11 Days ‘Til Christmas (Break) Peppermint Fudge

11 Days ‘Til Christmas (Break) Peppermint Fudge

Eleven days 'til Christmas and my true love gave to me... A giant bowl of peppermint fudge and diabetes. Sing it with me! I know. Another recipe? I heard you over there all, "Yesterday was a recipe. Where are the kids?" Well, the kids are having their mother drive...

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12 Days ‘Til Christmas

12 Days ‘Til Christmas

We have 12 days left of crazy straight out run and then... BREAK!!! I don't know who is more excited, me or the kids. In the next 12 days I thought I would center my posts around things that make this nutty season a little easier for us right now. Let me start with...

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We Made It

We Made It

So this Monday morning we all look a little like this... At this point I can't even remember what Friday looked like. Something about one child being upset about call backs and basketball practice and late dinner after waiting for four hours for my tires to be rotated...

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Christmas Ain’t Christmas

Christmas Ain’t Christmas

Well folks, we're here. It's not even December and I'm ready for my annual Christmas post. To quote Donkey, "Mama always says Christmas ain't Christmas 'til somebody cries...and it's usually me!" Tis the dang season for sheer and utter chaos. Plus, there is...

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Jesus Come Soon!

Jesus Come Soon!

Last night I went to bed thinking about Mom and the the heat in her house continually breaking, Jack asking Santa for Christmas pajamas that say, "Never Give Up," Hanan's auditions, washing Bria's lucky shirt before her next test, what the next set or orders might be...

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Thankful

Thankful

It seems as you get older, every year seems a bit harder. People we love pass away. The kids are growing up too fast. Still, we have so much to be thankful for every single day. This Thanksgiving we were shown just how thankful we are with a big heart shaking...

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We’re Facebook Famous!

We’re Facebook Famous!

My apologies for not posting in forever. My long-term substitute position has come to a bittersweet end. I do love those kids. I can't believe I was terrified to walk into the fifth grade for a solid quarter. Before school started, I put up a bulletin board...

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Six Years

Six Years

Six years ago I stepped off a plane. I was soaked with pee and stained with tears. I had an eye infection and was exhausted to my core. This was my view... Six years ago today Jack met his family for the first time. He went straight for Grandma.  Tonight, we will...

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Our Ohana

Where do we start? We are a Navy family, constantly on the move finding the wind in our sails. Ray is the web designer, woodworker, scientist and sailor. B is the writer, bus driver, cook, tutor, housekeeper, substitute teacher and well lots of other things too.

We have big girls in band, cross country and all things high school, a very bossy nine year old into soccer and swimming, a quietly loud eight year old boy who has a love for all things lego and two funny, loving puppies.

There’s lots to do and so much fun. We count our many, many blessings daily.

Stay tuned… things might get interesting with our misadventures in parenting!

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