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It's official!

Since her party last weekend, every single morning she has come into our room and asked, “Is I free(three) yet, Mommy?” Finally, on Saturday I got to say, “YES!” I still can’t quite believe it myself, but it really has been 3 whole years already. Though she certainly is our strong-willed, independant and out-spoken child,

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The fun never ends....

We had a wonderful weekend camping with my side of the family but before we left we had some butterflies to set free. Three out of the five were set free but we decided to go ahead and keep two for the duration of their life. One never has been able to flatten his wings

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"God put it there for me!"

After several unsuccessful attempts, T recently caught a butterfly! I watched it happen and was quite surprised by it all as he was hardly quiet in sneaking up on it, not to mention he used a net with a 4 inch handle that is actually more for scooping things out of water. When the excitement

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Five years!

My son. My first born. How have five years flown by already? I keep thinking that if I just slow down more and savor every single moment with you they will not go by so quickly. There are times that I wish I could just make time stand still for a while so that you

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The Life For Me

With spring in the air, finally, we have just not been spending a whole lot of time indoors so my camera has been full of pictures of even more birds and the many flowers that are now in bloom as the earth comes back to life. I was thinking today about when and what I

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Homemade Potato Gnocchi

I am finally getting around to posting this very frugal recipe, as promised to at least 2 people now! Thanks for your patience! It’s an old family recipe that has been passed down from my maternal grandmothers and I have fond memories of helping my mom, to this day actually, make this. My job was

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Spring = Allergies

It’s coming upon a year since our season of this….. The picture actually doesn’t look 1/2 as bad as he did in person. The lining of his eyeball was actually swollen and puffed out. It was horrible to see him suffer like that. Testing showed he has serious reactions to mold, cats, certain trees(when they

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Personal Growth

So, this time it really is closing in on a week since my last post. I would apologize but I’m really not sure that anyone cares. That’s the hard part about blogging, it’s pretty one-sided. I type away and pour out my deep dark secrets(ok not really) and never have any idea if anyone even

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Sisterhood Award

I was surprised to receive another blog award from my very sweet sister-in-law, Sara, who can be found blogging at One Mom, Five Boys and on her new blog Learning the Frugal Life. Since my purpose in blogging is really just to have a place to ramble, to keep family and friends “in the know”

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Peace within

When I sat down today with this post in mind I found a comment waiting for me that just so happened to be related exactly to what I am about to write about. I know I say this all the time, but things just always seem to relate like that. Coincidence? ~~~ So, in response