February 26th . 2015

Sacrifice

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Quite by accident we have given up our dishwasher for Lent. Or rather it gave us up. Let me tell you, if you are looking for the ultimate indulgence to deny yourself, ding ding ding, the dishwasher is it.
It is ridiculous that we have lived in our house for just shy of eight years and in that time we have now replaced two appliances (and have repaired two others). And let’s not even get into the kitchen floor Jim has to replace as a result of this whole debacle. Apartment dwelling is looking better by the day.
Here’s to a brighter (and less hand-washed) next week!

February 25th . 2015

Lantern

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The e-reader has become the lantern of the 21st century. Am I right? I decided this whilst using mine to navigate nighttime bathroom trips. Fortunately, like the lantern, the bathroom has made huge improvements over the last century and a half, too. But even if we all still had outhouses, I’d probably get there by Kindlelight.

February 24th . 2015

Dr. Dipper

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After a few hours at a water park, we had a little time to kill waiting for some food to appear on our table. It turns out the best random thing to have in your purse for such occasions are a few blank name tags. 

I told Bastien to give Daddy a name to guess. The big Captain Underpants fan that he is, he named Jim Dr. Diaper. Except he spelled it “Dipper”. I probably have never laughed so hard in my life than during the three minutes Jim spent trying to guess who he was. 

(Because I know you’re wondering, I was “Daddy”. And I’m sure none of this was confusing at all to the wait staff.)

February 23rd . 2015

My Beauty Queen

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I cannot believe she let me do this. But indeed she was all over it. I would so love to open up a little shop called Pinterest Princesses. You pick a Pinterest hairstyle, I’ll make it happen for $10. Whaddya think? I think moms would pay for this. And finally I would be able to quench my thirst accomplishing hundreds of braids!

February 22nd . 2015

Winter Weekend Wonders

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I cannot say which of these made my weekend more impressive. I think I’m supposed to say the first fatbike ride on the bike I’ve waited months for. And let me tell you it was impressive. But walking across a field of snow up to your knees. Or seeing your first heard in months. These were right up there. Along with two birthday cakes. And watching my son score the first goal of the game. And church that just really made sense. Wow we do weekend right around here.

February 19th . 2015

Simple Pleasures On A “Feels Like -25″ Day

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Me:
Latte with 2 scoops raw sugar
Eden Organic Popcorn
Colored pencil time
Escaping to teach one big hour of yoga
Hot, hot wood stove
Alaskan Bush People

Bastien:
Robin Hood
Eden Organic Popcorn
A bowlful of strawberries
Math
Playing “Library”

Hadley:
Jessie
Eden Organic Popcorn
The couch, pillow, blanket
Vacuuming
Pajamas all the live-long day

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