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I can still see her… my little baby. I see her when there is vague reflection in the window. I see her at midnight when I sneak in the check on my sleeping ones. Layla Beth, my baby, is almost 5 years old and I cannot believe where the time has gone. I can’t believe [...]

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Well, I don’t know what your child picks when they have a couple of dollars to spend in WalMart. Typically I would think a pack of gum or small car. Juliet picked a whoopie cushion.
Now, I’ll admit, I was the instigator. As we wandered the toy aisles contemplating a gift for Juliet to give Layla [...]

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A cup of sugar, a pour of water. A mixture of milk, vanilla and cornstarch set aside. As I started making Joy the Baker’s Caramel Pudding recipe for my dear ones this Sunday afternoon, I decided to not let the girls into the kitchen to help. The boiling sugar was just too dangerous to tempt [...]

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I should be doing so many other things.
I should be folding laundry or washing dishes. I could unpack our clothes from the weekend away or make myself lunch. I could open up my new camera flash and learn how to use it or scrub the bathroom. But no…
I’m sitting here playing with pictures. Because the [...]

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As my girls get older, my influence over their appearance grows less and less. And that’s ok. While when they were little it was super fun to dress them up as I chose, I really enjoy seeing their own individual personalities be expressed through their various ensembles. Layla is pinkalicious and princess. Little Miss Fluffy. [...]

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Do you ever walk past the mirror and go “ACK!”
I did that this afternoon. Out of the corner of my eye I was shocked at what I saw… pale skin, wild whispies flying out my pony tail, crazy eyes…. oh yes, crazy…  and oh, what’s that? Yes, not one, but two pencils stuck in my [...]

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Oh Juliet… Julie, Julie, Julie. Your momma just doesn’t know what to do with you sometimes.
My beautiful 6 year old. She’s vibrant and animated and precocious. But Lordy, does she push me to my knees!
When I tell her she may not have another snack- she licks the food item to claim it for later.
Time to [...]

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Boxes…so many boxes… There was a good 3 hours this morning where I was completely locked into the dining room by piles of little girl clothes.
I’m making an attempt to clean up the shed and the girls’ closet. I cannot believe how much clothing we have accumulated over the past 6 years. And I know [...]

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Lots of people say that when the warm weather comes it makes them want to eat better, fresher, lighter foods.
I have never experienced this phenomenon. Keep the cookies and cake coming please!
But I really, really love fresh salsa. Especially when I don’t have to make it! When Craig and I worked together, everyone would go [...]

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Today’s the day. The confirming step. The day I stick this in the jar and leave it up to God.
Today is Kindergarten registration day.
Perhaps I’m overly dramatic (my husband finds me most confusing but this is scary for me the control freak. It’s all good though… I know that she’s supposed to go to [...]

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