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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
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Oh Baby!

Good news from the Hansen household!  There’s going to be a new addition.  Roman Frederick will be Everett’s little brother and his ETA is August 28th.  Now that I’m of ‘Advanced Maternal Age’ things are a little more achey and I’m a little slower, but I’m so happy and feel
Posted  on April 22, 2014
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Sweet Piper Girl

Last Friday was like any other sort of day.  Got done with work, headed home to see my son and then we went downstairs to play.  That’s where our sweet kitty, Piper, lives.  She’s finally given up on trying to pretend that she likes the dogs and chooses to claim
Posted  on April 10, 2014
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Consignment Sale Shopping

Consignment sale shopping is about some of the best advice I ever got.  Yes orginally when you found out you were going to be a parent, you hit the internet and the stores so that your precious little cherub gets everything bright, shiny and new.  But then you wise up. 
Posted  on March 26, 2014
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Mr. Carter Man

There are few events in your life where you remember EVERYTHING.  One of those rare times for me was when my nephew Carter was born.  It was five years ago on Monday, St. Patrick’s Day.  I remember what I was wearing.  I remember the 24-hours leading up to it.  I
Posted  on March 14, 2014