England

by Jessica 6 August 2014 Annabelle

  So did I mention we went to England? We started in London.  We visited Westminster Abbey, the Eye of London, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (and of course the Peter Pan statue for Levi), Buckingham Palace (the tour and the changing of the guards), lots of [...]

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Jackson’s Birthday Party

by Jessica 29 June 2014 Family

Yesterday was my nephew Jackson’s birthday party.  He just turned 8. This is the face he made when I first tried to take his picture.  Stinker. Everyone enjoyed the pool. Including Grandpa (aka Mr. Raudnebush) and the adorable baby Adam. Katelyn was having fun in the pool too with her mama. Levi was trying to [...]

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Phinn’s Birthday

by Jessica 29 June 2014 Family

This past Sunday was Phinn’s 1st birthday.   We know this because that is what Lucky Dog told us.  Of course we also know that Phinn is a Dachshund Pointer mix because that is what Lucky Dog told us.  Look at him.  Does he look like a Dachshund?  Or a Pointer? What we can pretty [...]

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Siesta Key 2014

by Jessica 30 April 2014 Annabelle

  We’re home from Siesta Key.  Darn.  It was fun, relaxing and I didn’t want to come home.  So many good memories made on this trip. We started the week out at Disney but I’m still waiting on those photos–thanks to my mom’s point and shoot, we captured so many great moments. Anyway, once we [...]

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The Naked Truth: A Review

by Jessica 31 March 2014 Marriage

It’s been a little while since I’ve reviewed a book over here, but I just got in a book that I think is worthwhile for those who frequent this blog and lots of other people too (so send your friends over, would you?).  I usually cover books and blogs about parenting, yoga and exercise, photography, [...]

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Sydney’s Home!

by Jessica 11 March 2014 Annabelle

This week we had a surprise visit from our nanny Sydney, who just came home for spring break from her college in South Carolina.   It was a complete surprise for the kids, as Sydney asked us to promise not to tell them.  They’ve been asking for her, and we’ve been face timing with her [...]

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Annabelle’s Birthday Interview–Yeah, I know. It’s a month late.

by Jessica 28 January 2014 Annabelle

    I’m over a month late with this post but I figured I might as well share it since it’s sweet and fun and I want to remember it.   For Annabelle’s 7th birthday, I interviewed her.  I saw Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry share posts on her children’s birthday where she [...]

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Thanksgiving 2013

by Jessica 5 December 2013 Annabelle

  We spend most of our Thanksgivings in Connecticut with my mom and Matt’s mom.  The holidays are my favorite time of year, but they can be hard for our family too. Not sure that I have ever mentioned this on the blog before, but Matt and I both lost our fathers at a pretty [...]

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Stay Calm this Thanksgiving

by Jessica 22 November 2013 Family

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2013 – “Thanksgiving is fast approaching and many people are feeling a sense of dread,” notes mindfulness blogger Dani DiPirro. “The holiday should fill us with gratitude, but it’s not unusual to feel more panicked than peaceful. Staying thankful, even during the most stressful moments, is one of the best ways to fill [...]

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Permission Granted: 5 Ways to Find Rest this Holiday

by Jessica 22 November 2013 Family

This article landed in my inbox from the team that works for Renee Trudeau and her blog about nurturing the family soul.  I love it!  I hope you do too! ************************************************************* Permission Granted: 5 Ways to Find Rest this Holiday Does the thought of hanging Christmas lights and attending holiday work parties make you want [...]

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