Category Archives: family

It was just a rump roast

Tweet In the past year and a half or so I’ve learned a lot about grief. Losing both my parents with in just over a year will do that to you. Grief, as I’ve learned, is……excuse my language but this … Continue reading

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Year in review

Tweet Well, it’s here, the last day of 2015.  And what a year it’s been. Here’s some highlights of 2015 for the Burns family: JANUARY: Moved my dad from Minnesota to Wisconsin FEBRUARY: Dan received a call from St. Paul’s … Continue reading

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All is calm

Tweet When I worked at the library I worked 40 hours a week, and was off every weekend.  I enjoyed my job, I liked being off on the weekends.  I had time to enjoy with my kids and my husband. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Meetings

Tweet One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about being back in Minnesota is my relationship with my sister-in-law, Angie.  We are married to brothers, and our girls are only 5 months apart in age.  The girls are besties, and … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again

Tweet So much has happened.  We moved to Minnesota. My dad moved to Minnesota as well. The kids started school, then finished for the summer. Dan settled into his new church and I settled into my new job at Target. … Continue reading

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Moving- by the numbers

Tweet 12- Trips to Goodwill 7- Trips to the dump (Can you tell we had TOO MUCH STUFF?) 3- Days left of work at the library 2- Weeks until I move my dad 1- (Just under) one month until we … Continue reading

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Tweet This past Christmas weekend, I couldn’t help but reflect on my blessings.  Christmas Day was the first–EVER–that Dan has been home to see the kids open their stockings.  He even made us Christmas morning breakfast.  (Unusual for a Pastor’s … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Burns Family!

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What a glorious Christmas card it would be…..

Tweet My director sent me an email on Tuesday, with the subject line:  “Now you know what you’re getting Dan for Christmas.”  I opened the email, and there was this picture: I KNOW, RIGHT?  WHAT A SWEATER. Not that I … Continue reading

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You can’t pick your family

Tweet I had some family “difficulties” during the weekend.  Let’s just say that losing a loved one is stressful, and adding a blended family that doesn’t always get along makes it even more so.   And that’s all I’m going … Continue reading

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