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THE FIFTH ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #8…

April 17, 2014

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dear silly monkey – as i sit here looking back on the past seven years, i wonder if you even realize just how many memories create the tears i shed today. or why i seem more pensive and contemplative.  i’m aware it must seem strange that your strong mama appears sad on a day to celebrate.  if you only […]

THE FOURTH ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #7…

April 17, 2013

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dear silly monkey – believe it, dude – you are seven!!  i have no idea who i would be today, if i hadn’t been who i was with you, every day before.  oh, monkey, you are the greatest kiddo ever – full of compassion and empathy, life and love, spirit and adventure.  of course, it would make […]

ALL LIFE DEMANDS STRUGGLE. THOSE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING GIVEN TO THEM BECOME LAZY, SELFISH, AND INSENSITIVE TO THE REAL VALUES OF LIFE. THE VERY STRIVING AND HARD WORK THAT WE SO CONSTANTLY TRY TO AVOID IS THE MAJOR BUILDING BLOCK IN THE PERSON WE ARE TODAY.

March 12, 2013

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i am not going to lie.  i am overwhelmed.  i thought i was busy before babyA, what with monkey & B & school & work, but as i stood at my kitchen sink last night, hand washing the thousand pieces of dr. brown’s bottle parts and the hundreds of pieces to my nursing equipment & prepping bottles […]

30 DAYS OF THANKFUL: #13-#25…

November 25, 2012

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day thirteen: i am thankful for allowable procrastination.  the end. day fourteen: i am thankful for B’s pajama pants.  without them, i would be a cranky preggy lady stretching dresses in the winter.  day fifteen: i am thankful for pay-day.  the end.  day sixteen: i am thankful for awesome friends.  had a lovely dinner at brio […]

30 DAYS OF THANKFUL: #12…

November 12, 2012

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day twelve: i am thankful for my mommy-silly monkey conversations.  he is such an inquisitive child and can make me laugh like no other.  the other day, he was trying to explain something to another child and started in with, “… ok, so let me give you an explanation…” he’s just plain clever and witty… […]

30 DAYS OF THANKFUL: #11…

November 11, 2012

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day eleven: i am thankful for american’s veterans.  those still here.  and those who have gone (i miss you grandpa).  thank you for protecting our lives, our freedoms and the freedoms of our children.  ’tis a deed no one can give too many thanks.

30 DAYS OF THANKFUL: #10…

November 10, 2012

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day ten: i am thankful for the gift of party planning enduring friendship.  b/c of three very special & amazing women, this was the aftermath of my saturday… to three of my most favorite girls in the world:  michelle, angie & leslie – thank you for being amazing friends.  thank you for loving me enough to […]