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Remembering Frostbite {aka Frosty}

Yesterday we lost a beloved member of our family, our cat of almost 15 years…Frosty.

He had not been eating very well for almost a month…and was slowly going downhill. There was nothing wrong that the vet could find, so maybe it was just his time. He was almost 15. The last few days of his life he had been struggling, and at 4 am on January 11, 2018…he took his last breath. πŸ™ read more

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It’s cookie time!

Can you believe Christmas is so close now? I love this time of year! I just wanted to do a quick post to share some photos. Every year we like to make Christmas cookies – all different kinds! Last night we made sugar cookies. To be totally honest, Jace and the girls made these cookies. {I made the frosting.} πŸ˜‰

Have a very Merry Christmas! πŸ˜€ read more

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A little family fun!

Last night we got to go to a fun Fargo Force fan dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. The Fargo Force is our local hockey team, and they set up a “fan dinner” for the kids in the kids club. The kids who are part of the kids club are basically season ticket holders. So this dinner was provided for them {for free} and their family members.

We all sat in a sort of banquet room and had dinner with a few players from the team. There were also drawing for prizes like t-shirts and more. Jadyn actually had her name called to win a 10th Anniversary hockey puck with the team name on it. She was super excited! Right before they called her name, she saw the prize and said, “THAT would be cool!” So, it was pretty awesome that right after she said that, her name was called. πŸ™‚ read more

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Today I am thankful for…. {11-9-17}



God given patience!
It’s definitely there when I need it most. Like today when I pulled the carpet cleaner out to clean my carpet in the living room area upstairs. I also had to clean the actual carpet cleaner itself, too. Something I did not want to do—-ugh….but I did it anyways. Why?! Because it needed it! If you have pets, you know how funky a carpet cleaner can get. Hair and fluff balls trapped inside….GROSS! Anyway….today I am thankful that I had the patience to do this without getting super irritated….{gagging and all!} HA HA! πŸ˜€

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My Furbabies and their Vet appointments!

First up is Frosty. We have been concerned because he is barely eating anymore and has lost weight. I took him to the vet and we had a right to be concerned. He has dental disease and has lost weight as a result of it. He is only 10 lbs. So skinny! πŸ™

He was quite nervous at his checkup, but was a very good boy! read more

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Enjoying this lovely weather….

Just sharing some of the recent pictures I have taken….enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Parenting & Schooling: a Guide to Getting Them Both Right

Parenting and schooling are two things that rely on one another. Good parenting is impossible without good schooling. And good schooling is impossible without good parenting. So, you need to be aware of the importance of them both if you are going to succeed as a parent.

However, when most parents try to get this balancing act right, they simply run into hurdles and make a mess of it. That’s not what you want to happen to you too. Luckily, we’re going to talk about some of the most pressing issues and where the overlap between parenting and schooling occurs. read more

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Our mini {2 day} getaway to the twin cities!

A couple of weeks ago we went out of town for a little mini getaway. The local football team that my hubby Jace works with had a game out of town, about 3 1/2 hours away, so we decided we would make it a little family trip. We left on a Saturday and returned on Monday evening.

Here are just a few pics of where we went and what we did! Notice the food pics? Ha! It’s always fun eating at places that are new to you. Places that you don’t have where you live. πŸ˜€ read more

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Leonardo DiCATio

A couple of new pics of Leo! This cat {kitten} is getting so big! He is around 10 months old now and is quite the big boy! πŸ™‚

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A bit of Holiday Fun: Cookie Houses!

Okay, I say “cookie” houses because none of these were made with gingerbread.

Jace decorated a chocolate one, Jacey, a Hello Kitty…and Jadyn, a Shopkins house. They were so fun {even though they were not gingerbread – gingerbread is MY favorite!} πŸ™‚ read more

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My New KitchenAid Mixer!

I am beyond thrilled to finally have this KitchenAid Mixer. I have been wanting one for so long. The hubby and I were at Costco and these were on sale, so he told me if I wanted one to just get it! πŸ˜€ Awesome hubby, right?! (I really think he was just tired of hearing about it–haha!!)

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Halloween Pics

Just wanted to share a few Halloween pics….a few days late! Oh well, better late than never, right?

This year Jadyn was Batgirl, and Jace was Commissioner Gordon. Jacey sat this Halloween out and stayed home. {She still got candy!} I put on a cat mask and called myself cat woman. πŸ˜€ read more

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The newest member of our family!

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An 11th Birthday!

This post it somewhat late, of course! {Jacey turned 11 on July 1st.}
Things have been pretty busy! We took a vacation to Mexico, {which I’ll post about later}, and right after we got home, my oldest daughter turned 11 years old. We had a small family get together. Most of her friends were on vacation or away at the time.

Here are just a few pics of the Birthday celebration. Her grandma & grandpa Denman came for a visit. Grandma Denman even made her a cake {of Jacey’s choice} and we went out for a Birthday dinner. It was fun and Jacey enjoyed herself! read more

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Lets make bird feeders!

Small paper cups, twine, peanut butter and bird seed! πŸ™‚

Making a bird feeder.... read more