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Spicy Chocolate with Chilies and Nibs

by autumn on March 15, 2011 · 5 comments

Today has been a GOOD day!! I got up within 15 minutes of the alarm going off at 7 AM.  That’s early.  Michael desires that we be up at 7 and to honor his wishes makes me feel oh so good-wifeish.  He’s a little neurotic. Haley is finished with school work BEFORE lunch! Wow.  This […]

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The Loss of a Family Pet

by autumn on February 14, 2011 · 4 comments

Yesterday our beloved family dog, Chance, passed away. He was my first baby. Michael and I married in August 1998 and got Chance in October.  He went everywhere with us. Chance lived in 10 different houses and saw the birth of 5 children. I cried for hours yesterday. My eyes were practically swollen shut.  Seeing […]

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A Breastfeeding Journey Part 2

by autumn on January 31, 2011 · 1 comment

Here is the link to A Breastfeeding Journey Part 1. And the story continues… Chapter 4: Ling Ling I failed to mention that Haley, Haven and Paisley were all born at home.  I often forget to mention that as it seems so normal (to me). But, writing the story of my 4th child I can’t […]

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A Breastfeeding Journey Part 1

by autumn on January 29, 2011 · 5 comments

Every story has a beginning.  A good one.  A bad one. Or both. My breastfeeding journey begins as both. Chapter 1: Cha-hisser On March 20, 2002, after an excrutiatingly long labor that involved 5 1/2 hours of pushing (no typo) I finally gave birth to our 1st child.  A girl.  Haley Annabelle, 7lbs 15 1/2 […]

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Newborn Smiles Are Priceless!!

by autumn on January 27, 2011 · 5 comments

Last night as we were laying in bed I grabbed Michael’s phone to take a picture of Camden.  I accidentally hit the button and captured this!! There was virtually no light so I edited it a ton to make a visible and somewhat decent. Don’t you just love the joy this smile exudes??! And just […]

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Our Virtual Christmas Card

by autumn on December 24, 2010 · 2 comments

I opted to forgo the Christmas cards this year and simply wait to send out birth announcements.  However, I know how sad that makes you so here’s a virtual one to hang over your virtual fireplace.

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A Book Series for the “ADHD” 6yo Boy

by autumn on December 23, 2010 · 3 comments

ADHD= We didn’t begin training him early enough which gave him the impression that it is okay to have the attention span of a fruit fly unless the subject at hand is viewed as interesting to him. Just in case you were wondering. Most books that we read are enjoyed by the whole family.  There […]

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Happy Birthday, Paisley!!

by autumn on December 15, 2010 · 3 comments

With each child I fully realize just how fast they grow up. I can remember Paisley’s birth like it was yesterday. It was a beautiful birth. A dream birth. (birth story at the end) Everyone who meets Paisley falls in love. Is it the curls?  Big brown eyes?  Precious smile?? It’s definitely the whole package.  […]

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Homeschooling isn’t always easy

by autumn on December 9, 2010 · 2 comments

***Update: I’m going to leave this post for all to see but after reading it hours later I realize just how pathetic I sound. Forgive me for exposing this side of me.*** I know, I make it look easy. But, really it’s not. At this point you should heed the warning sign below. All other […]

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My Thankful List for 2010

by autumn on November 24, 2010 · 4 comments

1. Substantial and exponential growth in knowledge of the Bible. This year I will have read through the Bible in full for the first time! 2. My church family. It seems unreal to be part of a church where the people are so genuinely kind. How sad is that?! Shouldn’t I expect this? Well, yes, […]

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