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November 2012

0 In Personal/ Sewing

Pyjama Time #sewing #makingmemories

As mentioned I am in a sewing frenzy – I have SO many sewing projects to complete before Christmas {plus a scad of other things}. I’m curious to see how I’m going to pull it off. So today I whipped up {I love saying that lol} two more pairs of pyjama pants for the kids – really so I could get them out of the way and move onto the other *must have* projects. As in, the ones that will…

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Incredible With A Touch Of Hormonal Teenager {Brooklyn, Age 8}

If there was one word I could use to describe Brooklyn it would be this: I want to say I’m kidding, but I’m kind of not. This little girl of mine has got some PERSONALITY! While chatting with my mom about it, I mentioned that some days she’s a pretty accurate representation of the *Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde* scenario. She is so sweet, loving, and helpful….she is funny and truly a joy to be with. And then, and then there’s the…

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10 Years Later And Still #itsthelittlethings #makingmemories

I seriously don’t know how it happened so fast, but Brent and I just marked 10 years married. I would say, *celebrate* but we really haven’t yet – so I’ll stick with *marked*. Last week there were two days I was going to be gone all day – meaning I wouldn’t be home when Brent came for lunch {One of these was {shame on me} our actual anniversary}. So I left him little notes – nothing really out of the…

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Future #FashionStars

Whenever the sewing machine comes out, my kids can’t help but want in on the action. Brooklyn is constantly pinning scraps into clothes for her barbies and trying to create something fabulous. And this time, Jonah really got into it as well. He hid behind the island and went to work. I love it – I am able to get some *not top secret* projects done, and they get to feel like they are a part of it, WHILE letting…

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Sewing My Days Away #sewing #makingmemories

I have SO many sewing projects to complete in the *gasp* 6 weeks until Christmas….or is it 5? oy….regardless, I’m getting my craft on and sewing like crazy! Last week some friends and I got together for a day of creating and had a BLAST! I’ve been able to get 2 pairs of pyjama {read: Pi-JAH-MA…yes I say it that way} bottoms done for the kids and have 2 more to do. PLUS some clothes for Brooklyn’s American Girl Doll…

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Only A *LITTLE* Excited

I spent some time this afternoon sewing – what you may ask? I was hemming and taking in my sister in law’s scrub pants. Why you may ask? Because I’m awesome. πŸ˜‰ Anyways, while I was sewing {Really I’m trying to get these done so I can move along to the other sewing projects I have lined up} Brent decided to take a nap. I’d say #lazy but if you know Brent you know he’s anything but. So I’ll be…

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0 In A Date A Day/ Just for Fun/ Personal

While I Organize…

While I was organizing the kids schoolwork so it was all ready when I put their next Blurb books together, Jonah had some sticker fun! Miraculously, they all made it to the paper. Well, except for the ones that didn’t, of course πŸ˜‰ He actually made a storyline on paper and had me watch while he lined each piece up. Then asked me take a photo of him in front of each party of the story. Strangely, he never shared…

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We Are ALL Learning #parenting #makingmemories

Back Story: The other day, Jonah and I were in a bookstore. And, as per the usual, he was asking for all sorts of things. Candy in the machine, bookmarks, pencils, things he had no clue about, etc. When he saw the stickers he was adamant we were buying them. *Right NOW* he demanded, but I explained to him that we weren’t going to buy them and asked him to put them back. I continued on my way throughout the…

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Why I’m Okay With The Word *Stupid*

You know that dreaded moment…when your child first uses what would be considered more of an *adult* word? I can’t be the only one who gasps in horror, wonders where in the world they heard it from. Not me. *slinking away* We lucked out with Brooklyn. I mean, we had our share of *issues* and behaviors we had to tackle, but for the most part if we asked her not to use a word – explaining why and how it…

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INTENSEly Wonderful {Jonah, Age 5} #parenting #notfortheweak

If I had to choose one word to describe Jonah, it would be this: And honestly, it sums him up perfectly. He is Intense. In every sense of the word. He feels every emotion to an exponential degree….nothing about him is underwhelming. He reacts intensely, feels anger intensely, feels frustration intensely, feels sadness intensely {he SOBBED uncontrollably in Frankenweenie. true story}, and any other emotion comparable to these – he feels INTENSELY. But the beautiful thing about this…about him is…

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