Category Archives: Holidays

Hiking with the boys

The boys and I made plans to go on a hike during spring break. We were all chatting about it one day in the car when the older two expressed concern that Beck would “wimp out”. Beck insisted this wouldn’t be the case so I said, “Listen guys, let’s just give him a shot and […]

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Birthday Traditions

My baby turned six yesterday. He lost his first tooth just in time for the big day. How does it go so quickly? We did our usual birthday traditions around here which include: Waking up to the birthday banner hung in your honor. Choosing the menu for dinner. After dinner, we go around the table […]

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Ringing in the new year

On New Years Eve, we had a few friends over to play some games and ring in the new year. We bought a new game which was actually a bomb, but there were some funny moments. Like this one where Kelly D. and Matt had to be conjoined twins for a time. Matt and Jenny […]

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out with the old

I can’t sleep these days. And, I have discovered that when I am awake in the wee hours thinking about things, I am more irrational than normal. Which is saying something. One small little worry can burrow a hole into my brain and make me think that my life as I know it is going […]

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Christmas

It was a lovely, relaxing day filled with family and smiles and love and gifts. Beck got a new bike and a pirate telescope. Tate got a remote control helicopter and some Legos. The Fish got an electric scooter. We got to watch them smile and squeal with excitement. It was great. Hope your Christmas […]

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Me and my drum.

Today, I cried when I heard The Little Drummer Boy. I was driving down the freeway, with two loud, silly boys in the back seat. I turned the radio on the Christmas music station and drove along pondering the current state of my life. I am not in balance right now. The other day Kelly […]

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I never said I could paint.

I painted my Santa gourd! I finally finished it on Sunday and hung him up today. So here’s the thing. Faces are pretty hard to paint, as it turns out. Eyes especially. After a few attempts at eyes, I finally just decided that my Santa was smiling so much that his eyes are squinting shut. […]

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Three paragraphs about today.

Tonight I was having one of those nights when I look in the mirror and think…yuck. Kelly was in the room so I decided to pull him into my examination of my body and I said, “Look at this. And, look at this. And this. Who do I think I am going out into the […]

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It’s November 5th.

That means that I have been married for 17 years as of this day. I remember once a lifetime ago working at a photography studio and talking to one of the other staff photogs on her anniversary. “Twelve years,” she said. I actually remember thinking, Wow. She’s like a real adult. She has a house […]

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Spook Alley 2011

For those of you who missed it: We had so much fun with our little homespun spook alley this year. New features too! A coffin, and my awesome parents made a fabulous addition as a doctor and patient. I really love Halloween and despite the amount of work that it takes to do the spook […]

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a tribute

Yesterday was Kelly D.’s birthday and it came and went without a post to pay tribute to the best husband a girl could ask for. I am just noticing that I am seriously lacking recent photos of him so for now I will just have to make a picture with words. Every day when Kelly […]

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4th of July

Independence Day was a low-key affair. We spent the morning in our pajamas. That’s right, no parade. We go to one parade a year around here and we prefer the Pioneer Days parade. Parades are hot, and crowded aren’t they? Am I sounding like a 4th of July scrooge? Well, it must be true. After […]

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Father’s Day and a good recipe

Father’s Day here included a breakfast fit for a king, visits to our wonderful father’s and dinner at my parents house, with my brother Chad and Melanie and their two cute little girls. There was dinner There were games There was a super cute baby girl There was even potty training! Marley is so cute. […]

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3 BBQ’s in 3 days

We are going to three different get togethers this weekend and each one is going to be a BBQ. I am taking a salad to each one, so I thought it would be the perfect time to find some new recipes and post them. Tonight, we went to Kelly’s brother Chris’ birthday party. They live […]

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birthday post (aka: I’m old and I need cheering)

For some reason, the boys wanted to watch The Lord Of The Rings. I decided to let them, except for Beck, and so we began on Saturday night. They wanted me to join them, and I really wish I knew what sort of time investment I was in for with these because I might not […]

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