Wonderful news!!

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I know. You’re disappointed. There was no Meal Plan Monday. I do have a good reason. Jude and I headed back up to Iowa City to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital for Jude’s 3 month recheck. We have been very consistent with his boots and bar, but nonetheless, there is always a tiny percent […]

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Sophie ~ the day after

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Sophie is one tough chick. She fell asleep on the way home from the dentist yesterday, content with the pages of stickers she was given as a ‘prize’ and her trusty pink pillow. Nary a peep out of her on the 1 1/2 hour drive home. Once we got home she was happy with her […]

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Take a moment to listen

I watched this over at Our Forever Family and it made me cry, too! A beautiful reminder to cherish the present with our precious children. One day they will be gone.

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Please pray for Sophie * UPDATE*

We’re home. She did great and we are so happy to be done! Actually, I’m happy she’s done, she’s just happy to be home watching a new Max and Ruby DVD Thank you SO much for your prayers!! Today is the big day. We had scheduled her fillings and crowns for December, but yesterday the […]

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Meal Plan Monday

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Okay, so it’s Tuesday… which means it’s time for Menu Plan Monday, right? So sorry, Kelley, I know this drives you nuts!! I was going to try to post it last night, just to calm your OCD streak, but I laid down to get Jude to sleep and never got back up Monday: Breakfast dinner […]

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Lookie what we got!

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A friend of mine is making this darling outfit as a fundraiser for her adoption. I saw a picture on her blog and just knew my girls would look darling in it… and boy, was I right! I LOVE it, it’s absolutely adorable. Fits Sophie perfectly, Desiree! The top can be worn by itself as […]

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When left to their own devices…

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I was trying to get some paperwork done the other day (I always have paperwork that needs to be done) the girls were quietly, well, at least happily, playing in their room. Then they started running out with additional dress up pieces they wanted my help in donning. Can you say, a little is good […]

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Score one for the children

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From Jenny Bowen at HTS: To all of our dear, dear friends of Half the Sky – YOU made it happen! This week in Beijing we got some wonderful news. Thanks to the concertedefforts of our most extraordinary HTS family, I am going to carry theOlympic Torch in Beijing!! http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/olympics/2007-11/02/content_6224493.htmhttp://pub1.chinadaily.com.cn/cdpdf/olym/http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/olympics/torch_page.html I do not yet know […]

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Happy Halloween!

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We had a great time! My sister and her family drove down from Atlanta to come trick or treat in our ‘hood. It IS a great area for heavy duty trick or treating… flat, homes close together and lots of families with small children (which means lots of candy for the taking!). This year there […]

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Meal Plan Monday

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Ta da! I have done it again! It really helps to organize my grocery shopping when I have already planned out my week of menus. And organized grocery shopping saves me big $ because I have a slight tendency to not only overbuy, but then have to go back for things I’ve forgotten A quick […]

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