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Happy Days

When life is chaotic and uncertain, it’s important to be thankful for the beautiful things (or people) we’re surrounded by. They are easy to overlook, especially in difficult times. 

Deer in our backyard!

Turning boxes into forts 🙂

Peanut butter and jelly – yummy and fun!

Sister time, just missing one 💕

What do I say? I appreciate his love for bugs that I’ll never have!

And that love he’s passed on to his brothers…

Thank God for family 💜

Nap time with Grandpa.

Eager helpers 👍


Pre Christmas Fun

The weather has been GREAT! I hate the cold, so a December full of 70 degree weather is a good month 🙂

My six year old was bummed when he couldn’t go swimming.  He simply didn’t believe that it would be an unpleasant and  cold experience. Although, later in the day, I did allow him to get in the pool – you know, to prove my point; )  He wasn’t in very long before realizing that while the air was warm, the water was not.

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We had a contest to see who could best pull off a brown wig.  Some members don’t want to be pictured, so here’s a few of us:

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Baby took her first bites of food from her dear grandfather ♡♡♡

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And finally, my sister dug up an old picture of my now eight year old daughter in her Christmas dress many years ago. She had a runny nose that winter, and the camera caught her in mid wipe at just the right moment….

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Birthdays, Friends and Dogs

This week, my oldest daughter turned 8 and my baby turned 6 months. Where does time go?!

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My oldest daughter’s birthday began a few days earlier with old friends celebrating at Dave & Busters, and a furry owl present.

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Her birthday morning was complete with many phone calls from relatives and a lovely gift from her cousin.

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Later we went to the park, where another homeschooling group was meeting for their weekly park day. She made some new friends, which is always the best present!

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In the evening, another family came over to share in the cake and song celebration. They brought Twister, which has kept the oldest kids entertained ever since.

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I made the most fabulous gluten free, flower power cake ever, and it was delicious!

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And yesterday we drove a few hours to meet friends we miss dearly from our old hometown. We spent a wonderful day at the zoo with them ♡♡♡

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Little Baby is now a Crawling Baby! And she’s quite pleased with herself.

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She now crawls up to our sweet dog, who is never missing attention and affection from the kids.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Little Linus

Some babies carry around blankies – I’ve had three who did.

But I guess other babies, like my nearly two year old, prefer their pillow.

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It seems to come in handy for little naps here and there!

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Pink Nails and Pirate Masks

What are little boys made of? Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails.

David pirate eye

And what are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice.

Alexandra and Yana

I had the pleasure of having my sister and her three kids visit for a few days this week.  They live on the other side of the world, so it’s always very special to see them.  The girls had fun playing dress ups and spraying “fairy dust” (perfumed body glitter) all about the house.  Meanwhile, the boys drove trucks around, built with their Legos and drew dinosaurs.  As for me?  I had fun painting all the girls’ nails 🙂

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The Many Faces of Love

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing the love!

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