Tag Archives: life

Getting Out of the Trenches

Clichés can be so annoying, but the problem is they’re clichés for a reason… because they’re usually true. One of my least favorites is “hindsight is 20/20.” Because it’s SOOOO true, and it’s so annoying that it’s true! Why can’t we just see what we’re going to see later when we’re in the moment? Why […]

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Diesel Update: Just About Mobile!

When Lula was a baby, I remember each little stage seeming to take forever before arriving. It seemed like decades before she would grab an object, then roll over, then roll back over, then push up on her knees, etc. Because every moment was new to us and because she was the only one we […]

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A Lovely Chaos Moment: Swaddled Toddlers and “Help” with Laundry

A lovely chaos moment. A single photo with little description capturing a moment of lovely chaos from the week. A moment that shows how even in the midst of chaos, life can be lovely…and often humorous. These moments are not staged or created for the picture. They are real moments of our life. Of course […]

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Diesel Update: 6 Months Old

Diesel is getting so big. He still seems so much bigger than Lula was at his age, and it's kind of hard to watch since I know he's my last one. He is about the sweetest and happiest baby I've ever seen. Sure…he cries, but it's usually when he's hungry or tired…never just because. He's […]

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A Lovely Chaos Moment: Makeshift Stroller for Three

A lovely chaos moment. A single photo with little description capturing a moment of lovely chaos from the week. A moment that shows how even in the midst of chaos, life can be lovely…and often humorous. These moments are not staged or created for the picture. They are real moments of our (your) life. A […]

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How We Dress. Tattoos…Of Course!

Lula is now sporting her very first tattoo…temporary, of course! Ever since she started noticing, she's been pointing to my tattoos and saying the word, then pointing to herself. Like, "Hey, Mom, where's my tattoo?!" She also calls band-aids and stickers "tattoo". So when I saw a rather large pack of temporary tattoos for $5 […]

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Sibling Rivalry: A Sequence of Events II

Mom: Ah…this is nice. You two look so cute, and you're being so sweet, Lula. Lula: What do you think, Mom? Is this sweet? Diesel: Mom! Help! Mom: Alright, Lu. Let him go. Lula: Poor Dies! Let me hold your hand. Is that better? Diesel: Ow, Lula! Quit pushing on my hand! Lula: What are […]

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I’m Just Sayin’…Get Over!

Road Etiquette 101: The right lane is for slower drivers; the left lane is for faster drivers. It's that simple. There's even a sign for it. And yet people just don't seem to remember this most basic of road rules…especially in the town I live in. Most of our city is comprised of four lane […]

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The Sweetest Gesture…Starbucks and Edward

The Starbucks that Jay and I frequent has started a new tip jar. Every day they have a vote. Customers leave their tips in one of two jars and vote for their favorite category of the day. This is a brilliant idea since people enjoy giving their opinion and supporting something they prefer. For example, […]

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