Month: December 2009

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Merry Christmas!

Ending a beautiful and pretty perfect Christmas day…A few minor meltdowns by an over sugared 2 year old, but all in all, we had a wonderfully relaxing morning, the girls had a lot of fun, and it was nice to spend time with family but to be able to return to our home and put…

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Angelic Voices! Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Was watching Good Morning America during breakfast a couple of days ago and caught the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir singing “Angels We Have Heard on High” and it put a HUGE smile on my face. If you’ve read any of my recent posts, you’ll have picked up on the fact that I have been searching high…

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Not About the Presents

I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for silly cliches and plays on words. Here is one with a bit more reverent of a tone that struck me during church today; It’s not about the presents, but about HIS presence. I feel like I’ve been having a hard time really “feeling” the Christmas spirit.…

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Run and Be Thankful

So, after waking up a 4:45 this morning and not being able to fall back to sleep, I figured I should seize my unsleepy state to get the things done that I know I will not feel like doing later when I am sleepy…like running and writing. This is my second blog post of the…

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 Do you ever have one of those nights, or mornings, when you wake up for whatever reason (a crying teething baby, for example) and cannot, no matter what, get back to sleep? You start mulling things you are…

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Baking on the Counter

I had a brief moment of hesitation before posting this picture. I figured people would think one of two things when they saw it: 1. “My God, her child is on the counter, what the heck kind of house is she running over there?” OR 2. “Thank God, her child is on the counter. I’m…

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coming up for air

My sister’s baby was 11 days old yesterday when she called to ask me the following question while taking care of her 19 mo.old toddler and the baby for the first time alone: Her: Hey Me: Hey Her: So, why is that I feel like I’m barely keeping my head above water? Me: Because you…

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Is Santa Claus Coming to Town?

  Christmas is 11 days away and I still have mixed feelings about Santa Claus. Perhaps I always will. Here’s the thing; Santa was never a part of my life growing up and so I feel a) unsure how to do the whole Santa thing, and b)my parents told me that they never did Santa…

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One on One Time

Today was a blizzardy day here in Buffalo. Drafty, windy, snowy, cold…downright miserable outside. For many kids this meant a snow day, including Ava’s Aunt Caitlyn, who is 13. She called this morning as she was dancing around her kitchen because she was SO excited and wanted to make a snowman with Ava! All that…

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Movie Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

While I put off renting this movie because I had heard that it was “long” and “tedious” and “strange,” I finally gave into my curiousities about it and was glad that I did. While there is no denying that the movie is long, it is 160 minutes, I didn’t find its length to be a…