Now, Where Was I?

Now, Where Was I?

Hello, Imaginary Friends! I feel like I walked away in the middle of our conversation about Thanksgiving! I’m sorry I disappeared. Cold season is upon our house and I’m not even talking about the kids. I have a raging ear infection and a sinus infection. Loads of fun, let me tell you. The weird part is that I don’t really seem too sick (except for the fact that my right ear feels like it’s filled with lava…). I just feel kind of crummy and run down. I went to the…

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Gift Idea: Light Up the Night

Gift Idea:  Light Up the Night

Bean is going through a little phase right now where he is scared of the dark. He used to say he was scared of the dark in order to get out of going to bed. He’d call us back into his room over and over again, saying things like, “Mommy, I need the cwoset light on,” or “Daddy, I need the door open.” We caught on to those games really quickly and after a week, we quit going back into his room and instead would just stand at the top…

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The Obligatory Thanksgiving Recap

The Obligatory Thanksgiving Recap

I think this Thanksgiving was one of the best we’ve had in a long time. It was the perfect combination of family and friends, of laziness and activity, and the food was better than any holiday meal I can remember. My dad really outdid himself in the kitchen. We spent Wednesday night hanging around my parent’s house, watching Gone With the Wind on television and playing Catch Phrase. Thursday morning it was pretty much more laying around while we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and my Dad cooked in the…

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Thank Full

Thank Full

I am thankful for the home that we live in and for the lives that we will build here. I am thankful for a job that makes me smile every day and for the middle schoolers who allow me to be part of their world for a little while. I am thankful for a church that teaches about the power of prayer, the importance of family, and the strength of faith. I am thankful for friendships that make me a better person. I am thankful for the readers who come…

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Someone Else’s Holiday

Someone Else’s Holiday

I think one of the hardest parts of being a newlywed is learning how to navigate the holidays as a married couple. It took Chris and I a few years to get the knack of splitting holidays between families. Now, we have a pretty good holiday routine that we are comfortable with and that our family expects, so it’s easy for everyone to plan. We rotate Thanksgiving and Christmas between our families. If we have Thanksgiving with one, we have Christmas with the other. And then the next year we…

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Shabby Apple Giveaway

Shabby Apple Giveaway

**AND THE WINNER IS…  JESSICA IN OK!  Congratulations, Jessica!  Email me at katie@marriageconfessions.com to claim your beautiful dress!  Thanks to everyone who entered and a special thanks to Shabby Apple for hosting such a great giveaway!** I normally try to be as gender-friendly as a mommy blogger (cringe! I hate that phrase!) can be, but I’m going to go ahead and tell you that this post is for the ladies. Girls, if you do nothing else today, then you need to go to Shabby Apple and design a show stopping,…

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Mani and Pedi

Mani and Pedi

“Gracie,” said Chris. “I think it’s time we cut your nails.” “Say whaaaaa?” “Now, don’t freak out. It’s not that big of a deal. Just give me your hand and sit really still.” “Oh, that sounds easy,” Gracie said. “Here, let me help you…” “No, Gracie. Just let me do it. I can’t see over your head,” said Chris. “No, Dad! I wanna do it!” “Gracie, look at me.” “Whaaaat Daaaad?” Gracie whined. “Please let me do this. It will be over in two seconds, I promise.” “Well…I dunno…” “Here,…

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A Thanksgiving Miracle! Very Pinteresting…

A Thanksgiving Miracle!  Very Pinteresting…

Yesterday I did something miraculous. I baked. Actually, there was no baking required. Technically, I assembled. The second most miraculous thing was that what I assembled was a recipe I found on Pinterest. I’ve never seen something online and then turned around and made it before. Isn’t that weird? The third most miraculous thing I did yesterday was that my cookies ended up looking JUST LIKE this picture from Pinterest. Three Thanksgiving miracles in one day. So, I figured maybe I should share the recipe. This is what you’ll need:…

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Voting Results and A List

Voting Results and A List

1. Thanks to everyone who voted on which “Gift of Happiness” trip Chris and I should take. We are so happy that you all chose the ADVENTURE PACKAGE!! Yay! Chris says I messed up the voting because I swayed you, but I think you all just know the perfect vacation package when you see one, right???? SO SHUT IT, CHRIS! 2. Thanksgiving is, like, next week. When did that happen??? I thought Halloween was yesterday? We are heading to my parent’s house next Wednesday to spend a few days with…

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