Tons of life updates

Tons of life updates

Hi everyone!  I missed you!  Although stepping back from the blog has given me room to breathe, I won’t pretend I don’t miss it.  I love sharing my life with you all, and love the comments that come as well.  So I’m jumping on here today to update you on what’s been going on around here.  And yes, I know I owe you a recap of our camping trip earlier this month.  Just SO MANY pictures to sort through! Reagan-Mommy…

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Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth (and our weekend getaway)

Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth (and our weekend getaway)

I want to start this post out by apologizing for falling off the face of the earth last week.  I’m having a bit of an inner conflict when it comes to the blog, and last weekend I was about to shut the whole thing down.  Luckily Nathan talked me down off the ledge, and convinced me that I should keep it (but maybe scale back on the posting frequency at least for the time being).  I read all of your…

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States I have visited

States I have visited

When looking for a fun blog post, I came across the idea of listing all the states you have visited.  And while I haven’t seen nearly as many as Nathan – I think he’s been to 44/50 – I’ve done some fun traveling in my life!  So here goes… Maine – Nathan and I spent 2 weeks at Acadia National Park in October 2010, and it was our last big trip before Graham was born.  It was such an amazing…

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5 things that help us get out the door on-time

5 things that help us get out the door on-time

School mornings are complete chaos.  I don’t care if your kids are babies and in daycare or teenagers in middle/high school.  Getting out the door in the mornings can be so hard!  I remember when the kids were babies and I was going back to work after maternity leave.  Trying to balance “what time will they need to eat?” with “do I have enough changes of clothes and diapers/wipes?” was enough to drive me crazy.  And as they have gotten…

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21 pictures from the last 4 days

21 pictures from the last 4 days

Hello everyone and happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We are having an Indian Summer over here after a few weeks of cooler temps, and I am anxiously awaiting the REAL start of fall (although Nathan reminded me today to not wish away these warm days – he knows how much I despise the winter)!  And with that, I’m going to leave you with 21 pictures from the last 4 days. Thursday involved TONS of food, as I…

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How our eating styles have evolved

How our eating styles have evolved

Nathan and I have been married almost 12 years (October 29th is our anniversary) and during that time our eating style has done a complete 180.  When we first met we both lived alone, and to say our cooking was eclectic is the understatement of the year!  Nathan had about 3 meals he could cook (bean burritos, fajitas, and spaghetti) and I pretty much lived off of cheese, crackers, and sausage.  I’m not lying!  The first time I invited him…

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Let’s Catch Up

Let’s Catch Up

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is going well.  We are quite busy over here, trying to get used to our new routine now that school is in session.  But the kids are thrilled with their schools and teachers so it’s all smiles over here 🙂  I wanted to catch you up on what we’ve been doing over here, so let’s jump right in! First day of school!  Armed with carefully selected outfits, new backpacks, full bellies – it was…

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Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

I know I’ve mentioned before that our garden produced a TON of tomatoes this year.  So many that we ate them until our bellies became sick of them, gave a bunch away, made salsa, attempted tomato sauce, and yet STILL had tons leftover.  So I decided to try my hand at tomato soup, something I never really considered before.  Well, I am happy to report that I found a winner in this homemade tomato basil soup.  It’s so easy (no…

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Transforming the front of our house

Transforming the front of our house

We have lived in our house for over 18 months now (wow, that’s just crazy to say!)  And it took us that long to finish the front of our house.  One of the reasons is you have to let the ground fully settle after all of that excavating during construction.  We also had to have our front yard re-excavated this spring to fix some water issues, so that stalled us as well.  And finally, we wanted to really take our…

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