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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

See: Annapolis, Maryland


This past weekend took us into Annapolis, Maryland. What a quaint, beautiful small town. With old world charm, cute boutiques and The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis is the spot to see in Maryland. An old seaport entrenched in history, I felt humbled to step foot on the ground of the Naval Academy. So many amazing people have fought for our lives here in America so we remain free and able to say what we want, pray for who we want and live our lives the way we see fit. 

Ava's swimming has been so amazing for the family and shown us so much of the East Coast we love. We relaxed, ate some wonderful foods and more ice cream than needed. 






The Capitol of Maryland





It was chilly but Ava says her backpack was pulling on her neck. This is her attempt to fix it. 




My girls before the last meet on Sunday. Not sure who the fella in the back is. 


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