Category: Daily Life

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The Rec Center

I’ve been wanting to sign the kids up for extracurricular activities since we moved here. It’s hard moving to a new place and knowing not a single person, which activities are good, where to go, or anything like that. I found a homeschool co-op that looked great, but it had a waiting list that was for next fall. (Fall 2016) Ok so that’s kind of a no go, and sad because it looked so fun! I found another homeschool co-op that...

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Snowy Pictures!

It finally really snowed here!! The kids were so excited to find that there was more than just the previous day’s dusting of snow on the ground. Igor said it was too cold outside to play, and Rosie only stayed out for a few minutes, but Henry and Ada had tons of fun. It was so bright out that Ada couldn’t see to smile. Hah! Yes, my two year old is almost the same size as my five year old. She’s...

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Sigh.

This is an example of classic Igor stubborn behavior: He gets up in the morning wearing a t-shirt and cotton pajama pants. He is shivering and complaining about how cold it is in here. (It’s 70 degrees in here, but yeah it’s like 11 degrees outside and snowing, so…) I suggest he put on long sleeves, maybe a sweatshirt, or even perhaps cover up with a blanket. He continues to complain about how cold it is in here and decides he...

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Time for Goodbye

Like many other Americans, I bought a Powerball ticket yesterday. I don’t normally buy any kind of lottery tickets. Actually this is the first time I’ve ever purchased one. But I thought, What the heck, $2 for a Powerball ticket isn’t much.  Just in case a miracle should occur… I know exactly what I would do with that money. Happy days to all of my friends who are adopting and struggling to raise the funds! Your adoptions just became fully funded!!...

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2016

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet Happy New Year, friends. I’m curious to see what this year holds for our family. Edit entry Delete entry  

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Christmas Videos!

Here’s a video of the kids opening their Christmas presents. Igor was so excited when he discovered his Kindle Fire under the tree. So sweet! This is the same video, but not in fast forward. It’s much longer, but you can actually hear what everyone is saying if you want. I have lots of pictures too, but no time to edit them yet. Soon! This was our first Christmas away from family. It was weird. It was so warm out, and...

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Igor Videos!

I have things to write about, but it’s already 2:15 in the morning. I need to hurry up and go to sleep. I was exhausted all day today. I have to get up at 5:30 in the morning because Baby E (daycare baby) gets here quite early. I am not a morning person. I get my second wind at night around 10:30 and I’m happy to stay up half the night soaking up the (mostly) alone time while the kids sleep....

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Five Minutes of Henry.

I just wanted one sweet picture of him smiling without his sunglasses on! The pout: Singing into an invisible microphone! Here’s a video of our post-Thanksgiving dinner time, just hanging out… Edit entry Delete entry  

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When Your Husband is Defeated by a Four Pound Cat.

The kids and I left this weekend to come down to Kentucky to stay with my parents for a week. I’m photographing my friend’s birth and her due date was Saturday. So far no baby! This is her third birth. I’ve photographed the other two. Have I ever mentioned how much I love births?? Tyler had to work on Monday and Tuesday (today and tomorrow). He’s planning on coming down on Wednesday. So the way we have our ridiculous kitties set...

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When Your Poop Smiles Back at You.

First of all, this entry will be about giardia (yes, again) so this is your fair warning that it will contain mention of poo. Since taking the giardia med (Alinia) a couple of weeks ago I have been feeling GREAT!! AMAZING. WONDERFUL. No more belly pain. No more weird poops or diarrhea, no more bouts of horrific, painful, and disturbingly scented gas. But… I’ve been trying to get my kids in to see a doctor here for months now. The new...