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The Redheads

Dec 14 Comments

A short visit from the brother.

A short visit from the brother.

Tim and Courtney just recently moved across the country…and have been living with my family…while they renovate their apartment. THEY NEEDED A BREAK. They were hoping to attend a concert in Fort Wayne…and wondering if they could use the best babysitters west of The Fort while they did. So we turned it into a whole […]

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Miscellaneous Goofiness

Miscellaneous Goofiness

When Corban and Jaeda choose to love each other, they oooooze it on, making sure I hear every second of it. On this day, Corban insisted that Jaeda wear only the finest of clothes–his. So she sported a large I am a big brother shirt for this babysitting day. I think it went to her head, cuz she’s been […]

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Dec 12 Comments

A very happy Thanksgiving (once we got there)

A very happy Thanksgiving (once we got there)

We love to drive through Chicago to get to Wisconsin. Well, James loves to drive. I like to read, and I can read no matter which road we take. We left four hours earlier than usual so that we could get to their house before our usual midnight arrival. Sadly, we still arrived at 11pm! […]

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Dec 11 2 comments

Corban turned four!

Corban turned four!

Corban has apparently found out that being four means playing with Legos, not Duplos. I really thought we had another year, but once we did the Lego Scavenger Hunt at the library, he could barely bring himself to look at his Duplos. Okay, I totally exaggerate; he still played with them all the time but only because he didn’t have access to […]

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Dec 10 Comments

Just Like Daddy.

Just Like Daddy.

I like to claim at least a half part contribution to the adorableness of these children. Especially to all the folks who see just me and the kids out in public and wonder incredulously where they got their red hair. I mean, come on! But for as much as they are like me, they are oh-so […]

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Dec 9 6 comments

Pregnancy #3

Pregnancy #3

                        The difference between these two bellies is about ten weeks. And a seasonal wardrobe change. Brr is it chilly these days! The similarity is gifted clothing (thank you, neighbors!). And bent fingers since my nail biting problem has only gotten worse with every […]

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Dec 8 Comments

Playdough playdate.

Playdough playdate.

  All moms know that playdates aren’t for kids. They’re for us. But Jen and I wanted to have fun WITH our kids (and not just in spite of them;)). The kids and I had made some playdough for our homeschool babysitting day and whipped it out for this friend day. The colors have stayed separate […]

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The leaves have left.

The leaves have left.

They were up and came down. They were raked all around. They’ve been jumped in and squished. And were covered in snow mush. Now they’re gone, all gone. And all we have is brown lawn.

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Singing our ABCs

Singing our ABCs

This precious girl has grown in her love for music. If she’s not singing (any song under the sun), she’s playing the piano (and singing). If not playing the piano (and singing), she’s dancing with her daddy (or brother, in Daddy’s absence) while I play the piano and sing. Can we just pause to say that high […]

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Nov 9 2 comments

When family photos represent every day but today.

When family photos represent every day but today.

A couple Thursdays ago, I was deliberately picking out shirts, pants, and accessories that would compliment each other without being too matchy-matchy. The large back of our couch held each family member’s items so that as I walked by, I could rearrange, pull off, and start over. I decided to use Jaeda’s “dots sweatshirt,” per […]

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