Archive for May, 2009

her party



We seldom get out.  Even more rare that we get out without kids.  Next to impossible that we get out without kids, with Nate and Helena.  And never to a HOT party! But last night the stars were aligned in more ways than one, as you can see below.  Because we had photographed Alex Lloyd […]

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the best dad



Our local newspaper is having a contest for THE BEST DAD to be announced in the Father’s Day issue.  To enter, a child must write a short essay about why their dad is the best.  Once I showed Briggs the idea, he went right to work.  He ran out of ink shortly after beginning but […]

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lucky me



So I took the kids to the Spring Fling at Briggs’ school.  Lots of carnival games, prizes, food, etc.  Toward the end of the affair, I sat down to chat with a few neighbors.  I looked over my shoulder to check on the twins playing on the playground as I heard Judy exclain, “Ahhh…Campbell just dropped her […]

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trashing



I learned the art of ‘trashing’ from my Aunt Nine.  You had to know her.  She could pick anything out of someone else’s trash bin and turn it into something either useful or ecelectic.  As recent graduates, Tim and I had close to nothing in the way of home decor.  On one visit to Nine’s house […]

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being a mom



Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone  

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could i be any cuter?



This is the drawing Gage handed me as I picked him up from school in a mad rush today.  He was so proud of his work that it made me turn to Mommy Mush.  I just stared at it knowing he had taken a long time to draw my YELLOW teeth and my BLUE earrings and my […]

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major pet peeve



Okay ladies…I am fired up with the women out there who in one day refused to use my name. DON’T CALL ME HUN. DON’T CALL ME SWEETIE. AND DON’T CALL ME TIF UNLESS YOU ARE PART OF MY FAMILY OR A CLOSE FRIEND. PERIOD.

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worth a good laugh



My friend (and wonderful mother), Mary, sent this to me.  I laughed out loud in a very quiet bookstore.  Doesn’t every mother deserve to be in the headlines?  http://news.cnnbcvideo.com/?nid=ez.FSPTGkx02UrCziuwT3TIyMTQ3ODc-&referred_by=14636593-yoA_Rox

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We finally buried my grandfather last weekend.  Don’t worry…he was cremated.  We haven’t just had him sitting around since December.  After spending several months in his home of worship, Church of the Saviour, he finally made his way back to his childhood home in Genesee, Pennsylvania to lie beside his parents and wife, among  many other ancestors. […]

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bedside table



I don’t get birthday cards every year from my husband, despite my pouting (and sometimes anger).  And, I don’t always receive anniversary cards.  However, there is one thing that has remained consistent in our courtship following into our marriage…an Easter card.   They are cute, borderline corny with sayings like, “I am like scambled eggs when I […]

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