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Girls in Blue Dresses

“There is no better friend than a sister…” These little girls are the best of friends. They love to dress alike, and it makes it easier for Mommy as well. I get asked all the time if they are twins… (??) I always think that’s a little strange considering the height difference. Sister Love. I […]

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Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year from our house to yours! Hors d’oeuvres from our New Year’s party. Ava and I made frozen sugared cranberry skewers for our drinks. She kept saying, “Oh, it’s so pretty, Momma!” Cranberry Spritzer 4 cups 7-Up 2 cups Cranberry Cocktail Juice 2 cups Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider Fresh cranberries, to garnish 9:15 p.m. […]

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Joy.

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A Pink Christmas

Early Christmas morning… the coffee is brewed, the candles are lit, the carols are playing softly in the background. It’s finally time for 2 very good little girls to open their long-awaited presents. The big gift this year was the one that their Daddy lovingly spent long hours building for them. ┬áBoth he and I […]

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Decking the Halls

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” -Burton Hillis This was the first year that Ava really understood and enjoyed decorating the tree. Last year she wanted to play with the ornaments, and she cried each time we took them away […]

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Sunshine and Crispy Leaves

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” – William Allingham Saturday was raking day at our house. It was a perfect, crisp day for leaf jumping. We raked the leaves into a big pile at the bottom of the hill, and the neighbor boys […]

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Happy Autumn

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The Nursery

We’re in the process of moving Little Bear out of the nursery and into her big sister’s room. I’ve always loved the idea of my girls sharing a bedroom… probably because I always wished that I had a sister to share a room with when I was growing up. I was quite lonely for nighttime […]

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All Things Bright & Beautiful

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Summer Visitor

Our dear friend, Holly, came for an 8 day visit at the end of June, and it was so wonderful. We had decided ahead of time to just relax and not plan too much stuff to keep us going the whole time. We wanted to enjoy the lazy summer days and just play with the […]

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