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Beautiful Colorado

So here I am…in sunny, beautiful Ridgway, Colorado, visiting my dad and stepmom. We arrived yesterday and have a busy day planned today. Not much time to post (Dad and my sister are ready to go, waiting for me to finish my post so we can go run around town and see my dad's spec

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Stretching out the big day

E recently turned 4 years old (gasp!), and we have been celebrating in short bursts over the past week! We like to stretch our birthdays out as long as possible! :o) It started two weekends ago with a birthday party at my sister's house. The party was actually for my sister, my mom, my brother-in-law

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101 things I love and don’t, part 2

Well, I started this list last July (gulp) and haven't done a thing with it since, so I thought I'd add to it and get the sparks going again. This would be a fun page to scrap someday. We'll see. Here is Part 2 of my list, 101 Things I Love and Don't. Add your

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Friday Fun

After a week of Chuck E. Cheese and McDonald's Playplace (two of my least favorite places in the world…only because I always leave there with shot nerves), Chad and I decided to take the kids to a fun spot (for all of us) on Friday, thanks to a Christmas gift from Papa and Omi (my

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Facebook and an ABC Book

I know, I know. It’s been forever. And for no good reason, other than I have been taking it easy this week. Things are finally slowing down a bit, and I’m trying to enjoy it rather than keep on adding to the chaos. So I took a little break from blog-land. But I’m back (today,

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Snow attack…digital scrapbook style

I shared these pictures earlier, but I wanted to share the digital scrapbook version. It feels good to be back in scrapping mode. Took some time last night to scrap with a friend instead of watching the Super Bowl (we might have been the only ones not watching the game!), and was quite productive. I've

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Snow attack!

It's been a while since we've seen a foot of snow in one night, but Wednesday morning we awoke to more than a foot of the white stuff blanketing our little corner of the world. (They said on the news that this is the worst snow storm we've had in 13 years.) Schools were closed

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An ABC book for E…finally!

Well, she knows most of her ABCs by sight now, so this book might not be as helpful as I'd like, but I am finally getting around to making E an ABC book. The original idea when I did G's book was to help him learn his letters by sight, but because I'm a bit

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Friday mornings with E

It might not look like a great moment to you, but this is one of my favorite parts of the week: Friday mornings with E. Don't get me wrong. I love my time with Chad and G during the week, too, but there is something about Friday mornings that I look forward to as each

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Fighting the fear…and winning

It was back on Nov. 4 that I posted a note about G's first loose tooth. At the time, I thought the little sucker would be out of here in two weeks or less. Little did I know it would hang around for more than six weeks! After a few days in a row of

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A quick update

I have a few more minutes before I take G to the bus stop due to a 2-hour delay, so I thought I'd post a quick update. I can't get much work done when he's here, anyway! (Love ya, Bud.) Maddie is working her way into the family quite nicely. The animals have mostly adjusted

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