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This will be my last post on this blog. I have started a new one here on WordPress called Baby Dolls and Beer Bottles. It’s a new beginning for me and I hope you will let me share it with you…

If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.

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Everybody needs a bit of praise once-in-a-while. Her are a few things we can all add into our daily conversations with our children…


Way To Go


You’re Special






Well Done


I Knew You Could Do It

I’M Proud Of You



Nice Work

Looking Good

You’re On Top Of It


Now You’re Flying

You’re Catching On

Now You’ve Got It

You’re Incredible


You’re Fantastic

Hurray For You

You’re On Target

You’re On Your Way

How Nice

How Smart

Good Job

That’s Incredible

Hot Dog


You’re Beautiful

You’re Unique

Nothing Can Stop You Now

Good For You

I Like You

You’re Darling

You’re A Winner

Remarkable Job

Beautiful Work


You’re Precious

You’re Spectacular

Great Discovery

You’ve Discovered The Secret

You Figured It Out

Fantastic Job

Hip, Hip Hurray





You’re Important


You’re Sensational

Super Work

Creative Job

Super Job

Fantastic Job



You’re A Real Trooper

You Are Responsible

You Are Exciting

You Learned It Right

What An Imagination

What A Good Listener

You Are Fun

You’re Growing Up

You Tried Hard

You Care

Beautiful Sharing

Outstanding Performance

You’re A Good Friend

I Trust You

You’re Important

You Mean A Lot To Me

You Make Me Happy

You Belong

You’ve Got A Friend

You Make Me Laugh

You Brighten My Day

I Respect You

You Mean The World To Me

That’s Correct

You’re A Joy

You’re A Treasure

You’re Wonderful

You’re Perfect


A+ Job

You’re A-OK Buddy

You Made My Day

That’s The Best

A Big Hug

A Big Kiss

I Love You

Smile – It’s Worth 1000 Words

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Last Monday  ws Abby’s first day of First grade. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, bt I feel ill-equipped when I have no camera… even if I’m not sharing any pictures. Anyway we woke up super early and I made blueberry muffins (her first day of school breakfast request). She wore the cutest outfit and looked the part of a grade-school kid… no longer a kindergardner. I don’t know why this year is so much harder for me – maybe it’s that it’s “real” school now… she’s actually in a grade. Well, I took her to school and walked her in since it was her first day.

After school, I picked her up to take her to her after school care place. I don’t want her riding St. Mark’s bus the first day… after I picked her up we went to McDonald’s to get a chocolate milkshake before I took her on to St. Mark. We sat in the car for a while talking about school and she said (in a very grown-up serious voice) “Mommy, I  like first grade so much more than kindergarden” . Hahaha… that’s good. She was worried about having to “learn” too much in real school v/s kindergarden. Sweet girl. She is required to read for 20 minutes every night which is a good thig b/c we have trouble with her reading. She excells in just about every area of school except her reading ability. She can do it, she just doesn’t like to.

Anyway here she is on the first day of school. Doesn’t she look so big?

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I’m back and moved… I’d love to show pictures of the new apartment (which looks great) but my camera is dead. I’d also love to show pictures of Abby from her first day at school today, but my camera is dead. Oh, did I mention that my camera was dead? Yeah, a normal person would just plug it up… but I can’t because I have no earthly idea where in the heck the battery charger is. For that matter, I don’t have the slightest idea where my usb cable is. Who knew! I mean, I KNOW I packed that stuff, but I have no earthly idea where it could be.

Where is a psychic when you need one?

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I’ll be moving over the next few days and will have no internet access, so Ill try and update the blog sometime early next week. Have a great weekend and think about me (moving boxes) while you go about your normal activities.


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Genesis 1:26-31 (paraphrased from KJV)

So God created man in his own image…

in the image of God created he him

male and female created he them.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

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weekend fun…

I hope you know that I will not step foot in Target or WalMart or OshKosh this weekend… all the people hoping to save 75 cents will be out in masses this weekend shopping like maniacs b/c it’s back-to-school tax free weekend. No thank you! I am taking Abby to the store for some new tennis shoes, but that’s about it. We can go shopping another time when it’s not so crowded. Anyway, I do need to go out this weekend and see if I can find a bookshelf. I’d like to find something I can refinish… something old that needs a bit of TLC, so I’m going to hit my favorite little antique stores and thrift shops in hopes of finding a gem. I’ll paint it or stain it if need be, but I do want something wood and sturdy – not made out of partical board.

Another thing I’m doing this weekend is making memory boards to go over Abby and Maggie’s new beds at the apartment. I bought the stuff at Hobby Lobby the other day and want to get those done so that I don’t have tons of extra stuff to do when I move in (I know I haven’t talked much about “what’s going on” right now, but I’ll get into all that later). Anyway, if you don’t know what a memory board is, you can see a picture of one here and here and here. They’re a super cute way to display pictures and other momentos. Shannie said she’d help me put them together, so I may run out there at some point today to drink a few beers and work on the boards. The fabric I got is really cute… I’ll post a picture when I get them done.

Actually, I need to run out to Shannie’s anyway. Our friend Em just had a baby and I’m taking her a dish of lasagna for dinner this weekend. She just had her 3rd girl. Her poor husband… he’s outnumbered! That’s what we do when one of us has a baby or is going through hard times… we all make a meal and take it to the family in need. It’s a great way to show you care without buying a bunch of useless stuff for a gift. Besides, after having a baby, dinner is one less thing you should have to think about. Maybe I’ll make 2 dishes, so I can keep one too. Hmmm…..

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