Category Archives: Holidays

“Hi, my name is Studmuffin.”

Recently I was reading up on the “milestones” for a 5-month-old, since Bennett will be 5 months on Monday (January 6th). Anyway, it said that he should know his name by now. I’m always a little confused about the ways he’ll be “on track” or “delayed” since he was a preemie. Anyway, so of course […]

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Merry & Bright

This was our first Christmas as a family (with kids) outside Wisconsin, without traveling. Of course, McKenzie woke us up super-early. “SANTA CAME! SANTA CAME! SAAAAAANTA CAAAAAAAAME! Let’s open presents now. Get out of bed. I’ll go get our stockings!” {{Groan.}} Anyway, she had so much fun opening all her lovely gifts from family & […]

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Still settling in.

Jon is officially on Christmas leave until the New Year. We’re still settling in, but the house isn’t completely put together yet…we still have the bedrooms to do. We wanted to do the living room first and make it feel like a comfy place to relax. I really love how the house is coming together. […]

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We’ve got Daddy back!

Jon flew in Thanksgiving Eve! It’s been SO wonderful to have him back. McKenzie and Bennett spent the Thanksgiving weekend enjoying their Daddy’s company. I think it’s pretty obvious what I was thankful for this year. =) Bennett also got to meet his great-grandma (aka GiGi–get it? Great Grandma?). She’s 98 years-old! He also got […]

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November 2013? Really?

How is it November already?! I feel like 2013 has gone by in the blink of an eye. As I mentioned in this post, we went to Minnesota last weekend for my niece’s birthday. She and McKenzie are like sisters—they play amazingly at first, then move on to epic battles as the weekend progresses. Oy. […]

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