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One Little Monkey

...holds a lot of memories.

I am doing some cleaning up and cleaning out around the house. Admit it. You're jealous of my rockin' start to the unofficial kick off to summer, right? :)

With both kids occupied downstairs, I took the opportunity late this afternoon to sneakily clean out the 'stuffed animal' farm we have in our toy room. If you have kids and

May 23rd, 2014 0 comments after effects, live, the move

Goodbyes (Still) Stink

One of the post-move things that will always rip my heart out is watching my kids say goodbye to their extended family after spending time with them.


Goodbyes are not fun.

At all.

They weren't fun when we first left to move here, and they still aren't fun about two years in.

Grace is a hot mess. She is very, very good about giving

August 24th, 2013 0 comments after effects, the move

I Cannot Take the Heat

We're fresh off our first meet the family somewhere in the country so no one has to continually burn all their vacation days and dollars on a trip to Oregon, Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Nothing wrong with any of those spots, naturally, but isn't it more fun to meet somewhere different so everyone gets to travel? :)

We met my parents and my brother and

August 24th, 2013 0 comments after effects

A New Time Zone


I can't sleep past 5:30 a.m. yet. I hope that changes reallllllllly soon.

It's ok though, because Gavin is up to keep me company. He trots into our room anywhere between 4:30 and 5:00. On the other end, he falls asleep between 7:15 and 7:45. He actually laid himself down on the couch and fell asleep last night. First time ever.

Kenny and Grace

October 28th, 2011 1 comment after effects, the move

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