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Nine Years.

The Kauffmans get smushy again– because we can. Today is our 9th Anniversary. No, I will not try to top my husband’s tribute to me (last post)– that was unbeatable, the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me, and very much more than I deserve. So, marriage. If you had to define your marriage […]

May 16, 2012 22
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Mother’s Day Hack ;)

“The world is held together by moms and duct tape.” This is Mr. Kauffman.  Just thought you should know that up front.  I’ve always thought it would be fun to hack Jenny’s blog and surprise her with something sweet.  Today, Mother’s Day, is that day I guess. We were over 1,500 miles apart when the […]

May 13, 2012 24
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Does anyone else LOVE waking up on a rainy morning? You sit up in bed- vaguely remembering the sounds of thunder the night before, heard only faintly over the white-noise of the air-conditioner.  You stretch, it’s like a very happy nostalgia… You get out of bed, make it, brush the teeth that feel like they […]

May 10, 2012 4
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Pumpkin Bread (with applesauce instead of oil) and Weight Watchers Cream Cheese (good, but NOT the same either). Tast-ay… Mirror I tried to sell twice. Win for me. Laundry vs. new magazine… Laila eating cereal in the playroom at her school desk. Thinking about stuff…. I love my blondie… still eating. Cleaned up the porch, […]

May 4, 2012 6
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Making Stuff.

{Hi, Elle-babes.} She said, “My hair is so MESSY on this picture.” I looked at her as she said it, and her hair was just this messy. 🙂 Sometimes I throw together a post from all kinds of months with a theme to clear out pictures. Today’s: Making Stuff. PLEASE do not think I work […]

May 2, 2012 5
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Spruce Lake.

Spruce Lake was sacred ground. We didn’t realize that at first. This last Tuesday, our little family left with four other adults and 29 kids- grades 7-12 for Spruce Lake Retreat (Outdoor School) in Poconos, PA. I was excited, but nervous, because of a few different factors.  I wasn’t sure what the days would hold, […]

April 21, 2012 21
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One Photo.

||Self-Made Bunny Hats & Peeps|| Although they tried to hide it… …it was a good day.

April 13, 2012 3
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I get to live with them.

Laila is one of the most forgiving, longsuffering, lovey-dovey, happy-go-lucky little girls that I have. She makes my day every day with her cheeriness. Like… this is so her, on the way to church Easter Sunday she told me with downcast, admiring eyes, from her car seat, “I just LOVE my outfit.” Me: “Okay.” Looking […]

April 11, 2012 13
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Nothing super important.

My Sweet Laila. I have noticed when shopping- little, fun, printed skirts are so in this spring. So I decided to sew some. 🙂 I have been making them as fast as I can. If you use a coupon at Joanns, it only takes a half yard to make a skirt and so you can […]

March 19, 2012 8
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Old Books, old friends.

Old books mean a lot to me. Growing up from about age 5 -11, I didn`t have a lot of friends. I spent all my time reading. I remember my mom driving the 6 miles to Mbg Library, the old building was on Main Street back then. I remember the feeling of expectation, as my […]

March 5, 2012 23
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