Friday Night Leftovers- Photography Disaster Edition

October 17, 2014

•My baby niece is visiting for the first time ever. •So obviously we took her with Elizabeth and Ryan to have cousin pictures taken. •It was a disaster. •All three kids were cranky and displeased and uncooperative. •Ryan participated in civil disobedience and kept coming over to me pathetically and whimpering and putting his head […]

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Sleeping Positioning

October 16, 2014

I was thinking tonight about how my sleeping positions have changed over the last few years. For as long back as I can remember, I slept on my stomach, with one arm up and one arm down. (The up arm is the one on the side that my head is facing.) And then at some […]

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Buying Those Cars Bandaids Was a Mistake

October 15, 2014

I have this weird spot on my thumb that flares up every so often. I think it’s eczema related and eventually I’m going to have a doctor look at it because it has been coming and going for more than five years but it is so barely annoying that I’ve never bothered. Anyway, I was […]

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Moving is

October 14, 2014

…staying up late after the kids are in bed to build yet another new piece of furniture. …hauling empty boxes out to the dumpster at 10:36pm. …having blisters, broken fingernails, and tiny little cuts of unknown origin on your hands. …having a new Big Project to do every single night instead of a couple of […]

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Growing Up

October 13, 2014

Suddenly, Elizabeth can reach the faucet on the kitchen sink, that she couldn’t reach just a month ago when we moved in. This time when we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, she could shell her own peanuts. Last time, she tried but we still had to do it for her. All of a sudden, […]

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Friday Night Leftovers- Sandwich and Dumpster Edition

October 10, 2014

•Elizabeth is starting to tell me she’s bored at school because she knows everything, so that’s fun. •I’m really looking forward to having the construction on this street finished. It will still be months though. The latest is that someone spilled a whole bunch of sand/gravel/whatever all over the street in front of my driveway. […]

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival

October 9, 2014

My sister is visiting and today we went to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s basically a fantastic way to sample food from a bunch of different countries. We walked around the whole thing (it’s huge) about one and a half times. And we ate a lot of […]

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Straw Help

October 8, 2014

Most of the time, Elizabeth and Ryan drink out of those take and toss straw cups. They don’t leak (well, any cup CAN leak but these at least don’t leak any more than other cups and do better than some) and they are cheap enough that I don’t really care what happens to them. All […]

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