Category Archives: celebrating

what’s new [and what's old!!]

The birth certificate came!!! And earlier than expected—phew. Guess I am heading south this week!!!! Something else got delivered to my home address as well—that would be a few things! Shiny things. Some of the latest * kitchen * love. New appliances. Oh!! Oh!!! I had that we’ll get appliances someday attitude going strong. Was [...]
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I hear the sound of a dolly rolling. Thud. Heave. Hoe. Door opening and shutting. What shall appear? Oh my!! Oh my! Another Christmas Morning! I refrain from hugging Worker Mark. I want to open the boxes and play all the day long. Or just sit in a chair sipping a mocha and watch this [...]
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drywall: all week long.

This week it’s all about the drywall. Monday up. Tuesday through Friday: tape, mud, dry. Tape, mud, dry. Lots of mud. Dry. Now I knew there are layers to this process… but I didn’t calculate the fact that it’s a full week long event. I admit that the mud scent got to me. Puts a [...]
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how many years now?

*smirk* Come on, aren’t we sweet? With just the most innocent PDA. (I am a church girl for heaven’s sake. Emphasis here on girl—and I suppose church too.) I love you Mr. K. Still like you too. Happy anniversary. — Illustration inspired by a string of lots and lots of gold and aqua moments with [...]
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dboy’s turn to teen.

This afternoon I say, “hey birthday boy! Can I take some pictures of you in the backyard?” “Sure mom.” We then hear the little blond’s raspy voice, “yes! owside! let’s GO!!!” This is sounding familiar to me. A quick trip down memory lane here….as the E of the family, I recall my bigger brother Daniel [...]
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a spring shower—

in honor of heath’s flower. Smile! The goal on my mind: a fresh-life-filled April shower. That’s easy (and easier with a few kind offers to bring something! thanks again dears!!) with some smiling faces around any room—then add to that a to die for pregnant tummy and basically we all-for-one-and-one-for-all shifted into spring gear right [...]
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happy march!

And really – really for those anywhere near MN, this getting into March business is a big deal! And rally – rally for a moment with us about Women’s History Month. Thanks Heath for sitting with March and passing along what inspired you. There is something good, solid and grounded about pausing and looking at [...]
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a valentine for you.

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happy january!

And happy 2011! Don’t you just love turning the page of your calendar? Or how about starting fresh all together? It’s crazy how for me a visual of the month can get me motivated for all sorts of crazy things— from going through my tupperware drawer to looking up some soup recipes with pen in [...]
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Sprinkle sprinkle—! Urrrr….whirER-ER-ER-ER-ER…… green…blue….pink…purple…. “Ah—Oh! There it is!!! Got it—whoa!” Slide—”My Uggs!!!” “Choo choo!” RING—”I got a phone for Christmas – ” Slice—”prime rib anyone??” Smooth—peanut butter creamy cream creamiest…. Scritch, scratch, scribble—the A of the family sketching his slippers. Click—”I got it!” Way to go little AJ. Lick—mmmmm….. Lots of good moments to take [...]
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