a sunny day with friends

    Dena April 5, 2013

    My beautiful friend, Sandra, and her son, Alex, have come to visit from Ohio this weekend. I am so happy to have my dear friend here with me to celebrate my final days as a momma-to-be. Today we took a trip to the Skylands Botanical Gardens for a picnic + lots of sunshine. My Godson Brian came with us, too. Alex + Brian became the best of friends immediately, giving…

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  • The Kindness of Strangers: You Get What You Give

    Dena September 23, 2010

    You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. I really didn’t know what to expect. It was my first solo international trip. I’ve traveled internationally—England, Kenya, Wales—but always with a group. I’ve traveled solo—Seattle—but…

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  • Stop Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth

    Dena April 19, 2010

    “The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” —Henry David Thoreau Sometimes a lesson presents itself to me once and it sticks with me forever. Don’t put your hand on the hot stove, you’ll get burnt. Always give yourself ten…

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