Christmas Day!

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Well, let’s start with Christmas Eve.  I spent most of the day cleaning up Lizzie’s stubborn streak in the form of potty accidents and cooking.  Don’t worry- lots of hand washing was had.  I’ll be honest, I am not exactly thrilled about her resistance, but look at her.  Sigh.   We started a Tex-Mex tradition […]

Christmas Pageants & Sledding

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This week has been dedicated to potty training the littlest one.  That sums up my life for the past 24 hours times 7.  I would never have guessed it, but Lizzie has officially taken the longest to potty train.  Rebekah was fast {my mil did the work !!}, Luke was slower to start, but perfect […]

Christmas Pics 2013

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Merry Christmas!  This is the kids’ Christmas picture, taken by Jenna Canter, whom I highly recommend. I loved this progression…

Merry Christmas Season!

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I know it has been a while, so let’s just get past that.  Our family flew to Texas in November for Josh’s sister’s wedding.  Sarah and David were happily and beautifully wed, and Bekah and I were even in the wedding!   An added bonus was that the kids and I {and Josh for a […]

Lizzie’s Birthday

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My words aren’t that special, so I’ll skip to what people might actually be interested in: the pictures. The Party: Lizzie’s Ice Cream Social This would not have happened as seamlessly or cookie prettily without my mother-in-law, Phyllis!     Her actual birthday   Nothing beats a straight from the bath baby sporting her new […]

Lizzie’s {Almost} Two!

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If you ask Lizzie how old she is, she will cheerfully tell you with all 5 fingers up no less, “Almost 2!” or “1, 2!”  It is precious.  While on the topic of precious and all things precious, let’s discuss Lizzie some more. Lizzie is by far our naughtiest child, as well as most full […]

Saturday was gorgeous…real falls are so incredible, but now that I’ve raked my way through one, I equate trees with lots and lots and lots of leaves.  Love-hate relationship for sure.  But it’s amazing nonetheless.  The kids loved helping me rake then undo most of the work by re-working the piles to make little forts […]

Pumpkin Patch with the Fiesta Trio

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I told you I’d blog again.  See.  Yay me.  :)  I honestly couldn’t help it- such a glorious, last-minute outing.  I got a Facebook message from another gal who adjuncts at Moody to come out to the patch and then have chili at their place.  This is their place’s view:   We were all in. […]

Menu Plan Monday {yes, you read that right}

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So, the deal is that I have been taking pics on my phone and not really with my nice camera, which means that I haven’t been posting.  Yikes- that’s a first for me in 7 years.  Sad.  All 5 of us got versions of a stomach virus last week, and it now appears that Lizzie […]

1st Days of Kindergarten & 2nd Grade

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Luke and Rebekah had great first days of school!  They love their teachers and have great, quality friends Josh and I are particularly happy about. Luke will be in all-day kindergarten {the only “option” now}, but this week he just goes half-days.  I was able to have a parent-teacher conference with his teacher {why they’re […]