Monthly Archives: September 2011

date night

Mark and I are going out to dinner alone tonight for the first time in…forever? We went once, almost a year ago, but had to cut the night short because baby Mary was crying too much & wouldn’t take a … Continue reading

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Tomorrow I’m baby-sitting my three-year-old twin niece and nephew. Mary will be with me, too, of course. I’m a little scared I’ll be exhausted! 🙂 I’m supposed to be at my sister’s at 7 (aka a lot earlier than we … Continue reading

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playroom progress

Slowly, but surely, we’re making the playroom a little more awesome each day. Having a 14-month-old underfoot sure slows ya down. Here are some iPhone photo updates: Fun Lack shelf from IKEA: Fun spice racks from IKEA used as front-facing … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I really wish Mary was done with nursing forever. She bites. Seriously. Not every day. Not always hard. But a lot more than I thought she would. I always kinda rolled my eyes (you know, in my mind) when … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Catholicism

Have I mentioned this book, Rediscovering Catholicism? It’s good. Our young adult group at church is doing a book study over it, and I’m enjoying what it says. I’m only through part II (almost), but the one theme that really … Continue reading

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the envelope system

(I’m awake, holding a falling back to sleep baby. She slept so awesome the past two nights when Mark put her down, and while she didn’t make a peep when I put her, asleep, in the crib for bedtime, she … Continue reading

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