Meet Jax.

January 20, 2015

Here is the newest addition to this crazy family.


Jaxon “Jax” Gibbs. (Yes, there is an NCIS reference in there, for those of you who love the show as much as I do!)

He is a feisty ball of energy who joined our family at 7 weeks old.  He’s now 8.5 weeks old.


I had told my husband that I would like to get a playmate for our other puppy, Lily, who joined our family in March of last year and is now 1 – since our beloved Cosmo passed away in August. I was thinking sometime this year… I didn’t expect him to find one so soon!

We now have 2 puppies. 3 children, 2 adults and very little calm or sanity.

We are finding our rhythm though… easier than I expected.


When you have to do potty training with a tiny puppy, and it’s in sub-zero temps, it kind of forces him to learn pretty quickly so he can get inside.  That’s been the only plus to this weather in the last week and a half!

So we now have two Rotties that will probably scare anyone off who tries to come to our door (sorry in advance!)  The squirrels will hate us once again and my backyard will no longer be a peaceful haven of gardens and quiet.


BUT, all is well because we love them dearly and despite their bed jumping, wrestling, and snoring, they are super cute – All (eventually combined) 200 lbs. of them!


Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service & Learning

January 13, 2015
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This Monday, January 19th is Martin Luther King, Jr’s Day of Service. Each year, when this day is upon us, I always look for something I can do with the kids, to teach them how to serve others and learn m ore about what Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church has now […]

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Liverpool Public Library’s 2015 Preschool Fair

January 11, 2015
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If you are looking for a preschool to send your little one to, the Liverpool Public Library Preschool Fair is always a must-attend event each year. This Saturday, January 17th, all of the best local preschools will be present at this fair, which will run from 10am-12pm. Located in the Carman Community Room, the fair […]

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My New Year…

January 1, 2015
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Happy New Year, Liverpool! Thanks for being there in 2014 and I look forward to 2015 with you all! I’ve never been a fan of New Year resolutions, but this year I’ve been thinking of some things that I would like to be different this year. Silly little things really. Some will show you how […]

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Christmas Eve Services in Liverpool, NY

December 19, 2014
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As I like to do each year, I have compiled a list of the Christmas Eve services available for those who wish to attend in the Village of Liverpool. Merry Christmas to you all! St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 900 Vine St. * 457-4633 * Christmas Eve 2014: 12:00 noon : Pageant & Holy Eucharist […]

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The Erie Canal Museum And The Gingerbread Gallery

December 7, 2014
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This week, I took 2 of my 3 kids to The Erie Canal Museum and The Gingerbread Gallery, located on it’s second floor. Unfortunately I couldn’t take all three because their elevator is out due to construction, and therefore no wheelchair access, but it was so neat, that I’m sure we will visit again with […]

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Village of Liverpool Santa Sightings

December 2, 2014
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This week there are plenty of opportunities for the children of Liverpool (and of course those grown-ups who are children at heart) to have a visit with Santa! First, the jolly old man may be making an appearance at the Liverpool First United Methodist Church’s “Happy Birthday Jesus” Breakfast this Saturday morning (12/6). LFUMC is […]

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LPL’s Christmas Bureau Toy Drive

November 24, 2014
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Over this Thanksgiving Holiday, and into the beginning of the Holiday season, what could be a better activity than shopping for a toy for a child in need? If this is something that is important to you and warms your heart, you can participate int he Liverpool Public Library’s Christmas Bureau Toy Drive. Drop off […]

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#TakeATour of Lights On The Lake

November 18, 2014
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Check out this cool video of Lights On the Lake done as part of the #TakeATour campaign, through NO Excuses Syracuse. Thanks Michael John Heagerty for the inside look!

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Annual Lights On The Lake Stroll

November 11, 2014
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The Annual Lights On The Lake Stroll is happening this Wednesday night, November 12th from 5-9pm.  The following info is from the Onondaga County Parks and describes the event in detail: Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special walking preview of Lights on the Lake before it opens to vehicles only. The park will be […]

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