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Making Magic {treehouse}

Making Magic {treehouse}

Dr. Yeiser was the highly recommended pediatrician when I was pregnant. I think I met her for the first time when she came into my hospital room to check baby Asher. It’s a blur of him crying. {Ok...maybe it was me...}.   I remember those first few visits when you felt like they would call DFACS if the baby cried too much, or if you didn’t put poop diapers in the right bags or something 😂. She listened. She confidently and patiently guided us through all the things that easily overwhelmed a new mother.   Asher was 18 months old...

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

  This weekend, the plan was to rearrange our bedroom.  Friday, I accidentally went to Home Depot, bought some paint, and repainted the kitchen--surprising Brad when he came home from work.  Like..surprise!  you married an idiot!  For the next several days, our house was a complete disaster.  No room--honestly not many spaces were unaffected.  He married a creative, he knew what he was getting-ish. I literally didn't have a plan.  I just had a whim, and went for it.  As we lived around my great ideas for several days, we hashed out different ways we could shake things up and...

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The Most Unsuccessful Perfect Birthday Party

The Most Unsuccessful Perfect Birthday Party

Somehow my little boy turned twelve. I’ve basically always been a 12 year old boy. I love the cheesy jokes and laugh WAY too much when somebody toots or trips when they were walking.  The older my kids get the more I like them. So far having a preteen has been endless fun.   This year, we decided to look completely at what Asher loved and plan a party from there. This seems obvious, but if I’m honest, most of my kid’s parties have been just as influenced by impressing the grown ups as reflective of our children’s desires...{thank you...

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Jesus Hangs Out in the Weirdest Places...

Jesus Hangs Out in the Weirdest Places...

If you've been keeping up with my journal (aka blog) lately...you've hopefully seen my travel adventures which have been both amazing and tragic.  My birthday camping trip--turned soggy rain-fest found us scrambling for things we could do inside.  We originally went to Ellijay, GA for an apple picking festival.  When the rain came in like a wrecking ball, basically every single plan we had was under water (including our tent...)  We grabbed a deck of cards and a game of pick-up-sticks--{remember that game??  It was on clearance, and it's pretty fun actually} and headed off to a highly recommended winery. ...

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Because I just felt Fancy Today...

Because I just felt Fancy Today...

My heart kind of froze a little when she walked in this morning, bedhead, sleepy eyes, carrying the flower girl dress she wore so beautifully this weekend.  Mommy, can I wear it to school today?  I saw Brad's big eyes, but then I saw the light of bravery in hers.  She doesn't always choose to be  brave.  She tends to be more of a quiet observer.  She doesn't love the spotlight, even though you would probably not know it.  She has more confidence than she realizes.  I said "yes, of course you can wear it.  You will look amazing.  Go...

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