Month: May 2012

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A Photo Re-Cap: Graduation and Turtles

As promised here are the highlights of last week (namely, Ava’s preschool graduation and our garden visitor!)…. Me with the girls right before Ava’s preschool graduation. Oh look, Ella is smiling nicely!   Dad with Ava   Grandpa (Scott’s dad), Aunt KK (Scott’s sister Caitlyn), Ella and myself waiting for graduation to start   The…

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Graduations, Turtles and the Stuff of Life

My oldest child graduated from preschool this week! Small stuff in some respects, I mean, after all, I didn’t even go to preschool…and thus did not receive the pomp and circumstance (hats and all) followed by a cookie reception, gifts, cards and flowers from parents and grandparents, videos, photographs, curled hair and new shoes. (Boy…now…

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Unfinished Business

    There is a lot of unfinished business in my life. You? Unfinished books (LOTS of them), 1/2 written blog posts, partially filled notebooks full of writing ideas, lists of movies I should see and books I want to buy, photo albums started, delicate laundry intended to be washed with the Woolite I need…

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Giveaway Winner and the Beauty of Honesty

Morning Friends, Hope you all are well in whatever neck of the woods you hail from! Buffalo is sunny and warm and birds are chirping everywhere today…a good day to tackle life. It’s a good thing too, because I needed an extra boost today. Ever feel like the stuff of life is just coming at…

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Mom Connection– Book Review and Giveaway!

  I Do you ever think back to the days when friendships seemed easy? Alright, maybe they were never completely easy, we are women after all…but, perhaps a bit easier.  Easier to tend to, to spend time on, to invest in…all making the friendships inherently more intimate and rich components of our lives. Those were…

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Laughter…the Best Medicine

The day started out a bit dreary. Ava has had a flulike virus for days, Buffalo weather has been a bit  blah (surprise!) and several night wakings from both girls left me feeling more than a bit slow even after my morning coffee. I typically carve out a couple of hours of writing time when…

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Firsts and Lasts: A Mother’s Song

I was tucking my oldest daughter into bed tonight; we said prayers, I tickled her arm, we talked about the events of the day and briefly touched on what we would be doing tomorrow… the usual bedtime stuff. “We have MOPS tomorrow sweetie.” “We do?” There was a time, earlier this year, when that would…