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checking in as i’ve been checked out.

I think every time I will face a busy season, I’ll most likely declare that “this one is the busiest YET!”.  No matter how I’ve tried to simplify/streamline, like most

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scaling back. The journey of living with less is going to be a continual and constant effort to keep in check.  Before Christmas, I got rid of 2 garbage bags of the kids’ toys and shifted some

interrupting this silence …

Hello, friends! It’s been quiet over here for a this past bit, and no (sad face) that does not mean I’ve had the baby yet!  We are 38 weeks along – literally, nearing the end and

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Over here, lately, there’s been much going on.  So much so … I think I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.  More of a “things” post, as opposed to

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i d a h o I can’t believe it … we are less than one week away from our departure to go on vacation!  Woo-hoo!!  For the last two weeks, we completely weren’t positive we would be

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b a b y How can we already be at the 20 weeks mark?!  Seriously, I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy is going … at moments, it makes me wonder what I’m doing with my time.

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Goodness. Since I started blogging, I don’t think I have ever had a quiet spell this long between posts.  Lately it’s been a learning/growing/patience building spell(!) and quite

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nail polishing. I am not one to be known as “loving to paint my nails” as I really like think seeing a natural nail is just as beautiful.  But lately, it’s been nice to add a bit of

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1. fried eggs 2. what a typical weekday (not cleaning days) look like over here 3. making shortbread (and eating it!) 4. finally got them happy outside, then they didn’t want any pictures

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c a n a d a  d a y This year we decided to lay-low when it came to our nation’s birthday.  Instead of fireworks, we made our own fire down in Fish Creek Park and hung out.  We

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This weekend’s surprise party had been coming for a while.  Not only had it been consuming all my extra time running errands, contacting vendors and guests, etc … it was eating up

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MEALS. Meal planning is still really new to me.  I’m the type of person that LIKES to be creative at 4pm and “whip” up something with the ingredients that we have.

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Nesting.All I can say is … poor Matt.  I’m at it again.  Cleaning floors like nobody’s business.  “Needing” to have every single room in order before this

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DONUTS! There’s something about a homemade donut that speaks right into my soul…my very weak soul that exerts no self control!  I even made a rule with Matt (for my sake entirely)

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Mothers Day It’s not every weekend that we get to pamper our Mom and Gramma a little (or them let us do the pampering!).  On Saturday, my sis and I set up my Gramma’s sunroom for

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1. & 4.  even though there’s snow outside, there is some bright life inside. 2.  love this old mug.3.  sleepless nights – Judah is definitely battling teething

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Cold Break I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging this week because of a stinkin’ cold that is hanging on ever so slightly.  Thankfully, Judah nor Matt got it and I’m almost

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Money Matters Due to our busy week, it’s been a bit quieter over here (blogging).  Matt and I have been taking a financial course (running Monday-Thursday evenings) which adds that

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Weekend Naps … Matt’s got this rule for the weekends (the ones he isn’t working, at least).  His “rule” is that we must schedule enough time for a nap in between

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Here are some (random) smatterings of what’s been going on over here … House for … SOLD! What a relief it is to have our flip-property sold!  After being on the market for almost 6

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Since mid-last week, we’ve been fighting colds over here.  I haven’t picked up my camera much, but here are a few shots of what some of this last week of life has looked like

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The past few hours before last night’s slumber I spent playing catch-up at home.  With all the business going on around us lately, housework has been put on the backburner …

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Has it EVER been a busy time!  From the first week of June, until this last weekend, we have been going going going!!  Like I mentioned in my last post, new things, changes, busyness. 

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After my breakfast (tried this french toast recipe today…yum!), a bit of cleaning up, a pleasant visit with my midwife, lunch with my beautiful friend, a long afternoon nap, grocery shopping