Monthly Archives: September 2013

Halloween & Christmas Gifts Right Here

I’ve got some fun family gift ideas for you today for both Halloween and Christmas. You’ve probably seen the PDF files for the Holiday Conversation Cards & Lunchbox Jokes in the Big D &  Me etsy shop – each set … Continue reading

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Sesame Street Scavenger Hunt

In one of the more ironic twists of my life, I am now babysitting for the middle school band instructor. I know. Maybe we should not let him or his wife know about all the band bashing that has been … Continue reading

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It’s Here…

It’s here…   as well as 12 pages of band rules… required parent volunteer hours in the concession booth which requires a food safety class on a Saturday afternoon… and the herd of dying elephants running through my house at … Continue reading

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We’re Off to See the Wizard…

The wonderful wizard of oz! Because, because, because, because, because… Because of the wonderful things he does! This weekend I am taking my family to go see The Wizard of Oz – IMAX 3D! I know..I’m so excited. You know … Continue reading

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Anyone for Tennis?

Anyone for tennis? Wouldn’t it be nice? My 8 year old has played tennis on and off for the last year and really enjoyed it. My 4 year old decided she had been carted around to enough sports events and … Continue reading

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Do You Ever…

Do you ever sit down for an hour looking through recipe books, figure out a meal plan for the week, go to the store and buy your groceries, only to return home only to discover that you cannot find your … Continue reading

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London – Day 1

My sister Kelly gave our Europe trip to my son as a gift so she could share her love of travel with him. As an added bonus, she let me come too (score!). Alex and I flew to New Jersey … Continue reading

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Adoption Letter

We have been pretty open with our kids about the adoption process we are going through – the paperwork we have to fill out, travel arrangements that are to be made, saving our money, and much more. We haven’t sat … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Rice

I recently discovered this recipe for chicken fried rice from Iowa Girl Eats and it’s delish. She has the recipe with step by step pictures instructions which are perfect. Since I was going for easy one night I used the … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

We are laboring it up in these parts today…   Have a great one!

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