Monthly Archives: December 2008

Wo is Us? Wo are We?

There’s some serious sadness going on in our house right now, let me tell you. We were supposed to go to Washington to spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s with my sister and her family. (Don’t tell any of the other cousins, but these are kind of the favorites.) We packed carefully, even […]

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Surprise!

My girls just answered the door (a neighbor bringing Christmas goodies) and hauled in a small box. “Mom, it’s for you.” Funny. I didn’t order anything lately. All my Amazon purchases arrived weeks ago. “Here. It’s really heavy. You carry it.” It had a postmark. From Salt Lake City. Specifically, from Deseret Book. Now I […]

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An Angel in Hip Waders

It snowed more than a foot in Heber today. That’s plenty of snow, people. And I get to shovel it. Because I’m the wife that wants my husband to come home, dreading the long, long driveway only to discover that, by some miracle, he can actually move from the street into the garage. So I […]

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It’s Christmas Program Time

They still call it that, here. The Second Grade Christmas Program. Forty minutes of singing-and-swinging delight. Even costumes, for heaven’s sake. Scott worked at home this morning so he could go witness Ellie’s glorious performance (among the crowd). Did I mention that I’ve already seen it twice this year, not to mention the times I […]

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Out with the Tooth

Disclaimer: Yes, I do recognize that I have other children. However, they spend all day in school, and only this smallest person is home with me through all these hours of every day. So Matthew pulled out his very own first loose tooth last night. When he told me, about two weeks ago, that his […]

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5 years ago right now…

Okay, don’t worry. I am absolutely not going to get into dirty details over this. But five years ago right now I was working on having my fourth baby. As far as I know, my last baby. Okay, maybe a couple of dirty details. I had a CNM (that’s a Certified Nurse Midwife) helping me […]

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I’m too tired for that

Today didn’t have a red-letter beginning. Ellie and I occasionally butt heads about the morning routine, and today was, for some reason, especially difficult. I could try to convince you (and myself) that I gave all that “validating parenting” crap a shot, but who would I be kidding? I lost it and shouted. Which made […]

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Christmas is Looming

I live in the Rocky Mountains, so by all accounts I should be digging out feet of snow by now. Not so much. I can still see the lawn. It did snow today, but not greatly at my house. I am not complaining about the lack of snow. I do not ski, and I can […]

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