Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds

First of all, I want to say that I won’t be here next week.  We are taking Spring Break and heading out on the open road – no reservations or anything.  Some people might call us crazy, but we think it’s more fun that way.  We’ll be driving a loop around New Mexico and Arizona in about 6 days hitting Santa Fe, the Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Tucson, and Tombstone (among many other places) along the way.  Maybe camping, maybe staying in hotels.  Not sure yet, but it should be fun!!  I’m looking forward to getting out of town for a bit, especially since I found out that we’re probably going to be staying here in El Paso for another year or two (when I had thought that we’d be leaving in June).  Such is life.

On the genealogy front, I have done even more Swedish research and am starting to wonder if the man I think is my ancestor really was a step-father to my great-great grandmother instead of her father.  She was born out of wedlock, so I’ve been having a hard time confirming it and have been trying to find the family in the household examinations, but it’s been taking a long time.  A very long time.:)  I’ll keep at it though!!

I also received a precious death certificate in the mail yesterday, which really fleshed out the life of my husband’s English ancestor.  I will post more on that in a few days.

On to some of my favorite finds this week:

And a few pictures to share from this past week:

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  • Judy G. Russell, CG - March 9, 2012 - 7:24 am

    Thanks for the mention, Jen, and oh… I am so jealous of your road trip. Can’t wait to see your pictures when you get back!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Shenette - March 9, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Happy Blogiversary!ReplyCancel

  • Greta Koehl - March 9, 2012 - 8:39 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! Looking forward to more good reading and wonderful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Bishop - March 9, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Jen! Hope you and your family have a great spring break road trip!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Goodrum - March 9, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    Happy second Blogiversary. Always look forward to your posts and pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Fenley - March 11, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    2 years of blogging – Congratulations! Can you believe that it has been 6 years since we took the classes together at MPC???? Oh I feel a song coming on –

    HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY 2nd BLOGAVERSARY DEAR JJJEEENNNN, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOUUUUU!ReplyCancel

    • Jen - March 14, 2012 - 2:13 pm

      Thanks!! :)Say it isn’t so Sheri – six years?? Wow!ReplyCancel

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