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5 little things that make me happy 1.  Watching Annie on DVD with Zoe & Ana. (Although I was repeatedly told to stop singing.) 2. Pajama days. 3. 60 degree November days. 4. Glade Merry Citrus Melody scent. (our whole  house smells fruity). 5. Pumpkin flavored anything (pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, pumpkin latte…….)

Anything else you want me to do?


I’ve been a stay at home mom now for over 9 years.  Each year the girls have been in school… the more I’ve been volunteering.  Usually I’ve been a class mom for one or both of the girls’ classes.  This is the first year since Zoe was 3 that I’m actually NOT a class mom.  […]

Hoping our iMac will get well soon


While  in the middle of writing something the computer screen suddenly become one big pixelated checker board. I turned it off and on.  Then it was a screen covered in stripes.  Kind of like those stripes on baby blankets everyone gets for thei newborns. Then the screen went completely white.  A sad lonely desolate white. […]

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5 little things that make me happy 1. Tootsie Rolls 2. Watching the cats chase after fallen leaves as they are being blown in little whirlwinds. 3. A late morning nap when you have a headache. 4. Zoe’s slow but noticeable improvement as she practices her violin. 5.  This video… because the Holderness family is […]

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  Getting into the classroom and seeing the kids excited about art. 2. Matinee Club. 3.  Heated car seats. 4. Sangria with my sister-in-law. 5.  Zoe’s blog post from today.

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  100 on a spelling test (see… studying DOES help) 2. Crossing things off of a to do list. 3. natural bliss Sweet Cream coffee mate creamer. 4. Being able to read my kindle books on whatever device I have with me and being able to sync up […]

Crumb Books


Oh Ana….  you keep me thinkin’. Ana got off the bus today.  She ran into the house just like every other day… yelling whatever was the most exciting thing for the day.  Sometimes it’s about scheduling a play date.  Sometimes it’s about an assembly.  Sometimes it’s about a drawing.  Sometimes I have no idea what […]

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  An entire weekend of Zoe & Ana playing nicely together (mentioned a couple times in a very quiet whisper voice for fear of ruining it). 2.  E-Z Pass 3.  The fact that Zoe & Ana BOTH can sit for a ridiculous amount of time exploring an owl […]

March 2015 plans for Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark


 “Countless adventures… One resort.” In June of this year (the weekend before school was out for the summer) we were invited to visit Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark.  We had a great weekend on the mountain… and were really interested to hear about the recent groundbreaking and plans for the new Camelback Lodge and Indoor Waterpark. A […]