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When I grow up…

The kids and I were out this afternoon at a local grocery store. We were happily going along doing our grocery shopping when Jacob all of a sudden noticed someone painting a new display on the front of the store windows. It really was fascinating to watch, but I didn’t realize we’d have to drop […]

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I Don’t Like Santa Claus… but he has nice shoes!

Our church had its annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday morning. This is the perfect opportunity for kids in our parish to have some festive fun decorating cookies, playing reindeer games, and of course… sitting on Santa’s lap to convince him you’ve been a good kid and that he needs to bring you all the […]

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Going Commando?

Our neighborhood holiday sleigh ride was last night. The holiday sleigh ride takes place every year in our subdivision and is a big hit with kids and adults alike. Santa comes, there’s plenty of hot chocolate and cookies, and everyone takes a ride through the subdivision on a horse drawn sleigh. It’s one of those […]

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Games Required

Whenever we have friends over, it’s a given rule in our household that games are a must. I love to play games and don’t get to play them nearly enough. My husband groans when I head towards the game closet… he likes to play card games and strategy games. Games like Scrabble, Pictionary, etc. aren’t […]

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Mommy Doesn’t Do Snow

My prayers for a sudden heat wave coming through Kansas City didn’t happen, so as predicted, schools were cancelled. This lead me on a quest to keep the kids entertained all day without going crazy. By 9am we had alredy played Candy Land 4 times, followed by several games of Ker Plunk, and then even […]

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Ice Storm

It’s 5:02 pm on Wednesday evening. I’m looking out the window watching the traffic creep by on the icy roads. Ice… one of the things I don’t like about Kansas. Snow is one thing, rain is another, but ice storms are a completely different beast. Am I worried about the drivers? Yes. Am I concerned […]

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Christmas Memories

As I was shopping for my kids today, trying to find the perfect Christmas gift, my mind wandered to my days as a child and what I remember from Christmas morning. Three presents come to mind when I think about my childhood. One of my favorite presents, although I don’t remember ever asking for it […]

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Family Style

In this section of the blog, I plan on keeping an update of what is going on in the Doyle household. Since we have friends and family spread out all over, this will be a place for me to journal about how our kids our entertaining us these days. I’ll also use it to keep […]

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Christmas Party – Scheduled for December 16th!

Our goal is beginning earlier than 2007. We are hosting a Christmas dinner party on December 16th with 3 other couples at our home. The kids will all be at a friends house being taken care of by a babysitter, so it will be an adult’s only night. I think we are going to make […]

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Dinner Party Diaries

My husband and I love to entertain. We love cooking, having friends over, enjoying one another’s company and engaging in adult conversations. Every time we watch The Food Network or Fine Living we comment on how we wish we could entertain more. What’s stopping us?? Money, for one. Three kids and a busy life doesn’t […]

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