Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ellie’s Birth Story (In Honor of Her First Birthday)

In honor of Ellie’s first birthday, I’m sharing her birth story with you.  It’s very long so my feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t read the whole thing!  If you want, you can skip down to the very end … Continue reading

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She’s One!

One year ago today, Ellie joined our family.  The past year has been so incredibly full of love and joy…and sleeplessness and frustration and some tears too.  We’re grateful for it all. Ellie is a wonderful little girl who makes … Continue reading

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Busy, Noisy, Loud, Love

We’ve been having a lot of fun around here.  Eric, Meggan, Noah, Selah, Jonas, Ezra, and Violet flew in Tuesday night.  After three days of fun, noise, and laughter, they left Saturday morning for New Jersey to visit Meggan’s family.  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, My Husband!

I promise that I didn’t forget to celebrate Nik’s 30th birthday (which was yesterday).  In fact, I was so busy pulling off a surprise 30th birthday party for him that I forgot to write a blog post about it! The … Continue reading

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I am related to Joe Flacco. (No, seriously, I am.)

Joe Flacco is my brother’s wife’s father’s cousin. Or in other words, Joey (as they call him) is my sister-in-law’s second cousin, once removed. They all grew up in South Jersey together. So that makes me related, right? 🙂 And, … Continue reading

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A Success (and I hope we never do it again)

We made it through the yard sale!  We were up until 11:00 the night before getting all the last minute things priced. Some of the stuff staged in the dining room the night before. We were up at 6:00 Saturday … Continue reading

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That’s only half of it! (And a couple other random thoughts)

There’s a bunch more in the basement too. Baltimore friends, feel free to join us on Saturday morning (the 17th), 8:00-noon.  Our trash could be your treasure! Too much to do.  No time to blog.  I just write the posts … Continue reading

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September Sewing: Babies, Babies Everywhere!

For instructions on how to make and use these cloth wipes, see this post! As you may have noticed, I sew a lot of flannel blankets for babies.  Thanks to the YoungLives blanket project, I’m completely out of flannel in … Continue reading

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Alaska, Summer 2011, Part 20: Cousins, Cousins, Cousins!

Part 20 in a series about our trip to Alaska in late June through mid-July, 2011. Although you may not have been able to tell so far in this series about our trip to Alaska, we spent lots of time … Continue reading

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A Glimpse

Ellie has been sick. Since Wednesday. With a stuffy nose that is sometimes really runny.  And I think itchy eyes (because she rubs them a lot). And a cough. And when you have all of that, it’s hard to nurse … Continue reading

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