June 2012

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Technically I’m actually 24 weeks and 5 days but I prefer to round up these days! Not a whole lot to report this week.  We had a check-up on Monday and all is well.  No worries about blood pressure or water retention, yet.  I am feeling really good right now aside from the pain in

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I have been thinking lately of some of the little helpful tips that save me time and sanity in the kitchen.  I want to share them in case they will come in handy for some of my readers as well. 1.  Stop water from boiling over:  When boiling noodles, potatoes or whatever, place a wooden

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It had been way too long since we had taken the kids out on a date.  After hearing a speaker(who had 6 kids and made time to spend with each of them on a regular basis!) last weekend talking about the importance of one-on-one time with our kids and how powerful and memorable those times

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Toby recently celebrated his 8th birthday.  8!!  Eight!?!?!  8.  Holy smokes, I cannot believe how time has flown! He woke that day to find his bedroom door decorated and signs around the house wishing him a happy birthday.  A big thanks to my dear husband for coming through and helping with that because I was

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After my recent camera mishap I was on the hunt for a replacement.  I just have to say that I am thrilled with my new toy!  It’s a Canon again since I have loved my others.  This one is a PowerShot ELPH 520 HS in red.  Not only is it fun in a bright red

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I don’t know about you, but when summer hits around here sometimes it feels like it becomes a free-for-all.  Which is fine, for a while.  But then kids start arguing, mom gets grumpy and we all start looking forward to fall and getting back to a “normal” schedule.  I have noticed that the longer span

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I cracked up recently when a friend asked me, in a concerned tone, what I was doing up at 5:30a.m. posting on my blog.  HA!  While I do see 5:30am quite often these days, it’s usually just because nature called, again.  Then I’m crashed out again for as long as possible. Here’s the deal:  I

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Two Rhode Island Reds, both laying almost daily, but two very different eggs.  One is is always darker and bigger than the other. Even on the inside they look different.  There are 2 of each in this bowl.  The 2 darker eggs have darker yolks.  Interesting.

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Catching toads.  Then holding them hostage  taking care of them for a couple of days, trying to make them eat, giving them baths, until Mom finally says, “He’s had enough, time to set him free!” Basketball.  One on one while the younger two kids make goodies to sell at the “concession stand.” Fairy houses.  Fairy village

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This girl is so determined.  When she puts her mind to something she does it.  She decided she was ready to ride her bike without training wheels and taught herself to do it.  She didn’t want any help holding her up or anything.  She just pushed herself along with her feet until she figured out