Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mona, Hammurabi, and Napoleon (Paris Part 3)

So no trip to Paris is complete without meeting Mona.  Of course, we made sure to see her! We were among MANY people in Paris who were meeting her as well. When going to the Louvre, take a baby in … Continue reading

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Cafés, coffee mugs, and crepes (Paris Part 2)

On our only full day in Paris we decided to start at the Arc de Triomphe and walk toward the Louvre.  We knew we’d never make the whole walk because we didn’t want to wear the boys completely out, plus … Continue reading

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It SPARKLES!!! (Paris Part 1)

I have to admit, I was a little nervous about our Paris trip.  We have been in Europe 18 months now and have traveled around our “home base” of Germany.  We had our first BIG trip to England in March … Continue reading

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homeschooling

I have people ask me all the time about homeschooling.  The first question I get is, “How do you do that?!?  I can’t imagine homeschooling 3 kids, especially with a baby in the house.”  My answer is:  NAPTIME!  We take … Continue reading

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To test or not to test…

Part of me feels like a traitor.  If I use a standardized test for Hayden, I’m going against what I had ultimately decided was best for our family.  Going against what I know to be right:  That standardized tests are … Continue reading

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Portraiture 101 practice

In an attempt to take a “portrait” for my Portraiture 101 class, I took the boys outside to get a few shots of all four of them together.  Turns out I learned a lot from the experience (mostly what not … Continue reading

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James Bond and Cinderella

That’s how we feel when we go to these balls.  The boys love to try to get Matt to carry a concealed Lego weapon because James Bond never goes anywhere without his piece. (Not that they’ve ever seen a James … Continue reading

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I’m turning into Cathy Franklin!

And that’s a HUGE compliment!  (Matt actually said I was turning into a regular Martha Stewart but I prefer to be compared to Cathy Franklin, for many reasons.  If you happen to know Cathy and her many talents, you totally … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake Flop

I’ve read that some people get annoyed when their friends only post the good things they do or only talk about the good days they have.  Well, let me assure you that I am more than willing to share a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Today was a very sweet day celebrating the fact that God gave me the opportunity to be the mommy to four amazing boys.  I do, however, wish I could have hugged my own mama today, but there’s this little pond … Continue reading

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