Good-bye 2008, Hello 2009!

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Good-bye 2008, Hello 2009!

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right! Oprah WinfreyIsn’t that the truth. In the next couple days I plan to make a list of things I want to do better in 2009. A new year is a fresh start, a way to erase the bad and start over…

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Review: Ridemakerz

Previously I posted about the company RIDEMAKERZ and their cars. So, after we customized our cars on the computer I posted about our experience here http://sincerelystacie.blogspot.com/search/label/coupon We had the boys wait until Christmas to open them and actually put them together. They were very excited about their new cars. We did not get the remote…

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Merry Christmas to You!

“Christmas waves a magic wand…and behold everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale. I wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas and may you remember the magical gift we were all given…the birth of Jesus Christ. I pray that you know Him and will celebrate His birth.

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JOY!

“The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.” E.B. White If you have run out of time and didn’t get all your Christmas shopping done, the best gift you can give is yourself. Give someone a gift of your time, your attention, your ear, your heart, your shoulder,…

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Review: Miles From Nowhere

Teenage Joon is a Korean immigrant living in the Bronx of the 1980s. Her parents have crumbled under the weight of her father’s infidelity; he has left his family, and mental illness has rendered her mother nearly catatonic. So Joon, at the age of 13, decides she would be better off on her own, a…

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Christmas Movies

Last night we all snuggled up in front of the fireplace and the big screen tv and watch ‘The Polar Express”. This is an annual Christmas tradition for us as well as watching other Christmas movies. I store all of our Christmas movies and books away with all the other Christmas decorations so that we…

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Review: Katie Brown Celebrates

A few weeks ago I won the book “Katie Brown Celebrates” from the book blog bookingmama.blogspot.com and the Hachette Book Group. I received it the other day and couldn’t wait to look through it. I LOVE cookbooks! I could sit and read through cookbooks all day long. But, this is more than a cookbook, it…

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Snow Is Magical!

We had a snowstorm yesterday and another expected tomorrow. This morning when I woke up everything was quiet and covered in that footprint free, perfect snow. This quote from J.B. Priestley describes it quite well for me… “The first fall of snow…is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and…

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A House Full of Memories!

Yesterday we celebrated the day we purchased our house. I thought it was a fun way to remember the day we brought the kids out to see their new house and all the memories we have created here over the last 5 years. I still remember the boys running from empty room to empty room…

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This is what is so great about small town Iowa!

This weekend was our small town of 700’s Christmas celebration. It is a chance for us to get everyone together and share in the Christmas spirit. On Saturday, they served pancakes, eggs, and sausage to everyone and then each one of the kids picked out a toy and visited with Santa. Then on Sunday, there…

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