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Ringing In The New Year!

Sure, there were some low points in 2016, but there were also some amazing moments! We celebrated New Year's by playing in the snow, setting up for our New Year's…
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$68 Dollar Store HAUL!

We found a HUGE independent Dollar Store and found a ton of great stuff!  Many of the items were $1.00, but some were more (up to $20!).  Still, we found…
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We Took A Trip To Our Hometown!

It's our anniversary, so we thought we'd take a trip down memory lane! We saw the Gamebridge dinosaur, talked about some crazy pranks at Fair Havens, walked around Cannington, and…
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Christmas At Our House!

​Here's a look at Christmas at our house!  We spent Christmas morning at church, followed by presents and turkey.  Our extended family Christmas on Boxing Day was cancelled due to…
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It’s Christmas Eve!

We had a laid back Christmas Eve. After church in the evening, the kids each got one present, and then we watched home movies from when the kids were little.…
In The News

Example of Evolution? Not!

Various articles touting evolution in action have been circulating through social media, claiming that the rise of c-sections due to the size limitations of smaller female pelvises is an example…
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The DIY That Didn’t

So I read a blog post about how to interact with "shy" kids. The author's solution was to shut down the conversation and move on. I humbly (or not so…
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It Takes a Village

Ever wondered why we sometimes have an extra kid or two in tow? People often ask how many kids we have, and who the extra ones are.  I believe it…
Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen Review

I scored a great deal on Kijiji the other night - a 9.7" Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen.  This is the perfect tablet to replace my day planner, while…
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Christmas Road Trip!!

Last weekend, we took a mini road trip to visit with family for a early Christmas celebration.  We brought a couple of extra kids along for the ride too.  The…
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The Snow Has Arrived!

Even though the buses were still running, I kept the kids home from school. They paid for it by doing some shoveling ... and more shoveling .... and then some…
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The Sunday School Teacher’s Secret Weapon!

If you work in Children's Ministry in any capacity, I bet you've experienced having too much time and too little material. Whether it's because the Guest Preacher went overtime, or…
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We Rode A Train … In A Mall!

I discovered something unique about the spider plant today ... Turns out I asked the kids to hang the Christmas balls from the spider plant.  I guess I was thinking…