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I’m Grateful Today

I’m in a grateful mood today.  How about you? It’s a beautiful day in Eastern Iowa. I was able to sleep in a bit this morning and enjoy laying in bed a little longer than normal. But, mostly, I’m grateful that Bennett is on the mend.  This is not a sight you want to see.…
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Our Vacation to Michigan

Slowly, I am getting back into some sort of a routine after being on vacation. It has been nice to take a blogging break  and not have to worry about getting a post written every day. I haven’t written a book review for a few weeks and I have enjoyed that break as well. But,…
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High Five Friday 7.11.14

I’m back with a High Five Friday post.  It’s been such a busy summer with lots of High Five moments. Since I haven’t posted for a few weeks, these are moments that I wanted to share since my last High Five Friday post.  To see other great moments in other blogger’s lives, click the buttons…
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Children’s Book Review: Bitsy Bear By Anne M Jenks

BITSY BEAR A Great Children’s Story and Essential Parenting Tool By: Anne M Jenks Illustrated By: Laura Liberatore Published: April 28, 2014 If there is only one book you read with your child, this one would be it.  The dangers of the world can creep into even the most protected communities and families.  The best…
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How to Have a Fun Summer with Your Kids

Summer will officially begin for our family in just 22 days.  Unfortunately, it won’t be a very relaxing summer for our family as the kids have baseball, camps, and even our oldest has a job. But, we will certainly make the most of every day we have.  This summer is a short one for us…
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Fifteen

Last week, Pat and I had our 15th wedding anniversary.  We celebrated the weekend before because I was out of town on our actual anniversary. I have looked back on our life together and remembered the giddy days, the days of excitement to see each other, the days of only talking on the phone or…
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A Full Weekend

This last weekend was full of fun.  The boys had a middle school dance on Friday night and Reagan had her school carnival.  Then Saturday morning, I left early with the boys for their final show choir competition.  We definitely have some talented musicians in our house and it is so much fun to watch…
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Our Trip Home

This last Friday, my mom and our daughter traveled with me to Northern Minnesota.  Our main purpose was for me to meet my newest Great-Niece, Isla.  She was born in November and this was my first opportunity to get away and see her.  Since we had a long weekend, we took the opportunity to go.…
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Merry Christmas to You from Our Family

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Braces In Our House

We have started the braces journey in our family.  Our oldest, Patrick got his braces today.  So far he isn’t in too much pain.  “It is just awkward and feels weird”, he says. Both my husband and I still remember the day we got our braces.  I remember my dad taking me to my appointment.…
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Stacie's read-in-2018 book montage
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
Granted
Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
Just Between Us


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