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Month: June 2016

Lord, Make Us Pink Sparkly Chickens

Lord, Make Us Pink Sparkly Chickens

Last spring as I looked for things to fill my kids Easter baskets I found some plastic chickens in the dollar section. They were fun to squish around in your hands and when you hit a certain spot they would light up. I bought  pink, green and blue chickens … one for each of my children. Easter came and went and one day I realized those chickens were still in my desk drawer. I had forgotten to include them in…

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Welcome to the Carnival!

Welcome to the Carnival!

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two years since we dropped our oldest daughter Caroline off for her freshman year in college. Preparing for her departure was a mixture of excitement and emotions. Early in that week Savannah (who was headed to eighth grade) asked if she could have a “back to school” swim party that Friday night at our house for her friends. I told her that I absolutely could not think about a party that week. I explained that…

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Summertime and the
livin’ is easy …

Summertime and the
livin’ is easy …

I love summer. Like REALLY love it. I’m a stay up late and sleep in kind of person so the school year messes up my sleep cycle. School ended for Jacob last Thursday at 12:30 and by 4:30 he was playing his first summer league basketball game. We’ve been reading and walking (gotta get those steps in) and, believe it or not, I’ve been cooking. I know, SHOCKER. The most shocking thing is that so far it’s been good and…

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Laughing in the Rain

Laughing in the Rain

Brittany has a Fitbit and is SO into “getting her steps”. Every time I ask if she wants to go with me to walk the dog she immediately volunteers so she can get her steps in. Yesterday I even asked if she wanted to go to the grocery store and got the same response. Want to know something crazy? We walked 1.6 miles in the grocery store! I had no idea grocery shopping was such good exercise! It probably wouldn’t have…

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I have a Chewbacca T-shirt

I have a Chewbacca T-shirt

Everyone on the globe has by now seen Candace Payne’s hilarious Chewbacca video.  I mean it’s like beyond viral.  And I’m so happy for her because my goodness she was just sharing her good time with the whole world.  And what is not to love about seeing a mom laugh hysterically who is wearing a Chewbacca mask while sitting in her car ALONE. So many people have sent me the video and said she and I should go on the road…

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