Category Archive for 'Holidays'

Mother’s Day surprise

Yesterday afternoon, things at our house suddenly got very quiet. The kids were obviously upstairs, but the camaraderie I heard coming from the boys’ room as I went up the stairs was unusual. I arrived at the boys’ door to find a notice, which had previously served as a warning for the mess inside, updated […]

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Early Mother’s Day card

  Translation: Dear Mom, My love for you will bloom forever! My favorite thing about you is that you care for me!!! My favorite time with you is when we play games together. Thanks for your love, your care, and for being the best Mom!!!! You color my world! Cody He got the last package […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To all of you who are mothers, grandmothers, “other mothers,” aunts, guardians or to those of you like my friend, Mark, who have been placed in the role of both mother and father, Happy Mother’s Day to you. You have the most important job there is — raising kids to be kind, decent, responsible human […]

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New Year, New Priorities

Happy 2011! My parents, sisters and I have been discussing the meaning of happiness lately. With a variety of ideas tossed back and forth, I think my sister put it best, at least for me, when she said, “…contentment ultimately is much nicer than happiness, the pursuit of which paradoxically only leads to unhappiness.” Happiness, […]

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Memorial Day poems

Rachel and Andie read the poems they wrote for Veteran’s Day at tonight’s community Memorial Day program, so I thought it would be fitting to share them with you as well, on this day when we remember those who have fought to get and keep our freedoms. Serving Our Veterans Piece By Piece By Rachel […]

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One of those days

I’ve been seriously bummed today. Not only did it start raining (yet AGAIN) soon after the kids left for school, but their grandpa is in the hospital and the doctors can’t quite figure out what’s wrong with him. Worst of all, my dear friend miscarried her baby boy yesterday. I don’t want to go into […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunts and those who fill the role of mom to people in their lives. I’m sitting here in my bedroom, watching TV, surfing the internet, playing mindless computer games and catching up on my magazines, while my children are keeping themselves occupied elsewhere. I told them they’re […]

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WHAT I WANT THAT I’LL NEVER ACTUALLY BUY MYSELF: A toothpaste dispenser. Toothpaste is the biggest thorn in my side these days. My boys manage to smear it all over the sink, on the floor, the door, themselves and in the medicine cabinet. Apparently they have no clue how to put the lid back on […]

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Happy Easter!

If you celebrate Easter, have a wonderful holiday weekend! We dyed Easter eggs with the cousins this morning and plan to do an outdoor Easter egg hunt this afternoon. Excitement is running high! What are your family’s Easter traditions?

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A new year

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2010 is to be more honest and personal in my blogging. There are several subjects I’ve been wanting to tackle that are going to require depth, courage and exposing some of my most raw feelings. While this is daunting for several reasons, I’m generally a very open person, […]

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