All posts in Happenings

Mar
11
Adoption Update
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Well, actually, we don't really have anything to update. But I figured maybe you were wondering. Or maybe you weren't, but I am going to tell you what's happening, or what's not happening...whichever the case may be. We have researched adoptions for months. And we have run into closed door after closed door. We have contacted agencies, gone to meetings, talked to adoption workers and lawyers. We've talked to friends and ...
Oct
02
I left my kids!
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Now, just so you know, I left my kids with my parents and we planned for the trip, but when I boarded that plane I questioned what kind of a mother leaves her kids for 3 nights and 4 days! Don't laugh at me. Last year I went away for two nights, but my man was home with the kids. Other than that, we have only left them for one ...
Jul
30
Eight Years
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Happy anniversary to my man! Eight years ago we were sweating through a heat wave, dealing with horrible traffic due to an accident, and enjoying all the family that came to celebrate with us! The last eight years have not turned out like I thought they would, but they've been wonderful, all the same. Taken eight years ago. We were giggling about something.   Taken last week at the Yankees/Rangers game. My man took me ...
Jul
15
Monday
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I made a yummy granola bar this weekend. I found it on Cooking Up North's blog. The kids aren't positive they love it, but my man and I sure do! 1 cup honey (basically an entire bear jar...you know what I'm talking about?) 1 cup peanut butter 3 cups oats Mix together. Pat into a 8x8 pan. If you need chocolate in everything you eat like I do, add some chocolate chips to the ...
Apr
28
Day in the Life, Spring 2013
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A day in my life: Watch out! These days of my life are full of excitement, daring adventures, and lots of drama! 4 am  Buddy cries. He's been off since we have been sick for the last week. He goes back to sleep. I cannot. Why!? Why can't I go back to sleep like a normal person? 5 am  I start to drift off and Buddy wakes up again. Blah. We've got ...
Apr
18
Catching up…again
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I often think, "I should blog about that." But then my kids wake up, I fall asleep, or I get up to get myself some ice cream. And then, having the mom brain, I completely forget what I should blog. So, today, I'm posting in "stream of consciousness". Why, yes, I was an English minor and took all literature classes to fulfill the requirement. That said, this probably isn't true to ...
Mar
27
March
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I decided to grace you guys with my presence. Aren't you thrilled? Does anyone even read this any more? We've been crazy busy this month! At the end of February we drove to Colorado for a week of winter fun. Due to a blizzard in west Texas (for real..in Texas!) we left a day late and ended up with a 14 hour drive instead of an 11 hour drive. I'll let ...
Feb
17
Valentine’s Day
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Valentine's 2013 might make the list of greatest Valentines. And that's saying quite a bit because eight years ago I got engaged on Valentine's weekend. But my man went all out this year, and boy, it was fun! Four weeks ago I woke up to find my closet rearranged. He moved all of my clothes so that I had a shelf devoted to Valentine's Day. He had a gift for each ...
Feb
06
The Plague
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Well, it happened. We got hit with the plague. We have been blessed beyond expectations all winter since all we'd caught was a runny nose and a little cough. Actually, I thought it worked out great. Don't you think that a big move and life change ought to be all the trials one needs in a year? I thought maybe that was enough to keep us healthy. Really, I am ...
Jan
29
Princess Party (4 years old)
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Baby Girl originally wanted a birthday cake with Curious George and Boots on it, her two favorite monkeys on the same cake. When I went to the bakery's website to find sizes, prices, etc, she found a picture of a "princess" cake, and the other cake was forgotten. She wanted a princess party. We invited three families, which included six girls and three boys, all under the age of 7. My ...