schaeffer (Gram.) Lutz Beginning with the Lutz side -- the oldest "Lutz" I was able to track down (through Ancestry.com) was "Christopher Lutz," born… Continue reading Lutz / Shaeffer Family History
Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 2)
After the wedding on Saturday, the following day a bunch of us took a three-hour bus ride to Punta Cana. We stayed at a resort until Wednesday. The whole place was such a dream! It was warm weather but a little cooler than Santo Domingo, palm trees everywhere, pale sand, and crystal-blue water. There was… Continue reading Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 2)
Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 1)
Congratulations to Scott and Mariel! My brother Scott just got married to Mariel, who grew up in the DR, and with her parents currently living there, wanted to have the wedding abroad. It was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I flew over on Thursday with my dad and sister. The airport process was fairly… Continue reading Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 1)
Concert and wildflowers!
It’s been a very social month. On Wednesday, I went to a concert in Philly with my friend Connie, and her work friend Victoria also joined us. It was my first time at this venue and it was so fun! There was nearly a full moon. We were on the grass with a blanket which… Continue reading Concert and wildflowers!
Visit with sister(s) & Guinea pig update
This past weekend, I went to see my sister in Brooklyn. It was an easy drive but parking was the only difficult part. I got there early to avoid traffic and waited at a book shop where I bought a new astrology book and read it with a drink in the cafe. After Julie was… Continue reading Visit with sister(s) & Guinea pig update
Mom and Dad visit
It was great to see my parents over the weekend. Dad and I took Mom out for a walk. She still has a lot of energy when it comes to walking. The warm weather is sooo close, but there was some crazy wind… hopefully it only gets warmer from here. We walked around Sagamore Hill… Continue reading Mom and Dad visit
Kellogg Family Lineage | My Roots
What stands out the most in the Kellogg family history, is the highly successful "Spencer Kellogg & Sons Company." The story begins with Supplina Kellogg, born in 1790, in West Galway, New York. He began a linseed oil business, owning and operating a grist mill (with his neighbors, the Millers) and soon bought another mill… Continue reading Kellogg Family Lineage | My Roots
Visit with Mom
Last weekend, I went to NY to visit my parents. It was really nice to see my Mom. I have found myself to be extremely tired following visits with Mom. I realize how emotionally exhausting it is to see her, not completely in a bad way, in some ways good, but overall very overwhelming. My… Continue reading Visit with Mom
Beach family vacation (OG21)
Every summer -- of course the exception of last summer -- my family does a beach vacation. It's always a wonderful time with lovely, kind, and caring people. THE PRELUDE: A few weeks beforehand, I was feeling extremely overwhelmed. I called my sister having a panic attack, because my vet appointment for my cat, Venus,… Continue reading Beach family vacation (OG21)