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Fun Bits from the week… June 23, 2008

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I’m trying to get into a routine of posting some fun stuff that happened in the last week.  With 3 little ones, things pass by quickly and I enjoy sharing them with you.  It also helps me keep a record of things.  I hope you enjoy reading them.

Fun Bits for the week of June 16th…

* Leah telling me she only wants 2 kids in our family.  I asked her why and she explained “that’s what all of my friends have”.  I guess some of you have to get on the ball and make more babies!

*  Kami chasing Lily around the first day she returned saying, “yea-yea, yea- yea, yea- yea” (that’s how she say’s Lily).

* Brooke and Kami staring (goofy, blank stares) at me while I was dancing in the kitchen one evening.  After a little bit they decided to join in.  Kami gets her hands going and Brooke started bobbing her head.

* Leah celebrated her 5th birthday Saturday with lots of family and friends.  She had a great time!




Wisdom Teeth

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Well, I had my wisdom teeth out today.  Yes, I know I’m a little old for that.  So far things are going well.  I was a bit groggy from the anesthesia but other than that I’ve been feeling pretty good.  I even ate pasta for dinner.  I guess I won’t be losing 10lbs from not being able to eat! 

I was chuckling to myself when the oral surgeon came in.  My MIL and FIL were in town to help with the girls today (thanks again Don and Jan).  My FIL wanted me to ask to take my teeth home.  For some reason, he wanted to see them.  We even told Leah that maybe the tooth fairy would come if I put the teeth under my pillow.  Maybe, just maybe, the tooth fairy would leave me something good!  Ha!  Unfortunately, I was knocked out quickly and didn’t get to ask for the teeth.  When we got home, Leah asked to see the teeth.  She was bummed that we didn’t have the.

OK, feel like I’m rambling.  I’m still groggy!


Hawaii June 20, 2008

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I keep getting these e-mails from about visiting Hawaii.  Yes, I would love, love, love to visit again!  I signed up on the website when we were planning our trip in 2005.  Gosh, I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years since we went to Maui and Kauai!  Anyhow, it reminded me of a layout I did with some 8X10 pics.  I thought I would share it with you…

Sorry, it doesn’t line up exactly.  I had fun making this layout and loved the vivid colors!  Hawaii was so fun and there were so many great photo opportunities.

Thanks for looking!


Slow going this week

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Sorry I haven’t posted much this week.  With birthday parties, post-vacation work, my husband traveling and cleaning up the garage from the garage sale (yes, I know that was several weeks ago)…I haven’t had much time nor the energy.  Funny, because I only have 2 kids this week.  Leah is visiting her cousins in Pennsylvania – driving Aunt Kathy crazy.  You would think I would be able to accomplish loads more – not the case.   Hopefully I’ll get back on track soon!


Miss Lily is home June 18, 2008

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Miss Lily is home – we missed her!  She was staying with my Mom while we were on vacation.  My Mom spoils her and gives her lots of people food/treats so I’m not so sure she’s happy to be home.  😦


Fun bits from the past week… June 16, 2008

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A few fun bits and pieces from the week of June 9th…

* My friend Missey posted a question on her blog stating “how do you want your children to remember you”.  Thank you Missey for sparking some conversation.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get the response I was looking for.  When asked, Leah said “Mommy is always grumpy because she has 3 kids”.  I guess I need to work on this.

* Leah said “I love my whole family from here to the rings of saturn”.  I guess that makes up for the grumpy comment.  🙂

* Brooke had her first popsicle…yep, and she’s only 11 months old!  That’s what happens with the 3rd child.

* Kami is starting to count now.  Most numbers are “2” but she gets the idea. 😉

* Brooke has become a speed racing crawler and has the knees to prove it.

* Kami thinks every color is “boo”.

* Today, Leah said “Mommy needs a nickname”.  Still a little bitter about the “grumpy” comment, I said “should it be grumpy?”.  She laughed and said “yes”.  When asked what Daddy’s nickname should be, she replied “Tootie”. 

* We had a nice Father’s Day.  Happy Father’s Day to Eric, Dad (Pappy), Grandpa Don and Great-grandpa Earl.



Happy Father’s Day! June 14, 2008

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Not a whole lot on our plate for Father’s Day.  Eric decided he wanted to do yardwork, so we ordered some mulch.  He’ll get treated to Cheryl’s cookies and some yummy apple cake. 

I wanted to share a layout I did last year while on bedrest.  I figured it was perfect to share on Father’s Day. 

“Our Rock”


We love you so very very much.  You are so strong for all of us in the ups and downs. God has blessed us with you Eric.  You are our foundation.  We rely on you so much, especially right now while I’m on bedrest.  You have an enormous amount of patience.  I know it’s not easy being my caregiver.  I know it’s not easy tending to my every need. You do it day in and day out without complaint.  You tend to the every need of our daughters too.  Thank you for making this easier on all of us.  Thank you for being so strong.  You are truly our Rock.

Happy Father’s Day!


Flooding in Iowa…

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A friend in Iowa recently sent me some pics from the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City area.  They are dealing with a lot of flooding right now.  She has had to tear up her carpet in her basement for the second time this year. 

I attended college at the University of Iowa and it is sad to see so much of the area covered in water.  I think they could use some prayers…

 Cedar Rapids

  Iowa City…some dorms in the lower left hand corner



Vacation Bible School June 13, 2008

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Leah attended VBS this past week.  She had a great time with her friends Lauren and Grace.  The theme was “Beach Party” so we have been singing some really great surfin’ tunes this past week.  Tonight they had a pizza party and performed some of the songs for us.  Of course I have some pictures to share…

  Poor Grace…Leah’s getting a little crazy with her surfin’ arms.

 What a hug!  Seems like they hugged in between each song.  Oh, to be 5 again!

 Dancing Fun!  Like I said…oh, to be 5 again!



Paper Proofs June 12, 2008

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I met with the printer today.  Got my proofs back and of course I have a few tweaks.  You wouldn’t think the size of a polka dot matters, but it does, atleast to me. 🙂  Hopefully I’ll get some sneak peeks out soon.