Category Archives: Kiddos

kids and their tree

I’m pretty sure we have the cheapest, least realistic Christmas tree on the block.  Probably in the whole neighborhood.  (We did discover it — nicely packed into its box — while dumpster-diving years ago in Albuquerque.)  But with young kiddos, … Continue reading

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spidey turns four

Our firstborn son turned four over the weekend!  Yesterday morning we woke up to a winter wonderland, and he was so excited when I casually observed that it looked like about four inches of snow had fallen. “Four??  I’m four, … Continue reading

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goings on {a week in photos}

Whew. The last three months have been a blur.  The last three weeks have been even fuzzier.  It started in early September with visits from three sets of family (which was awesome!) … and shortly after that, out of the … Continue reading

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a family visit {only two months late}

I spent a few minutes yesterday going through photos on the computer from the past year.  I came across pictures from two months ago, when we enjoyed visits from my brother and his family, Eric’s sister and her family, and … Continue reading

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pumpkin tomato soup

I am a serious pumpkin addict.  During pumpkin season, I rarely let a day go by where I don’t make or consume something with pumpkin in it.  I recently bought a bunch of pie pumpkins for 25 cents a pound … Continue reading

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the summer in (eric’s) photos

Currently, I have four new recipes scribbled down and photo-documented, ready to post to the blog.  And two partially written posts are saved as drafts (and have been that way for weeks.)  But since my blogging consistency seems to be … Continue reading

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ten signs you *might* be sleep deprived

How would I know anything about sleep deprivation? 😉  (In case you’re actually wondering this, let me tell you…) All of our kids are fairly good sleepers, I’d say.  They’ve all had their “phases” where they might have a rough … Continue reading

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first foods & first snow

Today, Baby Shepherd is seven months old.  Seven!  We woke up this morning to a dusting of snow on the ground, so I dressed him appropriately in his “Mr. Ice Guy” fleecy outfit. Just this week he’s started sitting up … Continue reading

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for real {laundry vs. apple pie}

Lest anyone dare to think that I have it all together and my priorities are perfectly in order… This is the current state of my clean laundry: And this is what the kids and I spent half the morning working … Continue reading

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forever parenting

I recently started reading Paul David Tripp’s book, Forever, and I’ve been painfully reminded of how often I suffer from “eternity amnesia.”  In this broken and harsh world, it’s easy to forget that we are eternal beings who are created … Continue reading

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