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7 quick takes: the What The Heck Happened to September edition?

7 quick takes: the What The Heck Happened to September edition?

1. September went by in a blur of barf in our house. BECAUSE WHAT ELSE, RIGHT??? After Audrey was sick, Maggie got it a week later, complete with an insanely high fever, and missed three days of school. It felt like it took days to recover and regain some sort of normal. Then there was… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: beach vacation edition

7 quick takes: beach vacation edition

1. A 9-to-10ish hour drive to the Outer Banks took us 16 hours. We left at 2:45am on Saturday morning (two weeks ago, on the 12th), thinking Oh! This will be great! The kids will sleep and when they wake for breakfast, we’ll be more than halfway there! People do it this way all the… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: rollercoasters, yardwork, & sharing some love.

7 quick takes: rollercoasters, yardwork, & sharing some love.

1. Hey! It’s summer! We made it through our first week with the expected exhaustion, and maybe just a bit more than usual because Dan was out of town for most of the week. Maggie had gymnastics camp in the mornings 4 out of the 5 days so I either worked at Panera or my… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: an alligator birthday party, mystery beeping, & a crapload of pictures

7 quick takes: an alligator birthday party, mystery beeping, & a crapload of pictures

1. We’re winding down Birthday Season in our house (I’m not even kidding: seven birthdays in six weeks, just between our immediate family/in-laws. CRAZYPANTS.) Last weekend was Zach’s party and there were 16 kids under the age of eight in my house. It wasn’t warm enough to be outside, so, uh, it got a little… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: paint, lone wolves, germs, and unauthorized haircuts

7 quick takes: paint, lone wolves, germs, and unauthorized haircuts

1. Hey so remember when Audrey was sick? Guess who started with The Stomach Fun two nights later? ME! Motherhood: Where Immune Systems Cry For Mercy On A Weekly Basis. I was down for about 24 hours and the worst part was that after the first 8 or so, I felt so much better and… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the OMG LIFE ATTACKED ME edition

7 quick takes: the OMG LIFE ATTACKED ME edition

1. Hi! Remember me? I was doing so good at writing regularly in January and it was wonderful. I blogged 10 times! I was enjoying myself! I love blogging! And then something happened during these last two weeks and BOOM. February is halfway over. HOW?? 2. Actually I know how. Dan went out of town… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: Christmas Break In Review Edition

7 quick takes: Christmas Break In Review Edition

All hail the list post! 1. WE DID IT WE ALL REMAINED MOSTLY ALMOST HEALTHY FOR BOTH CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY! Just a few sniffles and some coughing from Zach, and everyone was a little bit tired, but overall we were good. I was seriously doubting that we’d get through the holidays without another… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the OMG CAN EVERYONE JUST BE HEALTHY FOR FIVE SECONDS edition

7 quick takes: the OMG CAN EVERYONE JUST BE HEALTHY FOR FIVE SECONDS edition

1. Audrey broke out in hives last Thursday. So after all that happened the last few weeks, we went BACK to the pediatrician to make sure I was right about my guess: she is allergic to amoxicillin. This was her third time having it, but Dan and I are both allergic, so from this point… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the catching up on life edition

7 quick takes: the catching up on life edition

1. Dan and I went to a Halloween party at our neighbor’s house a few weekends ago, and I stayed up until almost midnight! And had a drink! Some sort of caramel apple liquor punch with apple chunks in it, so it was even vaguely healthy (just go with it). This was probably my most… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: kind of a big week of change around here

7 quick takes: kind of a big week of change around here

1. We all survived our first week of school! It was around Thursday when The Wall hit the girls, with spectacular meltdowns and whining and drama. As expected, really. But Maggie LOVES first grade and her teacher is so sweet and she had her first (practice) test on Friday in spelling/vocab and she rocked it…. KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the OMG WHERE DID MAY GO? edition

7 quick takes: the OMG WHERE DID MAY GO? edition

1. Um. Hi. It’s June. I’m… not entirely sure how that happened without me realizing it. Actually, that’s a lie. I know exactly what distracted me. Their names are Maggie, Audrey, and Zach. Three kids, man. That first month after having a baby, you kind of run on adrenaline and things are rather euphoric and… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the cold, snowy Wednesday edition

7 quick takes: the cold, snowy Wednesday edition

1. SPRING. WHERE ARE YOU. PLEASE COME SOON. WE MISS YOU. LOVE, US. (This week last year:) *CRY* 2. Audrey had another round of xrays on her foot on Friday. She did awesome, especially considering I had to leave her in the xray room with the tech and step out while they did them. She’s… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the mildly cranky, almost-8-months-pregnant version

7 quick takes: the mildly cranky, almost-8-months-pregnant version

1. Audrey hurt her foot last night. She fell down the stairs! Because nobody was watching her! GOOD JOB, PARENTS. Dan and Maggie were playing upstairs after bath, I was zoned out on the couch (TWO HOURS OF SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE OMG I WAS SO TIRED) and she decided to head downstairs. She’s pretty… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: goals for 2013 edition

7 quick takes: goals for 2013 edition

I don’t typically make what you might call “resolutions” at the New Year, like “stop biting my nails” or “lose 10 pounds!” But I do find myself compiling a list of goals or projects or things I’d like to do in the coming months once the calendar switches over. It’s arbitrary, the whole I’m Gonna… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: new cars, pumpkin guts, and falling on my face

7 quick takes: new cars, pumpkin guts, and falling on my face

1. So! We are officially a Suburban Family of Dorks, as we traded in our 2001 Honda Civic on Saturday for a 2013 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. I wish I had a better picture to show you of our actual car, but it’s been raining since we got it and hovering around 40 degrees,… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the How Things Are Going edition

7 quick takes: the How Things Are Going edition

1. Maggie is loving kindergarten. Her favorite things are the bus ride and recess, because DUH. She also loves computer class day and library day (but not so much gym day because all they’ve done so far is laps of skipping and hopping and stuff and she wants desperately to go on the exercise bikes… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: cars, birthdays, no surgeries, and pigtails!

7 quick takes: cars, birthdays, no surgeries, and pigtails!

I am shamelessly stealing this post idea from A’Dell (and a few others who I think have borrowed it from her as well) It’s just that I feel like I always have tons I want to share but sometimes they are random and short things that don’t really warrant a whole, long blog post, so… KEEP READING »