2008

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Happy New Year!

Whew. Still in a bit of a whirlwind here. Having lots of fun but still cleaning and organizing like crazy. I’m working on our 2009 family organizer, our 2009 craft/school plans, cleaning and clearing our bedroom and making room for a new bedroom set that is yet to come. The mound of clothes and misc.

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Decompressing

Since Christmas day I seem to have to look at the calendar every day just to remember exactly what day it is….a couple of times each day. I’m not sure why this happens every year. It may have something to do with the fact that Mark leaves for work every day of the week from

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The clean up....

Yesterday went just about as great as we could have hoped. Although it would have been nice to see my family too, it was nice to just stay close to home and not worry about what time we had to leave each place in order to get to the next one on time. I an

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When the kids wake from their naps we will be heading to my parents’ house for our tradition of seeing how many people we can cram into their house at one time, snacking until we feel sick, carrying on numerous conversations at one time, having Santa make a “surprise” visit, opening some gifts, more snacking,

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Tiny Christmas Trees and Roly-Poly Santas: I would suggest making a double batch to begin with if you are planning to make both the trees and the Santas or a single batch will only make a few of each, depending on their size(ours were a little big).1 cup margarine or butter(softened, not melted)2/3 cup sugar1/4

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More baking & memory making

This afternoon we invited one of my sisters and her 3 kids over to bake cookies with us. These are cookies we will make as much as possible from now on….easy, delicious, very kid-friendly and adaptable to any holiday or occasion. I love old Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks! First Lilly had to pose in

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Last night we hosted our third annual Birthday Party for Jesus with my cousin and her family. Five kids under 6 and what a wonderful time! We used to exchange gifts but as our babies grew we both wanted to instill the true meaning of Christmas in them so we started a new tradition. This

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Picture Post....This and That

This is what we are up to these days while preparing for Christmas. Mark and I giggled a night away crafting some paper mache gifts. Neither of us had ever done paper mache and it was quite a hilarious experience, it’s how we bond! (Be sure to check out the mach speed brush work caught

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Sugar Overload!

We had a full house and a busy morning today! We invited my sister-in-law and her 4 boys over since her older 2 had a snow day, to build gingerbread(graham cracker actually) houses and ice cream cone trees. It was so much fun, for all ages as you can see! So much so that I

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Little Miss Sensitive

This morning Lilly and I spent nearly 2 hours having her eyes examined. I have noticed that she is very sensitive to light for a while now to the point that she wants to turn off lights and her eyes water when she watches Sesame Street or when she goes outside on a bright day.