Monthly Archives: December 2012

Handmade Christmas 2012: Thermal Protection for Our Mothers

Although unintentional, we ended up with a bit of a theme for our mothers’ presents – protection from heat! For my mom’s morning tea, a mug rug! And for Nik’s mom’s hands’ protection, some potholders!

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Handmade Christmas 2012: Ornaments for My Siblings

This year, I made a Christmas decoration or ornament for each of my siblings’ families. For Eric and Meggan, Noah, Selah, Jonas, Ezra, and Violet, a green tree garland: trees in a tree! For Jon and Leah, Kaitlyn, and Maria, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends! We love you! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie and Baby B2 Joy to the world! The Lord is come; Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare him room, And heaven and … Continue reading

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Impeccable Timing

Just in time for Christmas… Ellie is cutting her two-year molars! And so we not only are anticipating a new baby, but we have a grumpy, slobbery, hand-chewing, not sleeping toddler on our hands. I knew those molars were going … Continue reading

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Is It Nesting If I’ve Been Planning to Do This For Weeks?

Today, I spent most of the day cleaning our upstairs.  I even swept/dusted the stairs on my way down.  Keep in mind we don’t use the upstairs – at all – in our daily lives.  My sewing room is up … Continue reading

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It’s time for a photo shoot!

We’ve taken almost every important set of milestone pictures in Sherwood Gardens so we didn’t want B2 to miss out! And so, I present to you, “Laura was very pregnant (38 weeks pregnant to be exact) with B2 so she, … Continue reading

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Favorite Books of 2012: Fiction

I’m not quite going to hit 2011’s mark of books read (almost 150) but I’m going to come close (almost 125!).  I track my reading on Goodreads.  So if we’re not friends there, you should join me! Here are my … Continue reading

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