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Tuesday, November 19, 2013



Turns out our supposed baby girl is really a baby boy, and quite the exhibitionist at that!  We welcome you happily and excitedly little man #5. Hey, I always tell people my personal ideal would be five boys and one girl at the tail end.  Maybe God really does take requests?  I guess we'll find out next round!  :D

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Link

I liked this blog post and wanted to share with my mother-friends out there:

Affirmation in the thick of things.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013


***WARNING: this blog post is possibly the world's longest blog post with possibly the most pictures ever included in a blog post.
But this is me.  Is anyone really surprised?***

***Liz's recommended blog post reading method: click on one picture and scroll through the plethora,
then go back and read the text.  May the force be with you.***

Before it slips away from me, I want to record all the fun things we managed to do together as a family in October.  This is especially significant for me to remember and celebrate because October was the first month I was feeling well again after being in bed for two months straight.

Sea World