Category Archives: love

Cutest Family Ever (and the dress in action)

Yesterday, Ellie decided that she wanted to wear her new dress so I took the opportunity to take a couple pictures of her in it. twirling fun! I also decided to wear my matching skirt, particularly after realizing I had … Continue reading

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Eight to Celebrate Seven!

Today, Nik and I are remembering seven wonderful years of being married.  To help celebrate, here are eight pictures, one from each year, plus a bonus! 2007, on a sunset cruise in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (during our honeymoon) … Continue reading

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“Children of the Same Family”

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply:… from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen P.S. Clearly someone forgot to … Continue reading

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With Love From Our Family To Yours

Come over and we’ll share our cute cake with you! 🙂 (This is my favorite easy delicious chocolate cake recipe.  One batch is perfect for a round cake pan.)

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Close the Door of Hate and Open the Door of Love All Over the World

Merry Christmas!! We love you all! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie and Mark Christmas Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness … Continue reading

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Folding Laundry (shades of “Journal of Best Practices”)

Here’s how I like to fold laundry, in my ideal world. First, I sort it into piles – Ellie, Mark, Nik, Laura, bath towels, sheets, kitchen (wash clothes, towels), napkins, etc.  (I didn’t do this initial step until I had … Continue reading

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Happy 6th Anniversary to Us!

We’ve been married six years! Hooray! To celebrate, Nik made me a heart pizza at our covenant group’s end-of-year potluck.  Then I cut it up and ate it. (Lots of puns about hearts followed.) I love you Nik!  I’m so … Continue reading

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An Early Mother’s Day Tribute

To my mother, my mother-in-law, my sister, my sisters-in-law, and all the other mothers in my life, here’s my Mother’s Day gift to you: (Obviously, I can take no credit for this video.  Check out the other cadamole videos – … Continue reading

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Jumping On The “Sibling Day” Band Wagon A Day Late

Better late than never right? I love you Eric, Jon, Chris, and Rachel!! And just to prove that we know how to smile nicely when we want to –

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Love to you all! And yes, we really did take that picture ourselves, on a fun little trip we took to Orlando, in late December 2008.  That was our trip that went like this, “We have to use these vouchers … Continue reading

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