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January 01, 2013


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Smalltown Me

Luck is huge. As you know, we had the worst happen in our extended family this summer. And yet I still feel lucky that so much more of life has been good.

MVP is the best brother EVER!!!!! To wait for his sis like that!

Limbic Resonance

Happy New Year!! I've been on a HUGE break, but here's to more blogging in 2013!


Happy new year! Sounds like a wonderful holiday and I'm so glad that everyone was around and happy (and I hope the sickness has passed --cracking a rib is no small thing!)


Dylan was sitting on my lap while I was reading this, and when he saw the two shots of you and the boys, he said "Oh! I like those pictures! That "girl" looks very happy". I hope 2013 is full of wonderful memories for you.


It sounds like a wonderful holiday :-) And I'll bet gifts like SB's wrapped canvas photo will give the kids a new appreciation for your constant photos :-)

Green Girl in Wisconsin

It makes me grin to see how good life is in your world.


Don't you just love Etsy?! That's such a cool pic of SB skydiving!!! Happy New Year :-)

gary rith

skydiving WOW :)


Your closing sentences are HUGE. I'd say *not* being actively full of gratitude is a worse offense to those who are hurting or lacking. I mean, what if you have all the riches of life and trip around, blithely unaware of them? That's a PISSER, if you have nothing.

Your every post is a heartening shout out to all that life can be.

Martha Mc

I echo what Green Girl, Gary and Jocelyn say. Being grateful and recognizing that much of it is based on luck is huge, in my opinion. However, I'd add hard work to that mix, because it's obvious that you have done a great job with the blessings you've received and not taken them for granted.

But that picture of SB sky-diving ... double WOW. I cannot.imagine.doing.that!

Happy New Year to all.

The Girl Next Door

I totally hear you on so great to have them all home, but kind of great when they are gone again. Never thought I'd say THAT!!! Love love love the special gifts. This was one of the first christmases that both kids really got into the spirit of "what is something truly special" to give another. Love that your family is so loving, caring and thoughtful. We are blessed - thank goodness we appreciate it, no?!

mom taxi julie

wow those are some great gifts!

You look great and definitely not old enough to be the "mom" in those pictures!

Adidas Jeremy Scott

Happy New Year to all.

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Wow, ez egy csodálatos blog van, mint egy fantasy mágikus világ, tényleg szép íze van.

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