Month: July 2010

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Impromptu Picnics

This is a picture of a little impromptu morning picnic next to a Starbucks parking lot…seriously, you can’t see it here, but we are on a rather long strip of grass at the far end of a parking lot. We were supposed to be blueberry picking. I actually had promised my grandmother I’d bring her…

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A Mother’s Time: So Rarely Her Own

I cut this out of the paper on Sunday…while I may have not visited the beach recently this picture is SO my life…Yours too? The funniest thing was that this morning, Scott gave me a “free time” pass while he made breakfast for the girls. I grabbed my computer, ran upstairs to our bedroom and…

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D-Day 2

Day 2 of the diet here and I’m feeling pretty good! My husband said in the 10 years he has known me this is the most committed he’s ever seen me in regards to losing some weight and changing my eating habits. (If you’re wondering about this picture it is of a great big bounty…

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D-Day (“D” As in Diet, That Is…)

So, I started a diet today. An “Official’ diet. The “Flat Belly Diet”. Sounds nice, a flat belly, doesn’t it? I thought so. I’ve never actually dieted before…I’ve thought about it, sometimes so intently for several days in a row, enough to convince myself that I was legitimately doing something to lose the leftover 10+…

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Double the Trouble, Double the Fun

  “ELLA. NO!!! Those are MINE” ( fighting over Cherrioes spilled on the floor…who knew that was a hot commodity?). “ELLA. NO!!! That is MINE” (Any given book, toy or general household object at any given moment of the day. Usually an object that Ava has NEVER had an interest in until Ella is holding…

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2 Mommas + 4 Children= Utter Chaos

Yes, yes, I did it again…I took the girls to Wegmans for lunch.  (For those of you who don’t know what Wegmans is– it is an incredible grocery store that carries everything you can imagine, has childcare for children 3-7 (though now that my daughter is 3 she refuses to go in, but that’s another…

Finding Joy in the Journey

Finding Joy in the Journey

I woke up this morning with the same sort of nagging ambivalence and slightly pessimistic attitude that I wake up with on many mornings. It goes something likes this, especially if the girls wake me up instead of my waking up on my own account, “Oi, here we go again.” I wish I didn’t feel…

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Busy Busy Summertime

My only excuse for blogging less frequently is that it is summertime, which translates to longer days and more time outside. For us it has also translated into busy, busy, busyness as well! Here is a rundown of our weekends since Memorial Day… Memorial Day Weekend: ran the 1/2 marathon, also Scott’s dad’s birthday weekend…

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The Wheels on the Bus

A while back Ava was going through a stage in which her ABSOLUTE FAVORITE song was “The Wheels on the Bus.” Well, about that same time my hubby coined a phrase that was used particularly in the evening, right around 8 o’clock or so, but sometimes earlier in the day. When all heck started to…

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Two is Better than One, BUT…

Alright, so I’m not sure exactly how to say this without coming across like I don’t love one of my children…BUT, it’s just been Ella and I around here all week and…well…life has been awfully quiet! and easy to clean up after! and ALL of the laundry in the house is washed (not quite folded…