Category Archives: Memories

I Wonder if They’ll Remember This?

We are at the Farm this week. We’re wearing ourselves out, and having fun, and doing All The Things. The other day I went for a ride on Great Big Mable with my older girls. That’s this thing, if you’re … Continue reading

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A Wrestling Meet, a Birthday, Some Great-Grandparents, and Disney World

Warning: This post has a lot of photos in it. I can’t help it. We are on vacation, and in the past week we’ve watched a cousin compete (and win 5th place!) in his HS State Wrestling tournament, had a … Continue reading

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All That I Hoped It Would Be

I have always tried my best to be a thoughtful gift-giver, and now that I have kids, my investment in giving good gifts has increased exponentially. I want them to love the gifts. I want their gifts to encourage lots … Continue reading

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This time of year always makes me so sentimental. It makes me think of family. Holidays past. Traditions. I think tradition is really the key to my nostalgia at this time of year. There are certain traditions that my family … Continue reading

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Sewing Past and Present

Miss has really been into sewing for the past couple of weeks. A few days before we left to come to my parent’s house, she said she wanted to get a “Princess Starglow” (yellow star-shaped princess character from a Care … Continue reading

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The Iowa State Fair

Someone once wrote a book titled something like “1000 Things to do Before You Die.”  I don’t know who wrote it or what 999 of the things in the book are or whether I’ve done any of those things, but … Continue reading

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Making Memories

We were in recovery mode today.  Yesterday we partied hard with our friends.  This statement takes on a whole new, yet still quite accurate meaning when you consider that “we” is in reference to four adults with our six children … Continue reading

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Memories in a Box

When I was a little girl I loved to go to my Grandma’s house.  She had a jewelry box full of costume jewelry that she let me play with to my heart’s content.  I would go back to her bedroom … Continue reading

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The Tantrum

Last week my husband worked nights and Miss didn’t nap.  That wasn’t the best combination, and we had a few rough points during the week.  It reminded me of another time my husband was working nights and Miss had her … Continue reading

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Recently, Miss has been showing a real interest in helping me in the kitchen.  Every night she comes in and asks to help me make dinner.  I love this. Not only does she learn some good stuff, about cooking and … Continue reading

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