2009

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Seeing the light?

Things have been far from normal around here. We have been dealing with a NASTY amount of sickness for the last week. Mark’s mom has been in and out of the hospital and very ill since Thanksgiving. She was back in and out the weekend before Christmas. Monday night Mark was working late and I

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The kids were just tucked in bed(for the first time tonight) and not five minutes later, T came running out of his room to announce, “There’s a HUGE buck outside my window!” By the time M and I, and of course L too by now, got in there we saw the tail end of it

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During our morning devotion today we were talking about gifts that we could give to Jesus for His birthday(it was actually yesterday’s video but we played catch-up today!). The video that prompted this gave us examples like saying prayers everyday and not fighting with your siblings. So, the kids went on and added more like

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Mommy Brag

Warning: This post is one of those annoying “Mommy Brags” that you may very well want to just skip right over. However, since I do have intentions of printing this blog eventually to have as a keepsake, so be it. ~~~~ This morning L asked T to read to her as she often does. She

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It never gets old!

It never fails to amaze me how a cheap bottle of shaving cream and some plastic animals, cars, or tractors can provide enough entertainment for me to accomplish something from start to finish in one sitting! It helps that we save this “indoor snow” activity for blustery winter days so the newness never wears out.

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Magazine Gift Bows

Although it’s a little early to be thinking of resolutions, I am on a mission to begin a new way of thinking. As I’m sure many of you stay-at-home moms out there can relate, there are many days when I go to bed and wonder what in the world I actually ACCOMPLISHED that day. Sure

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SNOW DAY!

It’s been a long time since the midwest has been hit this hard but it started out innocent enough. Monday the kids had a great time sledding on the back hill, sliding on the playground and making snow angels…all while I watched from the warm, cozy house and stepped out occasionally to snap some pictures.

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St. Nicholas

Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas and the kids were surprised with a little chocolate treat in their stockings this morning. I couldn’t resist this idea from Catholic Cuisine and knew they would love them too, they did! There are some fun ideas and information at the St. Nicholas Center too that we

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Preparation and Tradition

Last weekend we cleaned and decorated for Christmas and in keeping with many of our usual traditions we are also starting a few new ones this year. We always decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving with background music and all. M received ornaments each year while growing up and when I came into the family I

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Numbers

This is what he does sometimes, when left to his own devices…..just for fun. 1-110 in case you were wondering. Did I mention he’s a numbers kid?