Wednesday, March 6

Marla-March 6, 2013

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They have been decorating the school for the fun fair, the theme this year is the wild west...look what showed up today.

Tuesday, March 5

Marla-March 5, 2013

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We did a puzzle after dinner tonight (I think Colleen gave it to Cole for Christmas). When I suggested it Cole said "I don't do puzzles"...but, he did.

Monday, March 4

Marla-March 4, 2013

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I was going through the toys in our basement tonight to try to get rid of some of them. I had to keep these old keys, I really like them.

Sunday, March 3

Marla-March 3, 2013

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Eric, Cole and I went to a museum in Rockford to see an exhibit "Rick's Picks", it is a collection of guitars and memorabilia from Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. Guess who we ran into that just happened to be there also...the man himself, RICK NIELSEN! What a fun surprise. He was just there showing some friends around and was kind enough to pose with us (what a guy!).

Friday, March 1

Saturday, February 23

Marla-February 23, 2013

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I worked at the public library all day today. I was making phone call to patrons to remind them of the end date for the winter reading club. I needed to keep track of how many calls that I made so, I took a tip from another girl and used the paper clips to help with my count (notice the cord on the phone, it seems weird since I am so used to using a wireless phone). On my lunch break I found it funny that the Clean Eating magazine was sitting out right next to some Frango mints and Nutter Butters.

Wednesday, February 20

Marla-February 20, 2013

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I used Maureen's recipe (on the forum) to make Dad's BBQ potatoes tonight. They were so delicious.

Tuesday, February 19

Marla-February 19, 2013

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I had a gift certificate to get my nails done at my gym, it was going to expire in a few weeks so I used it today. The amazing thing is that I ALWAYS seem to knick them right away...this photo was taken about 6 hours later and I have not ruined them yet! Yeah!

Sunday, February 17

Marla-February 17, 2013

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I worked at the public library today. They are having a drop in craft day tomorrow (for President's day) and they asked me to make an example for the kids.

Maureen February 17, 2013

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The girls did a presentation on Greece at the Girl Scout Thinking Day event, today. The coolest part was their play entitled 'Random Facts About Greece'.

Saturday, February 16

Maureen February 16, 2013

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We bought a used car today from the nicest people ever.  They absolutely loved this car & hated having to give it up.  I hope we love it as much & take care of it well for them. 

Miranda February 16, 2013

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Eating more heart cinnamon rolls

Friday, February 15

Marla-February 15, 2013

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I have a plan to go through each room in our house and clean it (and get rid of anything that we are not using). I started today on the laundry room. Let's see how long it takes me to get through all of the rooms.

Maureen February 15, 2013

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Reading a book - It's so funny!

Miranda February 15, 2013

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The boys earned a movie night for super behavior throughout the week. Gianni
picked Hotel Transylvania. It was super cute!

Thursday, February 14

Maureen February 14, 2013

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Getting ready for Girl Scout Cookie booth sales at the troop meeting today

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Happy Valentine's Day! The one of Gianni at school is him collecting his
Valentine's from his friends. This little boy that Gianni is getting his
Valentine from is blind. Gianni's teacher says that Gianni is the best (of all
the kids) with this little boy. She has Gianni sit next to him and is a role
model to this boy. So sweet.

Wednesday, February 13

Maureen February 13, 2013

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Started a temp position at the Census office today. Will be working full-time for a while in the office, then intermittent hours from home & in the field, completing a survey.

Miranda February 13, 2013

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I had to renew my passport for our vacation and was looking through my old one -
brought back a lot of memories of my travels to Africa.

Tuesday, February 12

Marla-February 12, 2013

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Thought I was going to have to call Joe tonight. I totally plugged up the garbage disposal. Instead I look up a cure on the internet and fixed it myself.

Maureen February 12, 2013

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Went in for a job interview today. This was in the lobby.

Miranda February 12, 2013

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I used one of the lenses on the camera today to see how far it would go - this
is from my back porch! It goes far!

Monday, February 11

Maureen February 11, 2013

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Wyatt joined in with Annie & Tabitha on the piano tonight

Miranda February 11, 2013

I finally decided today, after 2 1/2 months, to keep the camera that Joe bought
me in December. I just got around to putting the strap on.


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Brothers gotta hug!

Marla-February 11, 2013

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...and, he is off. We are sure going to miss him but new adventures await him in Chapel Hill, NC.

Sunday, February 10

Miranda February 10, 2013

Shredding party


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Gianni has been having a hard time with listening lately, so we've created a
program/reward system for him. And, we've also created a chore chart. They both
really love it! (We will see how long that lasts!) : )

Marla-February 10, 2013

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Getting everything packed for his move to North Carolina.

Maureen February 10, 2013

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Girl Scout Cookies are here & ready to be delivered! We should get yours to you some time this week!

Saturday, February 9

Miranda February 9, 2013

I still have Christmas presents for my cousin's in Iowa - I was going to send
them,but would rather see them in person!  

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I had 6 miles to do today on my training schedule and was dreading it because of
the cold weather. I was able to get it in and felt so good afterwards!

Marla-February 9, 2013

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Maureen February 9, 2013

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Exploring the Japanese Gardens at Fabyan

Friday, February 8

Miranda February 8, 2013

Sound the Alarm! We will be celebrating Gianni's birthday on March 23rd (Happy
Birthday to Tim, Marla and Joe, Margie and Maggie too!) Invites to come!  

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We finished up Gianni's Valentine's for school today

Marla-February 8, 2013

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Waiting for his friends to pick him up to go sledding...there they are now.

Maureen February 8, 2013

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Whoever is in the passenger seat has to get out & bring mail to the mailbox when there's mail that needs to go.

Thursday, February 7

Miranda February 7, 2013

 Helping cook  

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We cannot get enough of being outside!

Maureen February 7, 2013

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District Final Spelling Bee

Marla-February 7, 2013

February 7, 2013

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When I went to work at the public library today I needed an umbrella when I walked into the building BUT when I got to my car after work I needed a snow brush. Then Dylan helped Eric put new strings on the guitar.