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    Books I’ve read this year 2/11

    For some reason my last post on 1/31 didn’t post so here are the books I’ve finished so far. I have really enjoyed all of them but I think Where’d You Go Bernadette is my favorite so far and may have to abandon my reading list so that I can read the rest of Maria Semple’s books. Books read so far – 4 Pages read so far – 1689

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    Daddy Daughter Dance 2/2

    People have lots of opinions about the Daddy Daughter Dance and I’m honestly not so sure what gets so many people’s panties in a bunch about them. But the opinion in this house is that they’re awesome. This was Emerson’s 4th year to go and Ellasyn’s 1st. Ellasyn began preparing for her first ddd the day after last years ended. Throughout the year she has put on dresses and told me this was the one, her dress for the ddd. Emerson has a group of friends that she and Craig attend with every year. And since the dance was on a Saturday this year we decided to get the girls…

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    January 13th – 6:55pm -11 years old

    11 years ago Emerson was born. It was a running joke then that I would deliver her during the Cowboys playoff game thus spoiling my husbands chance to watch the game. They made the playoffs again this year and almost played on her birthday again. However they played the day before and Craig had to celebrate Emerson’s birthday with the sting of another Cowboys playoff lose. We headed out to the movies and treated Emerson and the kids to the Marvel Spider-man into the Spider-verse. It did not disappoint and everyone enjoyed it even though Ellasyn refuses to accept anyone else as Spider Man other than Tom Holland. After the…

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    2012 Reading Challenge

                          Fantasy Fiction Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep (January) Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep (January) Jinx by Jennifer Estep (January) Mystery Fiction Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (January) Mystery Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Series #1) By Charlaine Harris (January) A Bone to Pick By Charlaine Harris (January) Total: 6

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    Ethan's Hand vs the Car Door

    I am literally still sick to my stomach. I was hustling the kids to gymnastics this afternoon and didn’t think twice when I locked the car door and slammed the door shut. It didn’t catch all the way and I leaned forward to give it a shove when I realized Ethan’s hand was in the door. Shit! I lifted the handle and pulled, the door didn’t open. Ethan started wailing. Shit! I hit the unlock button and pulled again, hard enough that the door handle came off in my hand and I stumbled backwards. Shit, shit, shit! At gymnastics between classes a teacher is assigned to the door to greet…

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    New Years Goals

                  read 100 books work on digital scrapbooking 15 minutes per day eat 1100 – 1500 calories per day exercise a total of 7830 minutes make at least 12 things I’ve pinned on pinterest make more things from scratch learn to crochet or knit be a better wife and mom do at least 1 craft project with the kids per week get rid of junk in the garage be a better house keepter

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    Time out jar

    So unless you’re Super Nanny, I think, we can agree that disciplining our children is hard. I saw this on pinterest, I say that a lot these days. This is a jar to use during time outs. It is filled with water (that I dyed with my gel food color), glue, and glitter (ours has a ton of glitter in it because Emerson kept asking for more colors.) The idea is that you or your child shake it up and then watch the glitter settle back down to the bottom. It is mesmerizing and soothing. Now I just need to remember to use it.

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