Driving Tractors & Climbing at the Children’s Museum

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Driving Tractors & Climbing at the Children’s Museum

It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks. Illness has infested our home. First, we were all struck by a nasty stomach bug. I thought I had avoided it, save one day of miserable nausea, only to find out I was wrong. Very wrong. Then, once everyone felt better, a cold virus infected us all. In fact, we are still fighting that vile bug. Due to our illnesses, my poor daughter Ginny missed going on her first field trip with her new preschool class to the Children’s Museum. With her coughing plus a runny nose, I felt it better for us

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On the House Hunt

My family has the perfect size house–for a family of three. After having Samantha, we are now a family of five. While I like our house, we have outgrown all 1700 square feet. (Sounds larger than it is. The layout makes it feel small.) Could we manage to live here longer? Yeah, but things are a bit crowded and it is time for us to move to a larger home. And, if you haven’t guessed, we aren’t part of the tiny house trend.  For the last couple of months, we’ve been getting our house ready to sell. One of the big

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The Value of Naps

If I could go back in time and repeat my years as a little girl, I would take full advantage of nap time, something I fought and refused to do. Was I insane? What in the world did I think I would miss? I gave up napping at the age of four. I likely would have given them up sooner if I had thought of it. Sleep was never a priority for me. I didn’t want to miss everything going on around me. My mom would send my sister and me off for naps in our shared room. Mom would pull me

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Tackle You

This summer, my girls created a game they love to play with me above others. They discovered it innocently enough. While they were busy playing in the backyard one day, I sat in the grass, careful not to let my skin touch the grass. (Not an easy trick, but something I learned years ago to do because my allergy to grass often results in hives.) As I sat there watching my girls run and have fun, Ginny noticed me calmly sitting in the grass observing them. She ran over to me and said, “I want to tackle you, Mommy. Can I

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No Power

It feels very strange writing a Sunday Summary again. I missed last week because I had no power. We were in the midst of a snow storm. Ultimately, we got 9 inches of snow. All was well and good until lunch time when I got the first hints that our power might become an issue. It flickered on and off four times in a matter of 10 minutes. Worrisome to say the least. Of course, right as I was about to start on my blog later that afternoon, it happened again. Four quick flickers. Then, a few minutes later, the

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Sunday Summary 12/1/13

Sunday Summary 12/1/13

This past week was amazing. It was filled with family, love, and fun. As I noted in my last Sunday Summary, we were spending the week in Florida at my parents’ house. Most of our time was spent visiting with my mom and dad. Nothing spectacular, just time together. Isn’t that always the best?  Not only did I get time with my parents, but I got some extra quality time with my husband. Grandma and Grandpa watched our girls so we could go to Mass on Sunday. It was the first time I enjoyed church in a long time. Then, on Tuesday,

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Sunday Summary

Today is going to be a crazy one. We are expecting lots of big thunderstorms so I’m a bit on edge. I normally LOVE thunderstorms, but this time the storms seem a bit more scary than usual. I’m ready to dash to the basement with my family on a moment’s notice. As usual, since I am a Weather Widow (i.e., wife to a NWS meteorologist), the weather radio is on. We are prepared. What a way to end a week!  My week has been a combination of amazing and frustrating. My girls have been protesting sleep, at nap times and

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