Dear Kraft Foods…

An open letter to Kraft Foods… Dear Kraft..   For years I was the lucky recipient of your wonderful Food & Family magazine. I used most of the recipes because you wrote them for me or moms like me. Short on time, […]

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Somedays Are Just Like That

I try. I really, really do. But no matter how hard I try, the older I get the harder it is for me to bite my tongue. I KNOW that I’m supposed to smile and be nice all the time but every […]

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Sydney paints a pumpkin

The 2nd graders were asked to paint a pumpkin based on a character from a book. She chose characters from Eric Carle books which are big hits in our house. Other than Steve sketching a little bit (he’s actually the artist in […]

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All the Milestones…

First they’re born, then they grow teeth, then they lose teeth. Somewhere in there, they get pushed around in wagons, ride their little tricycles, then a two-wheeler with training wheels. It’s a big day when they tell you that they’re “ready”. Ready […]

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Dixie Classic Fair

We have gotten so lucky with the weather the past couple of years. Once again – a stunning day to spend with friends and family. This year, we had the pleasure of starting in the Education center where Mackenzie had some of […]

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Reinventing the Wheel

Seriously folks.. I promise that I’ll get this thing back on track. Sadly, I only think of this when Steve sends me an IM and says “hey!why isn’t our webpage up to date?!”. Once this happens, I”ll go to the site and […]

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Happy 10th Birthday Mackenzie!

I CANNOT believe that she’s 10! Seriously, it seems like yesterday that she came home from the hospital.. She opted for a relatively low-key slumber party this year. Just a few friends to stay over and surprisingly, they were really, really good. […]

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Obama, Mackenzie and the world of politics

We are a house divided… I am a democrat, Steve’s a republican. The nice thing is that we have great respect for each other’s opinions.  Mackenzie had been discussing the election at school and was very interested in it, so when Jen […]

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Our first major surgery

Okay, maybe it wasn’t MAJOR, but still.  Cassie has/had the world’s largest tonsils that I suspected was one of the reasons that she wasn’t the greatest sleeper.  Paige’s mom referred us to a very nice ENT here and he confirmed that she […]

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