Monthly Archives November 2009

Party of Seven

Our family has just returned home from a 3-day stay at the water park red-eyed, prune-skinned, and reeking of industrial strength chlorine. We had a blast. I beat my husband racing down the water slides, took Kellan on the tubes more times than I can count, lazed around the lazy river with Larissa, and swirled…
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Gaby got the vacation fever! (literally)

We arrived in Queenstown on Thursday, Friday my Grandma picked us up, so we could go and stay with her, in Wanaka, for two nights.  I presumed it’d be a nice time, a good chance to spend some time with my Grandma – and Gaby’s Great-Grandma. Everything was fine and dandy until I checked on…
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The Year of the Kite – 2004

I dropped you off at the airport the day we moved into our first flat together. You called me days later, told me you had been looking at ‘kites’. I called you the day before your return, you said you had put a down payment on a ‘kite’.
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Marriage- when we argue.

I never assumed that we would always agree. In fact, our first year was spent arguing and cursing and DEBATING* everything from who should wash the kitchen floors (him) the bathroom floors (him) the dishes (me) the clothes (me) to where we should live and how we should use our money. The make-up sessions were incredible. Sometimes I marvel…
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Mama’s Pick: Umi Shoes

I thought I’d share some products lately that I have come to really love, hoping that it might help other Mama’s out there be pointed in the right direction if ever they are looking for something similar. My daughter has incredibly small feet and while other babies are fitting in size 6-12 month or even…
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Happy Turkey Day!

I hope everyone stuffed their bellies w/ good food today. If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, then I hope you had a wonderful day all the same. The reason I say that is since I am from a different country, my family had NO IDEA what Thanksgiving was until they moved here. We have never really…
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Tender Mommy Moments

You know, it is very rare that a mommy gets to be in the picture but last night proved to be the perfect moment for mommy to get included. Ian normally sits on the couch for his milk & the girls in their bouncy chairs (yes, the same ones we have had since they were…
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A Look Back: A Year of Babywearing

There isn’t much more to share about my babywearing experience that I didn’t already divulge during All About Babywearing Month.  I didn’t start from day one but I wish I had.  Babywearing is such an intimidating thing at first.  I wish everyone could attend a babywearing class to help them learn how to use their…
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