Tag: family

Presenting Our New Addition

  I’m sorry for the delay in posting, but it isn’t without great reason. Last week our beautiful little girl was born!  L was 8 pounds 1 ounce, 21.25 inches long.  As all of you know that have had the immense blessing of becoming parents, there really are no words to describe the love and …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, August 3, 2012

Italian Ice, Geeky Gifts, Make it Yourself, Fantastic Food, and Children’s Books 1. Rita’s: Ice. Custard. Happiness. This spring we were introduced to one of the East Coast’s culinary delights, Italian Ice.  Growing up in the rural Midwest, we did not have any businesses in our area that made this product or sold it regularly.  Hearing …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 27, 2012

Olympic Apps, 5 minute Videos, Frozen Yogurt, Tip Junkies, and Acoustic Music 1. London 2012 Olympics App Today’s the day, it’s finally here, opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Summer Olympics kick off tonight.  With weeks worth of games and hundreds of competitions, keeping up with the action, results, and schedules is no small feat.  So …

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Using Stories to Stay in Touch

It’s difficult for me to fully express the important role friends and family members play in our lives.  As we get older and start families for ourselves, we begin to place greater value on the companionship, support, and love that they offer.  However, there seems to be a harsh paradox that as we long for these …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part IV, the Conclusion

Welcome to the final post in the Blessings Blanket series.  Over the last month and a half, I have been working through the process of creating an heirloom quilt composed of material sent in from friends and family members. This has been a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity.  And now I’m happy …

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It Feels Good to be Thankful

Yesterday’s post on thankfulness was as much for me as for any of the readers.  It’s amazing that I often need frequent reminders about the most basic aspects of life which you would think I’d never forget.  With busy schedules and hectic lives we seem to dismiss and neglect the simple traits which are vital for …

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The Easiest Way to Improve Your Life Today

I was hoping to get the baby quilt finished up this week.  However, it appears that being 8 months pregnant and sitting over a sewing machine for long periods of time is proving a little more challenging than I once thought.  Life is not always easy, and it can be extremely frustrating when we can’t do …

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Top 5 Websites for Dads

June is already half over and this Sunday is Father’s Day, our chance to give the outstanding men in our lives a big “Thank You” for all they do.  Fire up the grill and grab Dad a cold one, because he deserves a day to kick back, have a little fun, and know just how …

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Top 5 Picks for Iowa

Even though Nebraska is where I was born and raised, my husband and I spend the last few years living in Iowa just before we moved to the East Coast.  We lived near the capitol city of Des Moines and were amazed at all of the events and wonderful lifestyle opportunities it provided.  So, in …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part I

Living a great distance from our friends and family members, I want to make sure they are as much a part of our future baby’s life as possible.  I have also been wanting to make something special for our child that she could cherish for years to come, so I decided to combine the two.  …

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