The Year That I Forgot How Old I Was and We Ended Up With Twins

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It was a few days before my birthday in May 2008 and Scott and I had the following conversation.

J: I can’t believe I am turning 35 this weekend. S: What?!? J: Yeah, 35 is so old. S: Are you kidding? You are already 35. J: No, I am 34…wait I am 35. Oh . . . → Read More: The Year That I Forgot How Old I Was and We Ended Up With Twins

Work, Life and Trying Not to Fall Over

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Last fall I started the planning process for a new project. A steering team was assembled and a kick-off meeting was scheduled for the first week of December. The team spent 3 days with consultants and we left with a long list of requirements for the new project. We continued streamlining the project plan . . . → Read More: Work, Life and Trying Not to Fall Over

How Do You Do It Mom

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I was unloading the dishwasher Saturday afternon and Juliana was sitting at the kitchen table eating a snack. She looked up and said, “How do you do it Mom?” How do I do what I replied. “How are you such a good mom? You always give us what we need without asking. You always . . . → Read More: How Do You Do It Mom

Not Your Typical Love Song

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Do you and your significant other have a song? Whether it was the song that played for your first dance on your wedding day or a song that reminds you of the time period when you first met; it’s a song that makes you think of each other.

Scott and I have a song, . . . → Read More: Not Your Typical Love Song

The Long Easter Weekend

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Tomorrow will be the final day of the 5-day weekend for the children. Juliana told me that she wishes that there was school tomorrow, so either the last 4 days have been boring or too much fun – let’s go with the later.

Although I wasn’t able to take any time off work, we . . . → Read More: The Long Easter Weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy

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Two weeks ago I sat down to write a summary of 2014. As I started to think about everything that happened last year I realized that I never posted our Halloween story. So instead of an end of year summary, I give you Halloween 2014 in January 2015.

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It started in the summer, . . . → Read More: Guardians of the Galaxy

Christmas Penguin PJs – 2014 Family Edition

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Continuing our tradition of special pjs for Christmas morning, there were new pjs again this year. When I found the perfect penguin pjs for Juliana I was thrilled and ordered 3 sets. Then I noticed that there was an adult version as well so I added that to my shopping cart. I was about . . . → Read More: Christmas Penguin PJs – 2014 Family Edition

2014 Family Photos

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A few weeks ago we met our friend MichelleĀ at a local park to take new family photos. We lucked out with a rare day of sunshine and warmer temperatures so we were able to reward smiles with a trip to the playground after photos.

This picture of the boys is one of my new . . . → Read More: 2014 Family Photos

Thanksgiving Mornings

Every year I procrastinate, where are we eating on Thanksgiving? There is never a clear answer because nothing feels right. It’s been 13 years since my Grandmother sold the house in Erie and I haven’t spent a Thanksgiving there in twenty years, but when I think of where I am supposed to be on . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving Mornings

Teamwork

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Recently the boys have been more double trouble than double the fun. When they are together, they are loud and wild and get each other more and more wound up until someone gets hurt. Yesterday the boys were playing loudly in their room when Ruslan started to cry. I went upstairs and Ruslan told . . . → Read More: Teamwork