Month 70 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn~ Last year you told us you wanted to be a goalie.  When you had your chance, you spent your time in the net making snow angels and not paying attention to the game…. even when the game was happening in your crease! This year you told us you wanted to be a […]

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Month 118 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Hockey loving, TV watching, football carrying, skateboard trying, game playing girl. We had a great Christmas and a nice break from school and running to the arenas.  It’s been hard for us all to adjust back to school and work.  Sleeping in and staying up late was so easy to adjust […]

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Month 90 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Another Christmas behind us and a new year ahead of us.  I wonder what the next 365 pages of Chapter 2016 will have in store for us. Mixed in with our wonderful Christmas celebrations were moments of conflict between you and me.  We struggled during this break.  I asked you to […]

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2015 Year in Review

Pin ItWe spent 2015 with friends and a board game.  It was a fun way to ring in the New Year.  We spent 2015 trying to settle in at our 30 Acre Wood.  We still have much we want to do but we decided to take the time to have fun.  We used our snow […]

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T’Was The Night Before Christmas 2015

Pin ItAnd in the next room Piper is making pancakes in a Spiderman costume. Hockey has taken over our life As we run from rink to rink. Watching our girls score and stop pucks This Mama needs a break and could sure use a drink. In the glow of the tree lights, I sit sipping […]

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Month 69 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ Another special visit with the Big Man in Red this year.  We love our visits with him, don’t we.  We have slid right into Christmas Break and we can’t wait for Santa to fly so that we can sit around our Christmas tree opening presents. Mama works one more, short day […]

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Hold and Secure

Pin ItThey had one at the local high school today and at one of the elementary schools nearby.  A threat was in the area. Being very close to the anniversary of the Connecticut Elementary school shooting, it crossed my mind that perhaps we are a bit foolish to believe that our children are safe when […]

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Month 117 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ You truly are a hockey lover.  When you aren’t playing it, you are watching it on TV or on your iPad or you are talking about it.  We are three months into this crazy schedule of ours and enjoying all the breaks when we do get them.  After Christmas your schedule […]

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Month 89 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ What an awesome weekend of hockey. You played and worked hard and we are very proud of you.  Your efforts were rewarded with a player of the game. Our Elves (Marcus, Merry and Elsa) returned this week and put up our tree for us.  We decorated it last night and this morning, they […]

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Month 68 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ You are learning so much in school right now… like how to read.  You are able to read so many words now.  You love to write.  You will grab a pen, paper and a book and go and sit at the table.  You open the book and start writing some of […]

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the Hate

Pin ItIn our world and in my own back yard.  It’s big.  It’s small. Twin Towers. The school yard. Paris. You know, to name a few. But hate is everywhere.  It’s overseas, across the border and it is in my own back yard. I don’t know how to raise three daughters in this world.  I […]

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Month 116 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Your hockey schedule is tiring me out.   It’s hectic but we still love watching you play.  Right now you are on the ice about 8 hours a week.  Each week, when I see you getting tired, I always ask if this is still good.  Are you still okay with all this […]

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Month 88 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Another successful Halloween is over.  It was another great evening spent with friends getting treats.  Trunk or Treat at the library was a hit for us again this year.  You were exhausted by the end of it all.  We were lucky with mild weather too.  Even though it rained, it was […]

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Month 67 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ We went to see Taylor Swift in Fargo and you were so excited.  Your very first concert and it was a show stopper.  Just try to top that…. being your first concert, you probably won’t.  You almost fell asleep on Daddy but then you would hear a song you liked and […]

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The light still flickers

Pin ItDimly in my peripheral vision. It’s constantly there but I don’t always notice it. I’m just so used to it being there and I would certainly notice it go out. It’s a constant reminder of what was.  What could have been.  What is now. A constant reminder that I was pregnant five times.  A […]

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Month 115 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ You cut off your hair. Short. Then you had the #9 shaved in the back. It looks awesome! You are playing a lot of hockey right now.  Our family is breathing hockey.  Last week our family enjoyed 12 hours of hockey, 7 of which were yours.  You have made the decision […]

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Month 87 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~   I’m so proud of you. Sometimes, I am chatting with you and you say things… or you do something and the pride I have for you rises up and wants to burst right out.  Last night as we were driving to your first official hockey practise of the season, I […]

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Month 66 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ Senior Kindergarten this year.  I remember last year, wondering how you would manage without me running behind you picking up after you.  The first few months many things were forgotten at school.  Shoes.  Jacket.  Sweater. With each day that you were in school was another day of independence for you.  I […]

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Month 114 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Grade four this year.  You started on September 1.  A new school.  Middle school, actually.  You have been helping out a lot around the yard this year too.  You cut grass for us and now you are helping us haul wood for the winter.  You are a pretty big help and […]

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Month 86 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Grade two today. Grade two. I remember your first day of preschool. Like yesterday. Grade two. You did so much reading this summer and you participated in the reading club at the library.  You did a great job.  I hope your love of reading continues. We spent our last summer weekend […]

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Our Summer in iPhone Photos