October 2011

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We have been having a great time this fall, enjoying the extra nice days that we have been blessed with so far into October. Here’s a quick picture update: We spent an evening last week with several other families from our parish at our local cathedral. We celebrated mass with the Bishop and then had

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I just wanted to apologize for the crazy posts lately.  I thought I had pulled today’s post but realized it posted after several people emailed me.  I use Windows Live Writer to write my posts usually because it is super easy to edit my pictures in the posts.  But, for some reason all of the

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I fell into a great deal at Staples last week and saw that it is still in the ad for this week.  If you are a a Staples Rewards card holder you get many perks as it is when you shop there or return your used ink cartridges.  Right now though you can purchase up

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Tonight we are expecting the first hard frost to hit our area.  I guess that means my gardening fun has come to an end for this year.  This past weekend we spent some time outside cleaning up the garden and making mental notes of things that need done before the snow flies.  We picked the

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We have become great friends with our newest neighbors over the course of the last year.  They are a great little family that we have a lot in common with.  The husband/dad was born and raised in Australia so it has been really fun getting to know them and learn so many new things from

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Last weekend we threw together a long weekend trip up to the Twin Cities for some fun and shopping.  Since we didn’t take a vacation this year we have just been doing some fun things a little closer to home.  The weekend was packed with many fun little excursions and of course plenty of swimming

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We have tried our share of chore chart systems over the past few years and they all seemed to be lacking some little thing that made us eventually tire of using them.  Now that the kids are a bit older(5 and 7) and are ready to start earning an allowance for their work, I think