He Has Been Named

Due to our extreme indecision in naming this kid, you get a long blog entry justifying it all to announce what we finally decided.

Ily likes names that aren’t popular. I like names that aren’t really odd sounding, and we both kind of want them to have some ...

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small joys

Little small things that have picked up my spirits:

The baby started nursing! One of the things he needs to do is eat on his own regularly so I am happy he is making progress. We are one step closer to bringing him home.

We picked a name. For whatever ...

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Surprise!

We had a big surprise happen yesterday. After I got up in the morning I keep feeling like I was having small trickling “accidents.” Being 34 weeks pregnant, it was not entirely impossible that I could be having incontinence problems, but knowing that I kept going to the bathroom and ...

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The cutting of the hair

Last night I decided to give my scruffy boys haircuts rather than take them out to the pros. Whenever I think about taking them out to get haircuts, I then think “This costs as much as a babysitter for when we go on a date….let’s go on a ...

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Is the house the money pit or am I?

Just askin’.

We just spent money on a house. Then we spent money on fixing up that house. Then we found out we were pregnant and needed to buy some stuff for a baby since I just got rid of it all before we moved. So we spent money. Then ...

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The Dining Room transformation

Well, we finally removed wallpaper in the dining room. I am not in love with the wall color I picked yet, it is rather Murdock vs Elmo’s World-esque. I can assure you I won’t be painting it again anytime soon though. It will grow on me. Right now ...

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One car family

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We have become a one car family once again. The spring and cables that allow the garage door go up on Bryan’s side gave up the ghost and his car is trapped in the garage. It sure looks cute in there, but it isn’t very helpful ...

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Just thinking out loud a bit

Bear with me here as I share my random musings of the day.

In Sunday school we discussed if you can still make mistakes and sin even if you are keeping the commandments. I have decided you can definitely make mistakes. Some really big ones even. I do not claim ...

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Sweet Stuff and a happy Mother's Day

This weekend was a really nice weekend. Mother’s Day weekend has to be best with little kids around. It is so cute to see my kids actually be sweet instead of cranky or bickering. This was an amazingly mostly bicker free weekend too. I loved it.

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More pictures of house updates- finally

As budget and energy allow, we have been upgrading our house that was built in 1975. If you read a few months back, you would know the previous owners were older and the wife really liked pink and frilly stuff. I actually like pink, but not in the more permanent ...

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