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moving: closed!

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(first off…grammy, i’m so sorry i didn’t blog last night to let you know that we had closed on the house! i hear you were a bit worried!) we closed on the house by 6:45 last night! is it everyone’s experience that sitting at a closing table is one terrifying experience? all those dollar signs and legal terms and hoping the selling party doesn’t just say, “forget it, we want the house back!?!” i was SO relieved when we got home that i joined kenny in drinking a glass of…read more

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moving: reality check!

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i know i said i’d update again with some good news after the closing, but since you are all incredible with your outpouring of love and prayers for us, i wanted to post again and let you know that today, thursday, brings good things. 🙂 (and after reading the post last night, kenny said i made us sound pathetic. ha ha! we’re really hanging in there and enjoying the country-life as best we can right now – i promise!) – babies are being born: to our friends kelly and peter…read more

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moving: in limbo

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We have so much to say, but won’t bore you with heavy details. I wish I could tell you that we were happily unpacking in our new home, with the hecticness of moving and closing on our homes behind us, and getting ready to welcome home baby boy #3 in about 7 weeks (who is still unnamed). I can tell you that we are in the house that we had planned on purchasing, but we are basically paying rent by the day to the seller because we have no mortgage….read more

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moving: installment 1

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[disclaimer: if you don’t know our housegroup members personally, i apologize for using their names without a description of each of them. this post would get very long if i did that – and i have more boxes to go pack up for the remainder of our move on tuesday!] yesterday, the day between Good Friday and Easter, our AWESOME housegroup helped us pack a 26-foot Penske moving truck full of stuff from our Swisshelm Park house to our new home. the boys and i dropped kenny off at Penske…read more

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the reality of it all

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It is finally beginning to sink in that it’s a reality…this moving thing. Our dining room is full of filled boxes. The kitchen is beginning to be empty. The basement is mostly packed up and the linens and sheets are boxed away as well. Our house is turning into a storage unit but we’re still trying to keep some semblance of order so as not to freak out the boys too much. I must admit…it’s a little daunting all of a sudden. We’re a week away from moving and my…read more

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Disciplines in bread and television

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So Lenten breadbaking was put on the back burner for a few weeks. But I’ve been doing a lot of preparing and thinking about breadbaking while I am packing boxes and playing with the boys. Kenny reminded me oh-so-lovingly/jokingly/under laughter this morning, “The path to hell is paved with good intention!” I don’t mean to brag about my husband, but he’s kept to his Lenten disciplines every single day this Lent, without missing a beat. So I have him to live up to (a joke, babe). This morning, I did…read more

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what’s a little blood?

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last thursday morning, i was upstairs with the boys while making beds, brushing teeth, organizing laundry when i noticed a trail of blood across our hallway floor (fortunately it’s hardwood flooring). niether rowan or sawyer were crying, but when i looked down at sawyer’s feet, they were covered in blood. so i put his feet in the sink and cleaned them off (this is when he started screaming) and did the normal first aid that you do for a cut. it’s finally healing, which is great since he fights tooth…read more

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how i know it’s spring

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first of all, the grass is MUCH greener all of a sudden. although the grass doesn’t die away altogether over the winter, it does lose it’s luster. and like magic, the calender tells us it’s spring and the grass obeys by turning green. my strategically-planted hostas are pushing through the soil throughout our yard, as are the daffodils and tulips that we never planted. but i know that it’s spring because i want to spend hours at Lowes and Home Depot. it seems that since we’ve been married, kenny and…read more

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