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Count the Blessings

So many amazing blessings to count!  One of my dearest friends, who wasn’t even supposed to have one baby, just had her second … and calling Ellisyn beautiful is the understatement of the year.  Another lifelong friend just found out that TWINS are on the way.  And after a heart-breaking
Posted  on March 3, 2015
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They’re NOT On Your Side

Maybe you’ve read about a recent Supreme Court ruling.  A woman in Iowa was back at her job after taking eight weeks off for maternity leave.  Her new baby was breastfed so she needed a place to pump when she was at work.  After being sent around from one supervisor
Posted  on February 10, 2015
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For Real?!

The internet is an awesome thing…except when it isn’t.  When I was pregnant with Roman, I Googled, read about and made lists of all the awesome date nights Marc and I were going to have.  Just because we had two kids was not going to be a reason to not
Posted  on January 13, 2015
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Whoa! I’m Back … I think.

I just got an email from a friend that said, ‘Lanette … update your blog.  Otherwise it looks like you’re dangerously overdue.’  It took me a second … ‘Oh yeah!  I have a blog!’  Lately it seems as if my mind and my body are in two different places at
Posted  on December 14, 2014
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No Baby Yet??

“No baby yet?”  This is a question I never had to hear with my first born, because Everett decided to make his grand entrance a month early.  It makes me smile how everyone walks slowly around the corner – hoping to not see me at work – and then when
Posted  on August 19, 2014
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My New Nephew

I am feeling so blessed to be able to share with you the arrival of my sweet nephew, Nathaniel James.  Notice I didn’t use the word ‘little’ in his description?  This gorgeous boy was born on July 20th weighing 10 pounds, 8.6 ounces and was 22 inches long.  I’ve looked,
Posted  on July 29, 2014
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New Playground … At Least for Us

My husband stumbled across an awesome playground in Cottage Grove.  It’s the Phoebe Bulman Bakken Memorial Park … and this place is cool.  There’s lots of great climbing and running and sliding and swinging.  And it got extra cool when I found out that it was a park built just
Posted  on July 15, 2014
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Last Two Months

So, here we go.  Rounding the corner into the last two months of this pregnancy.  I have to say that I’ve felt much better than when I was pregnant with Everett.  I’m not swollen.  I have much more energy and overall the experience has been wonderfully uneventful.  Now I’m not
Posted  on June 27, 2014
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Dear Diary

Sometimes we do things we’re so embarrassed by … like this past weekend when we were at the park.  Everett was swinging and swinging and swinging.  Every time I’d slow down he’d say, “MORE SWINGING!”  I’m sure it was a good hour until he finally decided heading home was a
Posted  on June 10, 2014
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We’re Officially Proud Mini Van Owners

I was just waiting … waiting for my husband to finally come around to a mini van rather than an SUV.  He researched which SUV we were going to get.  Figured out our possible monthly payments.  Decided which dealership we’d buy from –  and I supported his hard work.  I
Posted  on May 21, 2014