Oh, The Places

How Alicia Got Her Groove Back

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Sometimes you just have to re-center and re-evaluate.  The winter was long and cold this year and it was a doozey mentally on the Courtneys.  My sun-loving husband was craving our Hawaiian life while being surrounded by three computer screens the majority of the day.  And I felt like our walls were coming down on […] Read more…

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A Night On The Town with Chateau Ste Michelle

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Once we got Annalise squared away with the babysitter, Sara, I my changed clothes again only to change back into my first pick. Once I put my seatbelt on, Chris ran back inside because Annalise had taken his license and debit card and hid them once again.  Luckily, I saw her hanging out around the […] Read more…

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Win (2) VIP Tix to Chateau Ste. Michelle Event in Cincy

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Alright, Cincinnati!  Time for another contest and this time it includes WINE & MUSIC!  This Thursday, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery (one of my favorites!) is hosting an event to celebrate Cincinnati at the Malton Gallery.  Here are the deets! What: Chateau Ste. Michelle is bringing Cincinnati’s Chateau to life. The winery will be pairing great […] Read more…

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My Diary: Germany 2006

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Found my diaries from my study abroad in Germany in 2006.  This entry comes from my 9th day in Eltville, Germany.  I stayed with my friend Kelly and his daughter Alyssa prior to heading to Dusseldorf for my program.  While he went to work I had time to go on adventures alone.  Prepare yourself for […] Read more…

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I’m Back!

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Well, hello there old friend.  It has been quite some time since I have sat down to just write.  I have taken several months to focus on my family and I put this blog on the back burner until I could set aside some time to work on it.  I have some big ideas for […] Read more…

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Let Us Be Adventurers

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I’ve been back in Lawrenceburg for about 3 months.  I havent’t “lived” here since high school although my parents have lived in this same house for almost 30 years.  Lately everyone has been asking me what our plans are .  Quite frankly we have no permanent “plans” that are set in stone. Currently we live in the […] Read more…

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Baby Names, Boobs and Business Trips

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I was so excited to introduce baby Annalise Kathleen in the last post.  The process of naming your baby is such an important one and every couple does it differently.  When it came to the baby girl name we both loved “Anna”.  So we worked from there.  My grandma’s name is Annabelle, I was almost […] Read more…

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So Much to Celebrate!

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Well, hello there week 16.  So glad you showed up!  I am FINALLY feeling back to my old self.  Don’t get me wrong… I still love my sleep and I really look forward to days that my Google calendar have nothing planned.  But I am ready to start to exercise again.  If you haven’t noticed […] Read more…

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Back Home Again in Indiana

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Today I have decided I need to just relax and do whatever I want to do.  (If I did what I need to do I would be cleaning the toilet. Ew)  Lately I’ve been going 100 miles an hour and then I’ll crash.  Like 3 hour naps, then watch Game of Thrones then back to […] Read more…

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Chicken Hearts and the "Rising Sun"

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We have had a lot of random adventures since arriving in Japan.  So I thought I would throw up a few videos to really make you feel like you are here. After a night of drinking at our favorite bar, Lotus, Chris mentioned he saw a sign for live music at a place called the […] Read more…

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