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    One thing that drives my husband crazy about me is my lack of goal-setting, vision-casting and forward-thinking. I am a very much an in the present and maybe a little bit of planning for the next day kind of girl. Part of me doesn’t want… Continue Reading…resolutions

    merry christmas

      So here we are : just one week until Christmas. It seems like the lead up takes forever, and then suddenly it is upon us. My babes are nearly out of school and we are looking forward to a nice Christmas vacation spent with family,… Continue Reading…merry christmas

      advent calendars

        This is what I wanted to do for my kids for our advent calendar this year: I was going to make bags like I did for Audrey’s birthday favors using my chevron printable paper, then create cute number stickers and hang them as a banner… Continue Reading…advent calendars

        he calls me mom

          My oldest son is 7 1/2. He is in second grade, is into lego building, video game playing and bike riding. He loves to snack. He is terrified of germs. He {still} adores his tattered blankie.  He is really smart, creative, witty and has the… Continue Reading…he calls me mom

          q & a a day

            I bought myself a new book last week.  It is for sure a new favorite. The book is called Q & A a day and has a year’s worth of questions to answer for five consecutive years. I love the concept. As my real life… Continue Reading…q & a a day

            my best friend

              Let me introduce you to my best friend. Her name is K.C. {the initials of her real name, but she’s gone by k.c. for forever}.  She is really, really pretty, has amazing arms, brings out the wittiness in me, loves her three children more than… Continue Reading…my best friend

              let’s chat

                When I read a blog for an extended period of time, I start to feel like I know the writer. Oh, doesn’t Ashley Ann just come up with the best projects? That, Meg. She always makes me smile. I was reading Angie the other day… Continue Reading…let’s chat

                growing pains

                  We are entering a new phase of parenting. With it comes great joy as we watch our kids grow in to their own personalities, develop their individual talents, become independent and responsible.

                  But it also comes with new challenges, heartaches and fear.

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                  hold on to your fork

                    I heard a story this weekend and wanted to share. Perhaps you’ve heard it, or maybe it isn’t even true, but the meaning is sweet, nevertheless. You can read many different versions online, but this is my recap: A woman who was nearing death, requested… Continue Reading…hold on to your fork