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October 2012

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The Truck #notaford #needaford

On the days that I work, Brent and I switch vehicles so that he can take the kids to and from school. Yesterday was one such day, and let me tell you. It was the last. Here’s the story: This 1990 beauty was my father in law’s, and when he passed away 3 1/2 years ago, Brent snagged it. Honestly, it’s been a real blessing and even though it’s old and has issues, with Brent’s job just a few minutes…

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A Craft With My Kiddos #makingmemories

I really love finding crafts the kids can do. It helps keep the tv off and gives them the opportunity to really tap into their creativity and try something new. As an added bonus, some even involve little science lessons which can also be fun. I had some of these plastic bears leftover from nearly 15 years ago {sometimes keeping things comes in handy lol} and was so excited when we came across them. I got Jonah settled in at…

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Just My Size {Wordless Wednesday}

*Mom,  can you PLEASE get these for me? They are just my size*                                                                                       Jonah, Age 5   He didn’t get them. 🙁 #blamehisdad In truth, Brent was right – they are something that would have ended up broken within a few days. That being said, we all know if Brent hadn’t been with us I’d have totally caved. He was just SO cute in them!…

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Elephoto {One More Goal Accomplished!}

It’s been TWO and a half years since our fabulous Disneyland trip {I should really blog about that} and there is something I’ve been dying to do since then. We went with some friends of ours from California, whom we’d never met. Yep. I met my friend Lindsey {Evie’s mom} online and over the years we’ve become incredibly close. Like sisters, if you will. And this trip, although gutsy, just seemed like the perfect opportunity to meet. Drive to their…

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Send Your Holiday Greeting With Tiny Prints!

I am not good at sending out Christmas letters. I’m just not. I love the idea of it, and love receiving them from friends and family. And every year I plan to….and every year Christmas sneaks up on me….and then I plan to send out New Year’s cards/letters instead – and before I know it, it’s summer and halfway to next Christmas already. But all that changed last year, when I was given the awesome opportunity to review Christmas Cards…

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Bake Sale! #bakingmybuttoff

Part of my *busy September* involved a bake sale at work to help a friend and co-worker who is ill. I was so excited to contribute and couldn’t pick just one thing….so I did three! 🙂 First up: Carmel Popcorn {THE BEST!} 2 1/4 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 can eagle brand milk {the secret} 1 cup corn syrup 4-5 batches of popcorn Cook first 4 ingredients to almost soft ball stage then add 1/2-1 tsp vanilla and…

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Fresh vs. Seasoned #stonetemplepilots

When I surprised Brent with tickets to the Calgary Stone Temple Pilots concert, I initially anticipated he would just take a friend. I mean,  I suppose he did – but I wasn’t exactly who I initially had in mind. It was, of course, exciting for me, but it also made me nervous. Sometimes I feel like I’m so out of the *cool concert phase* which made me a little apprehensive as far as not sticking out like a sore thumb…

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Handwriting – A Lost Art? {I Sure Hope Not}

With the increase in technology, there has been lots of discussion regarding the things our kids are and aren’t learning in school. I remember being SO excited in grade 4 to start the handwriting unit and loved the pretty writing I was able to create. I also loved feeling like I was that much closer to being like the grown ups – it seemed like they were always handwriting. In addition {and clearly the most important} it sure came in…

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I Dropped The Ball {And I’m Proud Of It}

Jonah is absolutely SMITTEN with Kindergarten. He loves everything about it and comes home each school day exclaiming that it was SUPER fun! One of his favorite things so far has been his *special day* – a day close to his birthday where he gets to be the leader and helper all day, plus got to have his mommy there {yipee}, and bring a special treat to share with his class {I made cake pops – his request}. A couple…

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A Date With My Boy {Eep…my FIVE year old!} #makingmemories

September was a bit of a crazy month, as you may remember. And between school starting, watching other kids, the regular busy-ness, and starting work I know Jonah has been starting to feel a little bit *tossed around*. From one place to the next, without much down time…so when I finally had a day off without ANYTHING else going on, I set a date for him and I. He was pretty excited for a jelly filled doughnut so off to…

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