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We are experiencing a HEAT WAVE, yes in big letters, this week here in the midwest.  Being 6 months pregnant and having 2 very outdoorsy type of kids we have been doing our best to beat the heat and stay busy inside as much as possible. We’ve been cleaning, organizing, rearranging and admiring Lilly’s love

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What a weekend!  We had so much fun and got so many things accomplished but I am really bummed to not have my camera to save the memories!  I did order a new one that will hopefully arrive this week but it can’t get here soon enough. Here are some pictureless highlights from our last

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Someday Toby may not be happy with me sharing this picture but I just can’t resist.  Lilly loves to have her hair combed after she gets out of the shower.  Toby just happens to enjoy doing that for her.  This is one of the very few times that she sits still and it is so

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The past month has flown by with all that we have been up to.  I have been busy with my job at church and will continue to be through the rest of May when I will then be resigning from the position.  With the baby coming in the fall I want to be able to

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    Toby lost his third tooth Wednesday night.  The first two on the bottom that came out had to be pulled by the dentist because they would not loosen enough for us to get them out and the adult teeth were coming in really quickly behind them.  Thankfully this one was able to be

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The kids picked their own costumes this year for Halloween and they were so cute!  Toby was determined to be a ghost and the ease of that costume was very nice.  A $5 sheet from Wal-mart did the trick.  Lilly’s lion costume came from a garage sale and I paid $2 for it!  I usually

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I imagine there are several of you who can relate to the question I get asked several times each and every day, “Can I have a piece of candy?”  I get so tired of hearing that question.  We have a rule of no more than one piece per day but even then, they ask and

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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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While camping last weekend we celebrated my mom’s 75th birthday with a surprise party.  We were able to get a couple of good shots of all of 8 of us kids with Mom and Dad too.  This one was taken just before my darling husband convinced a couple of my nephews to run into the

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We tackled the fair last Monday…..all day.  The kids did great and it was good fun.  We ate, a lot.  But, we also walked a lot so it all balanced out.  Toby decided he wanted to try the sky ride all.by.himself.  I nearly hyperventilated sitting behind him, helpless.  He did awesome.  I knew he would,