Category: Daily Life

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Biting Nails.

Today is the day we’re supposed to hear about our offer on that house in Columbus. While we loved the house, the sellers and/or their agent are crazy making! We gave them a great offer with a conventional loan. We offered their asking price! First they said they want to collect other offers for three days. As if they will get a whole bunch of offers over their asking price. (Maybe, but I would guess unlikely…) Our offer letter stated we...

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Big, Big Move!

Big news: Tyler has accepted a job offer in Ohio! It’s with a company called TenCate in Hebron, just east of Columbus.  I wasn’t able to write about it publicly because we wanted to be sure it was all working out before his current job got word of it. If they found out he was job hunting and then it fell through then things could be bad for him at work. Tyler, Henry, and I spent the weekend in Columbus. We...

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The Recirculating Water Table.

Someone in my local mom’s group posted a picture of this water table her husband made. It recirculates the water for kids who are obsessed with running water, as my boy is. He throws a tantrum every time we have to turn off the faucet! This is the perfectly perfect solution! Oh my gosh, I wish I had thought of it sooner! It was very simple to make. I went to Lowes (hardware store) and got: -Storage tote with the recessed...

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Quick! Igor’s friend V can be hosted (nearly) for free!!

Guys, guess what? Igor’s best friend Vitalik has a full scholarship for hosting. If you would like to host and have been afraid of the cost this is the PERFECT opportunity. Vitalik is on the adoption registry. He’s goofy and sweet. He has watched other kids get hosted and adopted, but no one ever comes for him. He is 10 or 11 years old. It is finally his turn. Vitalik is short for Valentin. He’s chubby and the older kids at...

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White Flag!

I think I’m just going to have to accept that with Henry in his terrible caveman toddler stage (which seems to be at its peak currently) I am not going to be able to successfully do everything. Henry alone seems to be a full time job. He screams and cries so much. If he’s not in my face screaming, then he’s destroying something. He won’t sleep. He falls asleep, but he won’t stay asleep. During nap time I’m lucky if he...

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March’s Blizzard.

The snow is insane. We usually get 2-3 inches at a time. Five inches here is considered a lot of snow. This time…we got about 18-20 inches in 24 hours. Insane My county has done a really good job of clearing the roads. We aren’t typically prepared for so much snow, so our county only owns four plows for hundreds of miles of road, but this time they hired private workers to plow. The Toyota factory has miraculously let workers not...

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Last Week’s Snow.

We just got blanketed by a ton of snow. Probably one of the biggest snow falls we’ve ever had around here in years. I think we got more than 15 inches! It’s heavy wet snow too, so the trees are all bent over. Luckily we haven’t had power outages. I can’t wait to take the kids out in it to play once Henry wakes up from his nap! Here are pictures of the kids standing on the frozen over snow last...

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Sledding, Kentucky Style.

Yesterday evening this happened: I don’t think these pictures accurately portray the size of our sledding hill. It is massive. Almost like a mountainside. So steep it was difficult to walk up it! In this video we started at the bottom third of the hill because Ada was too tired to walk up any further. Tyler made the video. In this video Tyler tried sledding. I didn’t realize that he had only been sledding once before. I don’t think he had...

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White Stuff.

It really snowed! Leave it to Ada to lock us out of the house when it’s 10 degrees outside with a foot of snow on the ground. We were going to go out and play for just a few minutes. Our old Victorian door knob has this strange lock where you push a button on the door jamb area of the door to turn the lock on. It stays locked and you can open the door from the inside, but once...

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Activated Charcoal for Indigestion.

Activated charcoal is my new favorite thing ever. I’ve just used it once, so scientifically I can’t say for sure it wasn’t a fluke, but… I still had gas and cramps yesterday from stupidly eating milk on Monday. It was like my belly just could not recover. Very annoying and uncomfortable, not to mention stinky farts are no good when living around other human beings. (Thank goodness I have three dogs I could blame it on…) The activated charcoal came in the...