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40 Thoughts

As of yesterday, I have survived 40 years on the planet.I am not blah because I'm depressed about getting older. I'm just blah for no reason. My love is deployed and it sucks. We are in the last few days of summer before school starts. The kids are blah. It's hot as hades here (110-115… Continue reading 40 Thoughts

Family

Happy Birthday Jacob! 

My kid is 7 today. My "On this day" Facebook feed is me every year exclaiming how "I can't believe he's ___ years old already!" Time is such a fluid concept both rocketing so fast and crawling by simultaneously. 7 years ago I became a mother. Parenthood changes us, beeaks us open to a different… Continue reading Happy Birthday Jacob! 

Family · Health and Fitness

Here’s What I Want You to Know….A Letter to My Daughter

Dear Sweet Girl, You will be 5 in just a few short days! The time goes by so fast (and slow simultaneously) I know that I'm going to blink and you are going to be asking me for the car keys. *Shudder* While it may be awhile for some of these, there are some nuggets… Continue reading Here’s What I Want You to Know….A Letter to My Daughter

Family · Writing

Happy Birthday Jacob!

Here we are again, another year has past and I'm sitting here thinking it went by so awfully fast. This turning six is a big deal "I should be treated as a grown-up!" is how you say you feel. And while you feel you're good as grown I'll have to stop you right there I… Continue reading Happy Birthday Jacob!

Family · Health and Fitness

Birthday Fitness Trifecta

So I had a crazy idea...and recorded it this morning, you know, for accountability. There was no way I could put this out there and then not do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHmAxi7mTec After my 37 laps, I relaxed and refueled back at the hotel room. Because it was still much to warm outside, I decided to wait just… Continue reading Birthday Fitness Trifecta

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Happy Birthday Hannah

Oh happy Hannah! How lovely you are With your silly smile and goofy grin You make everyone join on in! You are turning 4 today, So excited are you Surprises are what you've wished for And that I think we can do! "Let's play family!" is your daily request (You could play it all and… Continue reading Happy Birthday Hannah

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Birthday. Or as I like to call it, Birthmonth.

Why not have the whole month instead of just a day to celebrate how awesome you are?! Birthdays are just fun. I love birthdays, and have since I was a kid. As an adult, it's usually not as acceptable to run around telling everyone, "Hey! It's my birthday!!!!" as you would when you are 5.… Continue reading Birthday. Or as I like to call it, Birthmonth.

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Tomorrow You Are Three!

Hannah is three?! Wowee! How in the world can that be!? Weren't you just added to our family? My the time it really does go so quickly! Growing up so fast into such a 'lil lady No longer my squishy little baby. You crawled, walked, played and more, Living in our paradise out by the… Continue reading Tomorrow You Are Three!

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I Love You Jacob, by Mommy

I love You Jacob, by Mommy I love you Jacob because you are my sweet, sweet little man. I love the way when we are walking you still like to hold my hand. I love you Jacob because you talk and talk and talk (and talk some more!), telling me about all of the things… Continue reading I Love You Jacob, by Mommy