7 Tips and Tricks for Visiting Cedar Point

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I’ve been neglecting this space because we’ve been CRAY busy in the month of May: Brad’s Trip to Idaho, Baseball Games, Soccer Games, End of School Madness, a Trip to Cedar Point, My Dad’s 80th Birthday, My Dad’s Knee Replacement Surgery. WHEW!  My apologies! This is our 3rd time to return to Cedar Point and …

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Scenes from A Landlocked Spring Break

  Last week my people were on Spring Break, and as much the ocean calls our names and we’d love some time away, it just wasn’t the right timing for us. At the beginning of the week, I almost blocked all your deep blue water beach pictures, sun-kissed skin, and tank tops from my feed, …

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Creating a Simple Gallery Wall

One of the best books I read in 2014 was The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by one of my favorite bloggers Myquillin Smith. I savored each chapter, not wanting it to be over.  In it I found inspiration and permission for a home well-lived over perfection. One idea …

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Turn By Turn Decisions…

Hiya, Friends. Still there? All tan, refreshed, and summerfied? Remember me? The quad mom with 4 boys. Yeah, the crazy one. I know I’ve been quiet. It’s been summer, and crazy, and different, and the ole blog got the shaft. Thanks for stickin’ it out. I’ve missed this space, and hope I can write a …

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Trips Are Not Always As They Appear on Facebook…

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So if I shared you the following pictures on my Facebook page, you might think, “Wow. What a fun camping trip. Look at those boys always getting along. That’s just lovely.”    And that’s how it was {MOST} of the time.  There were hotdogs around the fire, fun games of ladder ball, fishing, and playing …

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The Next American Ninja Warrior: Spider Jump

The boys were recently introduced to American Ninja Warrior, and of course were instantly hooked. It’s right up their alley with their climbing,  jumping, and anything daring obsessions. I’m telling you, these boys do the monkey bars until their hands blister {badly} and then go right back again. Their favorite part of watching the show …

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Prioritizing the Priorities

What’s that sound?  Listen – do you hear it?  {QUIET}  It’s a rare sound around these parts, but this week the boys are spending time with Brad’s parents at Bible school (Bless You, Grandparents and VBS volunteers!), and we are getting a nice dose of quiet. We’re taking this time to work uninterrupted, catch up …

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On Being Steadfast…

  Oh, Parenting.  You are a different bag of tricks than I had expected.  I’ve been searching for the quick fixes, and happily ever afters, and everyone wins, and they’re not to be found. Instead it’s the daily race of being steadfast.  It’s being a constant, consistent, calm, steady, gentle, faithful, firm, continual, and grounded …

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