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5 little things that make me happy 1.  Watching American Idol as a family (it’s the first year we’ve done it). 2.  Listening to the girls talk while they don’t know I’m listening.  “Doing the laundry is pretty fun.”  “Look, that says ‘heavy duuuuty’.  Like doooody.” “Does that say deadly wash?”  “No… de-laaaayed wash” “BUUBBBBLLLLEEEESSSS”  […]

Grace in Small Things – 223

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5 little things that make me happy 1. Fresh paint on walls. 2. The smell of a new carpet. 3. A reliable “handyman” company with employees that are just honestly nice guys. 4. Ana’s odd love of time.  Knowing what time it is, announcing what time it is, telling how may minutes are left until […]

I’m going to consider it a milestone.

We missed the bus today. I know that might not sound like a milestone to you.  Maybe milestone is the wrong word. We have a first. Zoe is half way through the 4th grade… and it’s the first time we’ve ever missed the bus (without planning to). I’m pretty impressed with myself (and the girls).  […]

Grace in Small Things – 222

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  Cats with catnip toys. 2.  DayQuil & NyQuil 3.  PJ day, PJ day, PJ day 4.  $6 Movie day. 5. This video… it just makes me smile…

Wishing you the very merriest Christmas!

2014 Christmas Card

Is there something that tops animals singing Christmas carols?

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I don’t think so.      

Baby it’s cold outside…

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Another one of my favorite holiday things this year… Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé’s version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.  They just both sing so effortlessly… and they’re so darn cute singing it live for the first time… and even Indina Menzel can forget lyrics.   This video version is fun too.  The kids are […]

I don’t believe anyone likes fruitcake.

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I can tell you I don’t like fruitcake. Has anyone ever had a fruitcake they liked? Have a recipe that even sounds good?

Kitties love Christmas too…

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I’m just seriously hoping Emmett and Bailey don’t get any ideas from Simon!