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pure organic goodness

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a few weeks ago, we discovered that one of the bushes in our yard was a blueberry bush. today, it is full of dark blue berries of goodness. the boys just picked a small container and ate a handful of them on the way into the house. they might need another day or so on the bush, as they’re a bit tart. but they’re gorgeous. see for yourself:

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what we did last weekend

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i’ve been meaning to get this post out since i started it on monday. but…life had other plans. 🙂 since we are a family with small children, our weekends tend to either be slow and easy, or jam-packed full of activities. what are your weekends like? I honestly can’t remember Friday night for the life of me. So is the norm for a family with small children. Your evenings kind of melt into each other. Saturday morning: Adam decided he wants to eat at 4:25 a.m. He’s still an excellent…read more

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what are the odds…

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…that cityfolk like us move on up to the country and contract Lymes disease? apparently pretty good, as kenny was just diagnosed with the illness. it feels weird calling it a “disease” as he is virtually symptom-free. except for the five bullseye rashes on his body, the most obvious one covering his entire right butt cheek (yes, he has given me permission to blog about this). we even took a picture of it in case it had disappeared before he got to the doctor (it was a saturday and he…read more

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kenny’s latest hobby

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if you know my husband, you know how well he can start up a hobby or passion and pretty instantly become really good at it. for instance, just after we were married, we decided to take a pottery class together. it was my second pottery class and his first. by the second week of class, kenny was throwing pots like he’d been at it for years. even the instructor, who was a lifelong potter, was convinced he’d taken pottery classes before. since moving out to where wildlife is more than…read more

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homesick

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If I have to be honest about where I am in my head/heart with our move out to the country, I must admit that I am homesick. But my homesick feelings also coincide with the baby blues – something I have experienced with each baby, and I’m sure I’m going through now. Our first two months here, I was optimistic about how our life would change in this new “atmosphere.” But optimism has taken a back seat. For instance, it’s now weird to me that I can’t really call where…read more

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alone.

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today is the first day that i, mama, am home all day with 3 boys under the age of 3. you may not think of this as a big deal, but you see…it is. since adam’s been born, it’s been kenny and me and the boys along with my mother, kenny’s mother, or some friends from pittsburgh hanging out with us and helping HUGELY for a day or several days. always four arms for the three boys at least. now, just my two arms will have to do for two…read more

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