bereaved parents

When Dreams Come True

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Jason and I took Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University”class recently.  All I can say is literally every person should take this class at some point in their existence.  There would be no financial issues on this earth or in any government.  Just sayin’. That being said, one of our cash envelopes is set aside each […]

affairs

Sweet Chorus of Chaos!

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Setting:  Suburbia, one of the best towns to live in USA, kitchen/nook/great room, 36 animal flash cards strewn about, 37 large Lego’s also strewn, 2 baskets of clean unfolded laundry, one counter top covered with after school paraphernalia, another counter top covered in veggies for food prep, cup stacking mat and florescent green cups in […]

Body of Christ

Guest Blogging

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My friend Katie Wetherbee interviewed me a while back and is now posting the interview in parts over at her blog.  I wanted to share the link so you could head over to her blog.  It was encouraging to me to answer questions, rather than write or speak about it as I usually do.  Something […]

Bevy

A Fun Opportunity

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So, I’m getting ready to re-launch my non-profit organization, Bevy, so I have been cleaning up some of my accounts.  I had neglected Twitter for several months because, well, frankly, I’m on Facebook more and hadn’t really learned the ins and outs of Twitter…still don’t really know them… Anyway, yesterday I was updating my Twitter […]

dumb things people say

Gender Fender Bender

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I am pretty worked up about an article I read via Facebook, via Tiny Prints, via Parenting.com First of all, as many of the fans of Tiny Prints pointed out, stick with making great prints and cards, skip the other agendas.  Their job is to make paper look great.  So, here’s the article.  And here […]

abundant life

Trekking Around the World

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Remember this? It’s been a while.  I wouldn’t expect you to, but I sure do.  One night, 5 years ago last November, we had gotten some yummy Chinese take-out and were sitting in Noah’s room at The Children’s Hospital.  As we finished up and started cracking open our fortune cookies, I grabbed one and said, […]

being real with God

And by "Busy" I mean…

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This guy keeps me on my toes. He’s napping now which has allowed me this brief moment to post a few pics and random thoughts. This is his cupboard. See.  He actually sleeps in there.  Kidding, kidding!  But it is his cupboard where, if he’s not reading a book, throwing the dog her ball, trying […]

Emilyism

Prego shots…

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Here you go. Belly shots. I am in my 31st week and these are my first pictures. I don’t know why I haven’t taken any yet…maybe it’s because in general, I don’t take a ton of pictures of myself or maybe it’s because I feel so large that documenting my ‘largeness’ just isn’t that appealing. […]

Gingerbread

Noah’s Ark Gingerbread DIY

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This is a picture of a truly balanced diet…especially the foam ball in the center… A little architectural brainstorming… We used the Joy of Cooking Gingerbread House recipe, along with the Royal Icing recipe from the same cookbook. A glimpse of what is to come… Warming the Tootsies for forming into animals… Oh, you’ll see […]

friendship

Just another sinus Sunday…

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I finally chose not to wear eye makeup to church yesterday. You’d think I had learned a long time ago…I was just too sad to attempt application. At least I cleared out my sinuses…You know that book about the kid with the “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day”? Well, that’s how yesterday started, and […]