A warmish snow day

March 1, 2011

Yesterday after school we all went outside and played in the snow for a little bit. It was beautifully sunny and pretty warmish, and the snow that had been super deep from a big storm over the weekend was beginning to turn into a wet slush. So Brandon and Annie thought they’d build their last […]

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Bed in a box?

February 28, 2011

This is how Brandon slept last night: We got a new TV. It came in a big box that immediately became the kids’ new favorite toy. And apparently, if you throw in a load of blankets and random pillows, it becomes a comfortable new bed. I especially like the little step stool to make climbing […]

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Disneyworld Part 1: Disney Hollywood Studios

February 25, 2011

I’m excited to blog about our great trip to Florida this month! And frankly I’m a bit in shock that I’ve actually started the process. I’ll be breaking up the trip into a series of posts, just so I don’t have 1000 pictures in one gigantor post. Also I won’t be blogging a day-by-day report, […]

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Online Auction to Help w/ Adoption

February 24, 2011

Remember when I told you about my amazing friends who are trying to adopt a little girl with Down Syndrome named Kareen from an orphanage in Eastern Europe? Well, here is another opportunity to help raise funds so they can bring Kareen home! Bring Kareen Home is an online auction with a wide variety of […]

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February 23, 2011

Sorry about the teaser. Forgive me? Before I post all about our fun vacation I wanted to write about the difficult phone call we received while in Florida. It was late Thursday night, February 10. We had finished our time in Orlando and Disneyworld and had arrived to stay in Vero Beach with Jaden’s aunt […]

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And….we’re back!

February 19, 2011

Our little family took a much anticipated trip to Disneyworld for about 9 days, and we got back a week ago….and I am still recovering! This is a teaser post–I am planning on blogging about our trip soon, before I forget what happened.  Meanwhile I am trying to weed through the nearly 800 pictures I […]

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Guest posting at Is This Really My Life

January 28, 2011

Hi! Today I’m guest posting over at my sweet friend Emily’s blog {Is This Really My Life?} with a yummy Slow Cooker Anyday recipe: Lemon Herb Chicken. Her blog is a riot, she is a great writer and always has delish recipes and stories. Emily is basically awesome, and I’m so glad to know her! […]

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iPad Giveaway for Kareen

January 27, 2011

Our amazing friends are in the process of trying to adopt this darling little girl named Kareen. Kris and Kecia and their sweet family are having a fundraiser to help with the costs of this adoption and I wanted to help spread the word!! Please help if you are able! You can read more about […]

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2010 Crafty Projects Roundup

January 21, 2011

I thought I’d do a “roundup” of my crafty projects I created and posted last year—putting them in one spot so they are easy to find. I’ll link to the original posts as well. Rose Heart Shadow Box iPhone Valentines + Fancy Nancy Valentines “All I Need to Know I Learned in Primary” free poster […]

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Annie’s Nutcracker Weekend

December 7, 2010

Last weekend Annie’s dance studio put on their annual Children’s Nutcracker performance. It’s a crazy whirlwind of rehearsals and several performances but in the end Annie and her friends had a blast together and did a fabulous job–it was worth it. While I loved Annie as a Peppermint Stick last year, she had lots of […]

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