Archive for September, 2012


Chasing perfection

My husband often says I’m a perfectionist, and I suppose he’s right. I want everything to be perfect, though I know in most cases, it is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. As the great football coach Vince Lombardi once said,”Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Excellence sounds pretty good, […]

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9/11 – I was a lucky one

I sat down to write something funny about my kids, but I just didn’t have it in me today. It seems irresponsible to ignore such a horrific day in our nation’s history. One that affected me for years, but I’ve never written about. I thought about keeping a journal at the time, but instead tried […]

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Sibling love

Just another Friday happy hour in our backyard. They love each other so much. I just want to squeeze them both…

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Can I buy lunch?

Earlier this week Clay told me that some of his friends at preschool get to eat the “hot lunch,” and asked if he could buy it sometime. I said sure, then he asked “how about tomorrow?” This was at bedtime and I didn’t have time to check the menu for the following day, so I told him I’d have to […]

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Artwork overload

Clay has been in preschool for two weeks now, and at first, I thought we got lucky. He only brought home two “projects” in the first week. I kept the very first one for his memory box, then tossed the other one into the recycling after he went to bed. Yay, no clutter! My joy did not […]

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Dribbling in a tutu dress

Avery really wants to be a big girl, so we let her play while Clay’s soccer team was practicing. She’s surprisingly good for a kid in a Costco “tutu dress.”

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Making time for exercise

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day! Like all summer holiday weekends, we had fun at Big Bear Lake with family and friends. It was nice to get away for a few days, though with 10 adults and 12 children in one house, I’m not sure I would call it relaxing. I need a vacation from my vacation…or […]

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