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Month: July 2009

Back to Back Bashes

Back to Back Bashes

I mentioned last week that Jacob and I share back to back birthdays. And we celebrated our birthdays with some fun times. We all went to Los Cucos for my birthday to enjoy some Mexican fare. They did NOT succeed in putting whipped cream on my nose (to the great disappointment of my children). Just a note of warning … you may not want to eat near our family. These children start out looking all sweet, like this… And in…

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The Three P’s

The Three P’s

1. Pedicure yesterday….it was long overdue and highly anticipated. I even had a gift certificate which made it that much better. 2. People magazine…which I greatly enjoyed while having that pedicure. 3. Peppermint Patties…inside of brownies!!!! CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE? The happiness, the joy, the pleasure?!? So I’m having my pedicure, reading my People, when I come across this recipe in an advertisement for a Martha Stewart cookbook. I’m not planning on buying the cookbook, but I cannot wait to…

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No “buts” about it…

No “buts” about it…

I have spent a lot of time studying communication and it won’t be much longer until a new fall semester of teaching communication skills will begin again for me. I’ve read a lot of textbooks that taught a lot of communication principles and theories. But there is one thing that a professor in graduate school taught me that I have never, ever forgotten. I think it’s kind of a gem, if you will, in the communication world. She said this….”anytime…

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If that doesn’t make you want to come home

If that doesn’t make you want to come home

When the kids were little I taught them to cheer when Bill came home from work. We really were glad he was back and I wanted him to look forward to coming home. They didn’t really need much coaxing to cheer…especially Jacob and Savannah. It just comes naturally to them. In fact, most days I have to tell Jacob to stop cheering. Yesterday Savannah took the whole “welcome home” thing up another level. She made Bill a “Welcome Back Home…

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I have lots of pictures of elephants…

I have lots of pictures of elephants…

Bill asked me last week what I wanted to do for my birthday and I told him I wanted to go to the circus. He asked me again because he thought he misunderstood me. But I really did want to go to the circus. I’ve been two other times in my life. Once with my dad and once with the girls about a week before Jacob was born. Savannah was only two at the time and didn’t remember going. So…

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Back to Back Birthdays

Back to Back Birthdays

Six years ago today, a doctor announced…”IT’S A BOY!” and our lives have never been the same. Your dad and I had a son and your sisters had a little brother. And all of us are crazy about you. You are the icing on the cake of our family. You are the exclamation point at the end of our sentence. You are the answer to our prayers and a dream come true. Our birthdays may sit side by side on…

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JULY 23, 2009 In recognition of this special day today, I have taken the opportunity to guest blog, (ok, I really hijacked it), and wish my lovely wife a truly Happy Birthday! Not everyone knew her when, so I thought we would all appreciate a few of the images of Darla’s early days…. Fashion queen she was….. Domestic maven…. Girl of my dreams… A true gift from God, she blesses my life daily Happy Birthday from us all!I love you,…

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The long and short of it

The long and short of it

Several years ago Savannah got a doll for Christmas which was also named Savannah. The name was right there on the box. It was part of Target’s line of knock off American Doll girls. The doll immediately became “Savannahdoll” to Savannah, and she has always pronounced it as all one word.A few years ago, Savannahdoll had an unfortunate hair experience when Savannah (the girl) sprayed, what she thought was water, into her hair. Turns out it was actually cleaning spray…

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Take me out to the ball game…

Take me out to the ball game…

(all together now) Take me out with the crowd (please dad!). Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks (or at least a hot dog)… We don’t care if we ever go back! Cause it’s root, root, root for the home team … (and try to catch a ball too!) Really, really try…. If they don’t win it’s a shame (they did, 11-6!)! For it’s one … (dad) TWO! (friends) THREE STRIKES, YOU’RE OUT! At the old ball game!!!! SHARE

Let’s all do the blog hop – Oreo Balls!

Let’s all do the blog hop – Oreo Balls!

I mentioned yesterday that Jacob did some housecleaning last week. He is a great helper and loves to dust. This time he wanted to use one of my “power tools” so I let him vacuum the girls rooms before they came home. I also mentioned we went to the Children’s Museum where they had this pretend Italian style brick pizza oven so of course I wanted him to try that out! We stopped outside the museum for dessert …cause nothing…

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