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My Own Little Superhero

My Own Little Superhero

It all started when he got to wear these Buzz Lightyear wings at a friend’s house. He discovered he could fly. Then, in the midst of our unpacking, he found a piece of cardboard. The perfect Buzz wings. To him, it doesn’t matter that they aren’t colorful or that they don’t make noise. They are his Buzz wings. And he loves them. When he first found them, he’d hold his arms behind him to hold the cardboard, I mean wings,…

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A Boy and His Cars

A Boy and His Cars

This boy of mine has loved car-cars for awhile now. (BTW, that’s what he originally called any type of vehicle with wheels. Car-cars. That affectionate name is slowly starting to go away, as he gets older. The same for trains. He calls them choo-choos right now, but I know that will not last either. A bittersweet sign that he’s growing up.) So, when you add a garage (made out of a cardboard box, a bucket, the crayon bin and piles…

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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

July is here. And in full swing. Though this hasn’t been a particularly busy summer thus far. In some ways, it’s going a little too slow. Waiting for our house to be built. Not really having our own yard to play in. The challenges are not impossible. But they are limiting. We are making the most of our days, though. Trying to venture out as much as we can. As much as is realistic for this pregnant mama with five…

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Ever So Thankful

Ever So Thankful

I am ever so thankful for so many blessings … Here are just a few: + a wonderful, long-overdue date with my husband to celebrate our eighth anniversary. We went to a concert and then to Mass at a little French church in the city. Afterward, we ate dinner at a new Asian restaurant. We had drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert—the works! It was so much fun! + my husband, who is the sensible one around here. He’s always helping me…

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Ever So Thankful

Ever So Thankful

I am joining Barbara at Praying for Grace in her November Ever So Thankful posts. I thought this was such a beautiful idea, especially as I have been thinking about how we can bring a bit more thankfulness into our Thanksgiving Day this year … So, I am thankful for: + 64-degree days in November. We had a beautiful weekend! + Pumpkin scones at Starbucks. A wonderful fall treat. + These festive red cups that come out this time of…

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Snaggletooth

Snaggletooth

There’s never a dull moment when you have children, is there? On Friday night, my little boy fell and his front tooth fell out. Completely. Root and all. I wasn’t home. My husband called me and told me on the-cell-I-rarely-use to come home right away. Thankfully, I was already at the Target check out, and Target is only minutes from home. While I was on my way, Greg called the doctor, who called an emergency room doctor. There wasn’t anything…

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Diagnosis …

Diagnosis …

We got back from the doctor (see post below), and my son has Croup. Poor. little. guy. It must have been mother’s intuition for me to bring him in, because I always waffle about whether or not an illness is worthy of a doctor visit. I ask my husband or a neighbor’s advice, but I just never know myself. However, this time I just. had. to. call. Thank you, Lord, for that prompting! He’s on an oral steroid, which will…

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My Week

My Week

I can’t believe it’s almost Friday … and the weekend! And I haven’t posted anything since Monday. I haven’t had much to say, but I at least wanted to pop on to say, “Hi!” =) This week flew by … We had a fall party on Wednesday morning with some other moms and young kids (21 in all). It was fun, and I will try to post a photo or two of the pumpkins we painted. The three youngest and…

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7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 5

7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 5

1. This is my 100th post! I believe it is cause for celebration. Don’t you agree? Before I began this adventure in December 2008, I asked a friend, “What would I write about?” And look at me now, 100 posts later! I guess I have plenty to write about … I have found this place to be one where I can journal my thoughts, ask questions, share ideas, profess my faith and give family updates. I never would have dreamed…

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