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Birthday Pie

Skyler turned eight on Saturday. And although we celebrated with friends and family the week before, we forgot the candles (we had the party at a local pool). So we had to have something with candles for his big day. I whipped together a little key-lime pie (I cheated with a store-bought crust). Skyler said […]

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Last-Chance Beach Trip

With school starting next week, we had one last chance to make a trip to the coast earlier this week.  It didn’t quite turn out completely as planned (the van ended up needing a two-hour trip to the shop). Despite being such a long day, we had a great time… …picnicking… …wading… …discovering… …competing for […]

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This Time Last Year

One thing that helps keep me sane (that’s a relative term, right?) in the midst of motherhood, is looking back on our life as a family and seeing how far we’ve come. Not that motherhood is just something to be survived (although some days it definitely seems like it), but it is important to recognize […]

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The Last of the Firsts

We celebrated Amelia’s first birthday over the weekend. With her being the last baby I’ve definitely had feelings of life passing by quickly. Her little toes will only be little for so long. Watching our children grow has been such a great gift. (Don’t get me wrong, we definitely have our not-so-great moments–this is just […]

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One Birthday Down

Okay, so this one doesn’t really count for the party-planning checklist. My husband’s birthday is at the beginning of July, and being a summer birthday, I guess he grew up without a lot of hoopla. So sweet and simple our celebration was. We went to the flea market earlier that morning, and I made Chris’ […]

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