Family

  • Thanksgiving Part 2

    Thanksgiving Part 2

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    We’re nearly at the end of December, so it seems like I ought to take the time to share photos from the second half of our trip to Austin, visiting with Chris’ mom, step-dad, siblings and extended family. When we first arrived, we had a little time warp forward to this month: Chris’s brother and…

  • Thanksgiving Part 1

    Thanksgiving Part 1

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    Our little family went to Texas!  This Thanksgiving, Chris’ family very, very generously offered to buy us plane tickets so that we could visit his hometown for the first time in more than 4 years.  After a very short discussion about the harm (or lack there of) of letting Nora miss two days of kindergarten,…

  • Grandpa John Visits + A Trip To The Denver Zoo

    Grandpa John Visits + A Trip To The Denver Zoo

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    Chris’ dad came up for a visit last week much to everyone’s delight. Β Nora especially was excited about his visit for one reason: sausage. Β Every time John comes, he buys her breakfast sausage and makes it for breakfast every single day. Β We don’t buy it for our poor deprived children, who apparently love breakfast sausage…

  • Lemonade Stand + Family Weekend

    Lemonade Stand + Family Weekend

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    Nora had her first lemonade stand this weekend and it was pretty much the cutest thing ever. Β  We decided last minute to have a yard sale Saturday morning and I thought a lemonade stand would be a fun way to keep her entertained, so Friday Nora and I made a sign, baked cookies, and…

  • You Know I’m Feeling Better When…

    You Know I’m Feeling Better When…

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    My mom called me a couple of days ago and asked me, “Did you really stay up until 3 am working on a website?”  Why, yes I did. I’ve been feeling great and aside from the little scar at the base of my throat, I hardly feel like I even had surgery.  Though that one…

  • Screen-Free Sundays

    Screen-Free Sundays

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    It’s been nearly two months of Sundays since I decided to go screen-free every Sunday as part of my 30 Before 30 goals.  Two months later, I am still in love with the idea of having a day where I don’t check email, Facebook or Instagram, and where my girls don’t have to wait for me to…

  • A Ski Trip to the Mountains

    A Ski Trip to the Mountains

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    Chris’ family goes skiing in Colorado every year during spring break and this year, for the first time, we lived close enough to join in on the fun.  So, Friday we loaded kids and bags into the car, dropped Pip off for a little “vacation” of his own, and drove 3 hours west to Steamboat…

  • 30 Days of Thanks: My Mom

    30 Days of Thanks: My Mom

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    Today, I am thankful for my mom.  She was the very best mom she could be through some really tough situations, and she never gave up on me.  We definitely had some rocky moments when I was a teenager (boy, do I have karma coming to me the second the girls turn 12…), but we…

  • Family Fun

    Family Fun

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    Last week, my mom, step-dad, and twin brothers came up to visit.  It was the first time they met Zara in person and the first time we had seen them in a year.  So we were much overdue for a visit.  I mean look at what a big girl Zara is already…she’s practically in kindergarten.…

  • And We’re There

    And We’re There

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    Any minute now, I am expecting Chris home from his first day of working as the executive chef of a restaurant that is officially open to the public.  We haven’t seen much of him the last few days outside of a few minutes we can sneak in here and there…here and there typically being the…

  • Staying in the Room

    Staying in the Room

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    The longer I go between blog posts, the harder it gets to start back up again. A lapse in blogging starts with family.   A welcome visit from one of my brothers and my maternal grandmother,who came bearing gifts and three days of love for our little girls.Then, when things were settling back into our…

  • Wordless Wednesday: The Fun We’ve Been Up To