Happy Birthday Ella

My sweet Ella turned one this past Sunday. I remember back to a year ago when I was in labor. I had done this two times before, so I knew what labor was. I absolutely KNEW I was in labor. My husband and I walked out of the Di Vinci Code, called my parents who…

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Our Favorite Burger

  I missed the deadline, darnit! Paul’s Big Burger Ballyhoo is an event I wanted to enter and I just noticed that the deadline was midnight last night. I’m going to try to sneak this in… maybe he’ll let me squeak by! I just wanted to write a quick post about our favorite way to…

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Causing a Commotion

  Picture this… dinner was nearing an end. The kids are complaining, fighting, crying, screeching, etc. The entire table was in an uproar. All this comotion was music to my ears. Yes… I was thrilled that all of this craziness was going on. You want to know why, don’t you? How could a reasonably sane…

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Thankfully

  We found out last night that my father in laws cancer is not as advanced as they had originally thought. The pathology reports and the oncology reports came back clear of lymphoma/Hodgkins Disease. They hope that whatever part of the malignant melanoma was left behind after surgery will be taken care of by the…

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Life Gets in the Way

You know…sometimes life gets in the way. We have had a very busy, hectic, crazy couple of weeks. It has honestly been a whirlwind of activity and I have barely had a moment alone in the kitchen. If you are curious to see what has been going on in our life (and if you want…

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Accomplishments for All

We have had a busy couple of weeks! I went to the lovely city of Louisville, KY last week on a business trip. I had a great time, complete with making my very own glass blown ornament. Nick and my parents were able to handle the kiddos while I was gone. It was a nice…

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Consider This Your Warning

  I just thought I would warn you all now. By the end of the summer those of you who read my blog will probably be so sick of seeing and hearing about strawberries. The annual strawberry kick I get on every year has made an early appearance and I have a feeling it is…

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Out and About

After dinner last night, we headed out to Shawnee Mission Park to watch the sunset and enjoy a rare evening without rain. We had such a nice evening. The sunset was beautiful, and minus the three loud children in the background, it really was a lovely night. OK – and minus the embarassing and loud…

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Welcome to the Rotation

  I love to try new recipes. I love finding things that I have not tried before and branching out to taste new flavors. I would say that on an average week, I make a given 5 new recipes…sometimes more, rarely less. The internet recipe sites, all of the published cookbooks and magazines out there…

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Anticipating Summer

  Spring is in full force here in the Midwest. I love the thunderstorms that come with the spring weather but I hate the tornados that this part of the country is known for. I have lived in Kansas all but one year of my life and would you believe I can count on only…

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