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The Beauty of New England and the Beast

Spring is officially here in New England! Can’t you tell? We woke up to the warmth of our pellet stove, dressed in layers, pulled out the boots and hats, pressed the button on the remote car starter,  cleaned the car windows, and trudged through the freshly fallen snow in an attempt to make it through… Continue reading The Beauty of New England and the Beast

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Smoke Detectors, Dating and Poop; A Look at our First Home Study

“Mike, how many smoke detectors do we have?” “Mike, did you make sure all the outlets are covered? “I already cleaned the shower, why are you cleaning it again?” “Fire extinguisher? Do we even HAVE one of those?” “Did you bribe the children to act like reasonable human beings, not interrupt and stop fighting for… Continue reading Smoke Detectors, Dating and Poop; A Look at our First Home Study

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

A few weeks back Mike and I woke up at 4:30am to my car, in the driveway…up on four cinderblocks…missing all four tires! Yup, some son-of-a-“pardon my French” stole all four of my wheels and were so kind to leave behind four cinderblocks in their place. Yesterday, my yearly car inspection got a big OL’… Continue reading Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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“Dunkin’ Donuts Sunday” has a new addition!

My “middle” LITTLE, Danika LOVES donuts! SO much so that she has an entire wardrobe of “donut” clothes, hoards seemingly a million “donut” trinkets and even has been known to be called “DONIKA”, in the most loving way possible! So, about a year ago, our family started what we call “Dunkin Donuts Sunday”! Every Sunday… Continue reading “Dunkin’ Donuts Sunday” has a new addition!