I have been missing from the blog world for quite some time. Life is CRAZY-hectic around here. I’ve always said we function in Controlled Chaos. That statement grows truer and truer over time. Anyway, thought I’d share one of the things we’ve been doing.
See that cookbook on the left? My second daughter got it for […]

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So remember when you were little and used to wish that you had a robot that could do all your work for you? Or a button that you could push and the dishes were magically cleared, washed, dried, and put away? Yeah, I’m having one of those days. So instead of doing the mountain(s) of […]

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On his first day of Sunbeams (during his class), this little boy told his teacher he needed to use the bathroom. He’s not really potty trained yet, but occasionally he does tell me, so with the baby in one arm I took my three-year old by the hand downstairs to the bathrooms. We didn’t make […]

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One afternoon in the very recent past I ran out of the house dressed in these. Drawstring velour has to be the 2010 equivalent of elastic-waist polyester pants. I wear them because a) They were free and came in a bag of maternity clothes given to me by a kind soul. b) They fit my […]

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This boy loves chocolate milk. When he began speaking he called it cow-cow. Now our family all calls chocolate milk cow-cow. I’m sure you have similar words in your family. Please share them and help a friend of mine.
This is my amazing blog friend named Kimber. Her posts on Mental Maytag are always so refreshing […]

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The children were all finally in bed. I turned to Nate and asked, “Do you remember when we lived in Springville and you would come home from work? We’d eat dinner, I’d do the dishes, and we’d all go for a walk?”
He nodded.
I glanced at the clock showing 9 PM. “I’m still on the do […]

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Years ago in college, I watched an object lesson unfold in Relief Society. The teacher called a volunteer to the front of the room and proceeded to hand her book after book while she (the teacher) continued the lesson. As the volunteer’s stack grew more precarious, I wondered why she didn’t say, “Just a minute,” […]

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Many are bemoaning the recent heavy snowfall. However, I’m grateful for the storm. We need several more just like it if we want water enough for our summer crops.
Perhaps we could all learn a lesson from my children who played until well past dark enjoying the new snow. Today as they donned coats and boots […]

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There goes the junior hunter to rid the barn of some pests or maybe just do some target practice with his BB gun.
One year ago I pulled into a Cabela’s parking lot for the first time. (I’m behind the times, I know.) I got out of my car and started walking towards the door where […]

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