Let’s Be Honest – Sugar Addict

I’m addicted to sugar. We don’t regularly keep cookies or ice cream in our house. I’ve been known to throw away a mostly good box of Oreos, and we regularly throw out Halloween, Easter, and Christmas candy because we never finish it all. We even have tried to cut back on sugar by only have dessert one night a week. Yet, we’re still addicted. I get that crash and burn feeling later in the afternoon and I typically feel like I need something a little sweet after each meal. Tyler and I will hide sweets and than pull them out
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Potential Summer Reading

Here’s my problem with reading lists: I’m horribly unreliable. I make a list with whole-hearted intentions, but then I discover they were actually half-hearted intentions because another book has struck my fancy and gets thrown into the mix. I end up with too many books to actually read. For example, five days ago I made out a summer reading list based off of another list I made two months ago based off my Goodreads page and Pinterest board. Then yesterday, while talking with a friend, I decided to read yet another book she was telling me about. So here I am
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The Good Old Days

From canitbesaturdaynow.com Do you ever stop and think, “These are the good old days.” It’s true. One day, you’ll look back and remember only the good things that happened today, this week, this year. You’ll say, “Remember when we used to be able to go out whenever we wanted; remember when gas was only $3.50/gallon; remember when people could still disconnect from their cell phones; remember when we didn’t have to pay a mortgage, student loans, and our parents’ nursing home bills; remember when we sat on our porch and ate brunch after our five-mile run; remember when we took
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10 Years Ago

After reading, “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty, I’m left considering how people change and what 10 years can do to how we act. It’s frightening to think that in 10 years my values and daily habits could have changed so much as to seem like a completely different person, maybe even a person I wouldn’t enjoy being around or having as a friend. Would you want to be your own friend? Would you trust yourself with all your secrets and emotions? I’m not sure if I’d want to be my own friend, but I’m thankful for all of the
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2012 Insta-Recap

Our Year in Instagram Photos 2012 was a year of much blessing, delicious food, family, travel, friends, animals, and celebrations. A song for the New Year. Looking forward to more of this for the next 12 months.
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All Things New

Happy 2013! I was watching some of the old videos Tyler made the other day, when I came across a wedding video he did for some friends last year. I usually don’t tear up at weddings. I’m not one to cry, but for some reason I always get a little misty when I watch this video. I think it’s because of something the pastor says in the midst of the wedding ceremony (about the time they kiss in the video). In one moment he says, “That’s why your hopes and dreams can become a reality, because Jesus said I make
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Whining over the Little Things

I’m often surprised at how much E whines over the little things. But when it comes to big boo-boos or life issues, he’s amazingly silent. Those are the times when I really want him to tell me he’s in pain or upset. I wish I could flip a switch for him to complain about those things and not the broccoli, the smaller piece of cake, the unfairness of life. For instance, he recently visited a friend. After I picked him up from his play date, we ran three of four errands and then went home. About thirty minutes later, he came
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Amazing Mom

Mom. I’ve finally gotten to the place where I really appreciate my parents. Everyone always tells kids they’ll appreciate and understand their parents one day. Typical of any child, I didn’t believe what I heard. But I guess about the time we start turning into our parents, we also start appreciating and loving certain things we used to puzzle over. Ironic and scary. I love my mom. She seems very quiet when you first meet her, especially in large groups, but don’t let her fool you. If you get her one-on-one or in groups of people she knows well, she
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Let’s Be Honest – Election Day Blues

Image from extratv.com I’m not an overly political person. I will always take advantage of my right to vote every 2-4 years. However, you will rarely, if ever, see me start a conversation or maybe even participate in a conversation about politics. I don’t do this because I’m uneducated on politics and think they’re stupid. Well, I am pretty uneducated on them, but out of choice rather than out of ignorance. I don’t participate because it’s not worth my time nor does it accomplish anything except to encourage spite and enmity between individuals. I don’t keep up with politics for
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