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Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

This post is written a year later and I'm back dating it.  Photos are to show what we did that day for future reference. 

Well that looks good!  I think that I might do that again.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rattled by Motherhood

I look back on the posts written between 2008 and 2013 and want to give myself a hug and say it will get better.  You will pay your bills, you will have money left over, you will not lose your job - in fact you will excel!  You will move to Maryland and work from home.  Your relationship with your husband will improve, you will eventually get full nights sleep AND add a 3rd child to the mix.

You poor thing, you had it rough.  You had no idea motherhood balanced with a career could be so hard.  I heard about a book recently called "Surprised by Motherhood".  I think if I were to write one, it would be "Rattled by Motherhood" because in reading these posts I realized I was deeply shaken by the challenges in early motherhood.  Glad it got better, glad I stayed close to God in the process.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

May the 4th Be With You ~ 2014

At awesome local coffee shop, Rooster Moon Café, drawing Star Wars characters with Charlotte.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Introducing, Super Enthusiastic Produce Guy

"Carrots, we need carrots for Charlotte's school lunch", I announce to my family, while shopping at Food Lion.  As I ponder carrot options, Super Enthusiastic Product Guy swoops in...
"Hey!  Did you know, those carrots are juiced and then the pulp remains are pressed together to make those tiny carrots?  I make my own baby carrot mash at home." says SEPG.
"Ah no, I was not aware of that.  But she likes them", I say, as I locate the tiny ones".
"But they basically have NO nutritional value!", he says, at a much louder volume and passionately. 
"Okay, when you put it that way", I say while reaching for the whole carrots.
We quickly move onto the applesauce aisle and round the corner to pass produce again.  I move in to grab a bunch when suddenly SEPG reappears to tell me the Organic Banana's are better, much better!  More firm and dense.  Only $0.08 more per pound!  I slowly put back the dirty bananas and select an organic set.

We complete our shopping and on the way to our truck we spot SEPG outside, taking a SMOKING break!!! 

Seriously Hagerstown, I can't make this stuff up.