2008

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Getting organized....still

We seem to have a new little ballerina in our midst recently! She has a new favorite book that is an Angelina Ballerina book called A Day at Miss Lilly’s and not only do we read it several times a day but I am then asked to “teach me mommy” as well. She says, “someday,

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Getting there...

After actually getting some things done and having some great family time this weekend I am feeling much better about Christmas being just around the corner. We made these super easy and good old-fashioned cinnamon/applesauce ornaments that smell awesome! I thought we’d use them to put on a few gifts but the kids loved them

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Santa has come unglued

When I found these cute little glass jars of fruit at Target a couple of weeks ago I just knew I’d find something to reuse them for! Both kids love to check out the snowglobes when we visit Mark at work so I mentioned to Toby that we should make our own and he thought

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More randomness

Yesterday Toby asked to go outside to play in the snow but by the time he actually wanted to I was already starting to think about making dinner, so there just wasn’t that much time for suiting up AND actually playing before dark. So, we resorted to an old favorite and used up the rest

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sorting out laundry you find random things in the pockets of your own jeans……a Starburst, a dirty kleenex, a raisin, a penny, a crumbled up sticky note, an unidentified piece of metal, a rubber band, a tube of super glue, a mini santa ornament…..same day, 3 pairs of jeans. Thankfully that was before they were

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4.5

As of yesterday, Toby is officially 4 1/2 years old. He had no idea until he had to bring treats, got to wear a special crown and they sang to him at preschool, now he thinks it’s pretty cool! I personally can’t believe what a difference a year has made. Of course I know I

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What we've been up to

I’ve been falling prey to finding way too many ideas and spending too much time looking for things to do and not actually having enough time to DO the things I would like to do/make. This is why I am kicking myself for not being more on top of things and more prepared for Christmas

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It's not my day, tomorrow is my day!

The battles have been raging lately over who gets to brush their teeth first, who gets to sit in front in the bath tub, who gets to turn off the tv, who gets to pick the snacks, who gets to open the refrigerator, you name it. Having just about had it with the constant bickering

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With the kids growing so quickly, I rarely wish time away but I have to say, I am glad this weekend is over! I am also very glad and even more thankful that I do not work outside the home on a regular basis. Of course the kids had a wonderful time spending the night

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This recipe may be one of the reasons Mark loves me and I have to give credit to my sister Sheri for it. I could never find a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe that didn’t make flat cookies or ones that just never looked like the should. Until this one, the secret is in