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by Kristi on July 24, 2013 · 1 comment

This picture right here?   First off, this was taken by the incomparable DrewB a month or so back for our family pictures. Which are super awesome. I was going through them today and this photo just speaks to me. This expression on her face? She is thinking quite deeply. I think Drew is asking her […]

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Overscheduling the Kids

by Kristi on March 8, 2013 · 0 comments

YES! This is how I feel too. Such a good writeup. S loves to do EVERYTHING. She wants to do everything all the time however lately she has been acknowledging that she can only do certain things. We are at: Voice lessons on Monday, Taekwondo for G Art class on Tuesday,  Taekwondo for G Gymnastics for both on […]


Sam – Through Seven Years

by Kristi on December 11, 2012 · 4 comments

My sweet little girl is seven. I think I love her optimism and general enthusiasm for life most. She is always looking for ‘what’s next’ in life but at the same time she still appreciates what’s happening in the present. I cleaned my iPhone photos off and stored them in my hard drive tonight and […]


Happy 7th Birthday, Sammie!

by Kristi on December 9, 2012 · 0 comments

The first best part of today was this   Which continued on throughout the day. I was so busy running from store to store to finish shopping for my Oregon family (got to get to the MAIL, EEK), grab a few things because we were hosting a birthday dinner for Sam and my father-in-law, cook […]


Santa, Baby

by Kristi on November 27, 2012 · 0 comments

I’m so happy they still believe. GG wants Lego Star Wars. Sam wants an Art Coloring case, Lego Friends Summer Camp, and a spa pedicure. All of which is covered by upcoming birthday’s and Christmas. Woot!


Back Pain

by Kristi on November 23, 2012 · 0 comments

Whoops, I’m still racing around trying to get a post a day not doing to hot here! Sam had some of the weirdest ailments. Her latest one is her back hurting. This happened with her neck too. She must have tweaked it and she just moans and moans about it, I feel so bad for […]


Sam Lost Her First Tooth

by Kristi on November 1, 2012 · 0 comments

It finally happened! She is almost 7 and she lost her first tooth. She bit into an apple and it got loose and fell out at night. It was perfect because we were camping with Girl Scouts and it was just very exciting for her. Luckily I found it in her sleeping bag/blanket the next […]


Wordless Wednesday

by Kristi on September 26, 2012 · 2 comments


Swim & Soccer Craziness

by Kristi on September 15, 2012 · 1 comment

Man, it’s taken a long time for GG to figure out swimming. We’ve been getting lessons from Sarah the last 6 weeks and something clicked. So we continued it for another month… I’m so glad we did! He put on googles, he jumped in… and in two week’s he is taking his survival test! We […]

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Raising the Right Kind of Girl

by Kristi on April 2, 2012 · 0 comments

“Who is our President again?” “Remember? You know who it is.” “Oh yea. Obama.” “Yep.” “He’s a boy.” “He is a boy. But the President could be a girl too.” “No! It’s a boy. It has to be a boy.” “No, honey, the President can be a woman. Hillary Clinton was almost going to run […]


I’m Sexy and I Know It

by Kristi on March 16, 2012 · 0 comments

Sam & G playing in the living room… S: I’m sexy and I know it! *dancing and singing* G: Your sixty! S: No, I’m SEXY and I know it. G: No, your SEVEN. No, your TEN. FIFTY. SEVENTY TWO. S: Oh, GG…


Whispering In the Dark

by Kristi on February 15, 2012 · 2 comments

We switch off bedtimes. I read a story to GG at night and sing him a song. He’s very demanding at night. After I sing a song (usually the same one EVERY night – Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree), he has to lay on me and we cuddle. My favorite time. Then he has […]


School Open House Rules

by Kristi on February 13, 2012 · 1 comment

Our school’s Open House is this Friday and every single child is SO excited to share their hard work. S has been talking about it for days. She keeps telling me that when I come in to the classroom, I have to look at the floor! I told her that I will try to drop […]

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Mom Confession: Bread Crust

by Kristi on August 12, 2011 · 4 comments

The other day I told Sam that if she ate the crust of her bread, her hair would grow longer. I turned around to the sink and peeked back at her. She looked down at her bread and picked it up and ate the crust. She looked back at me and I smiled. I feel […]


Proud Soccer Parent

by Kristi on August 9, 2011 · 1 comment

Sam came into my office to tell me something ‘very sad’. She got a ‘Play of the Day’ certificate!! She is such a trickster (she tries to be), I wonder who she got that from? (Anyone who knows my husband is groaning right now.) The only one to get the certificate out of her group […]

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