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Henry: 20 Month Snapshot

I like to capture little moments in time and talk about what life is like with Henry at any given time. 20 months has been a very fun age, probably the most fun yet. Henry is so talkative! Here’s some of what he’s saying: “Mucky Mow” = Mickey Mouse “Muk” […]

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A New Home, and a Move Date

Holy moly gumdrops, y’all. I’m going to be a Texan on June 10th, and I actually have a home to live in. Turns out, despite my best efforts to be more frugal (more on that in other post), I didn’t go for the cheapest possible option. Nope, for some reason […]

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To My Son, On Mother’s Day

Dear Henry, As much as I enjoy being able to share in this day and beingĀ appreciated for my mom-status, I feel like every day is a celebration. Being your mama has been such an indescribable joy. It’s hard to imagine what my life was like before you entered it, because […]

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The Great Rental House Search of 2017

Here we are again, a mere 10 months after doing this last year…I’m house hunting. This time, I get to find a rental house sight unseen! So that’s a real barrel of chimpanzees. One interesting thing about Austin real estate is that licensed Realtors basically handle all single family residential […]

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We’re Moving to Austin, TX!

Well, after a ton of hard thinking and deliberation on where the next stop will be, we’ve landed on…. Austin, Texas! That’s right, I’m going to have to dust off my cowgirl hat and boots (yes, I have them) and start saying “y’all” because this Midwesterner-turned-Californian is going to be […]

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Recurring Fever Syndrome: Where the Saga Began

I wanted to post a nice long update about my son Henry’s recurringĀ fever, because when I’ve researched on the internet I haven’t found many personal accounts. I know it’s always helpful to read someone else’s story. But keep in mind, I’m not a medical professional. I don’t even have answers […]

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Hi, We’re New Here

Awkward. That first post on a brand spankin’ new blog. The promise of a fresh start, the intimidation of an empty notebook. What should the first few words say? What sort of message should I emblazon across this blog, proudly megaphoning my thoughts to the 4 people who will read […]