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Project Complete and Two Recipes

This winter I chose a few projects that I wanted to complete, one being organizing our photos. I was almost a year behind, so needed to order the prints I wanted and get them all put in their albums for the kids. On Monday, I finished that project! Then today, I tackled AND finished another…
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today I express my love for my husband and my children. Without you in my life, my heart would be empty. Thank you for loving me, even when I screw up. Thank you Pat for being a supportive, loving, and hot husband! 🙂 Thank you, also, for being a loving, caring and involved father to…
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B.U.S.Y.

As a stay at home mom, I am frequently asked to help out with various activites in our community, at church, to help a friend/family member, etc. A couple weeks ago I was asked to give my time to an organization that I truly enjoy. It was so difficult for me because I really wanted…
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A Quote and A Lesson!

I have been reading The Shack by William P Young. I will definately be posting about this book next week. I only have 2 chapters left and my book club will be discussing it on Monday night. I am loving it and can’t wait to finish it! So, stay tuned for that. This quote was…
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The week of snow and cold!

This week started Sunday night with my middle child running a high fever! Monday he continued to run the fever and started throwing up. School also got out early that day for a snow storm. Then we had a late start on Tuesday and took my son to the Dr (he had strep throat). Wednesday…
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My Baby is 4!

Today our baby turned four years old. It is hard for me to believe four years have gone by. She is my miracle baby as I talked about in a previous post in November. I dreamed of having a girl, and she is all I ever dreamed of and more. Yesterday we had a great…
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How Will I Make A Difference?

I have thought about what I want to accomplish this year and how I can make a difference. I have focused a lot on myself because I believe that if I feel happy, then I am more likely to make a difference to others because of my attitude. So, here goes… 1. Pray more often…I…
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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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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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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Wave
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took


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