The Beginning of the Wait

The Beginning of the Wait

I wrote this and I wasn’t sure I’d share it but here it goes anyway. It feels like my entire world is revolving around this adoption. At the same time our normal, busy, average daily stuff is moving right along as always.  I teach the five year old (and four…

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Birthdays When You’re Far Away

I grew up with every birthday being the perfect opportunity for a family get together. At least a dozen people, if not more, getting together multiple times a year for cake and ice cream. Everyone loves to be together and it’s glorious. Family at its best. How I miss it!…

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$100 For Groceries

Lately I have been working on cutting down our grocery budget while eating healthier and making more at home at the same time. There are lots of ways to do this. Shopping sales, meal-planning, and couponing. Meal-planning is my big hurdle. I’m learning as I go. For our family of…

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Down and Back

Well, I’ve been MIA here on the actual blog lately though you’ve probably seen my posts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (Hint, hint: click and follow if you aren’t yet!) My computer kerplunked on me. Poor thing is worn out. I’m hard on computers. What can I say? (Hoping to…

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This Life by Shutterfly

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Have you ever used Shutterfly ? I have. I’m a fan! It’s a great, low-priced photo printing service ideal for family snapshots and scrapbook photos. I’ve ordered several batches of prints as well as a photo book from them. They always have coupon codes and sales too! Well, they have…

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Veggie Tales Review & Giveaway!

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I don’t know many people that don’t know and love Veggie Tales! They have consistently come up with smart, funny, moral stories for everyone to enjoy. I was just 3 years old myself when the first Veggie Tales movie was released in 1993. 21 years later I’m still watching some…

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You know you’ve seen Frozen . . .

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I don’t know many people who haven’t seen the amazingly awesome and deliciously quotable Frozen movie. There are some telltale signs that you’ve actually seen it way, way, way too many times. Please comment and share your experiences too. We can come together in support for one another. Brace yourself…

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Homemade Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken

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I actually managed to try a new recipe tonight. It’s a hit! We looove our chinese-american food up in this place. Terrible first-world-problem: my husband worked for PF Chang’s when were first married. That’s right. Discounts. I was pregnant too so you can imagine the sick amounts of sesame chicken,…

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How was your February 14?!

    We had a content, calm day at home. It was peaceful and sweet. We made lots of cute crafts and I made a blue-ribbon winning recipe of brownies. The girls . . .     Just kidding. My kids HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS. Oh wow. I had so much cheesy…

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