Yearly Archives: 2011

{ and so we are }

I remember when this picture was taken last Christmas. Cade was full-force with Legos and I remember thinking it was absurd to have to read directions SO carefully to build these creations. And shortly thereafter, Cade bypassed my expertise and never asked for my help again. Wayne was sleeping. This year it’s the DS. I […]

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{ hey sugar! }

Almond Frosting. To eat by the finger full when Mom isn’t watching. To swirl on cookies. To ensure Santa’s blood sugar has wild swings in the night. 2 sticks of softened butter 1 pound powdered sugar 3 tsp almond extract milk to achieve desired consistency let er’ whirl.

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{ with a breath as big as a circus tent … everything began }

Noah Wayne Kalinowski 7.13 pounds 20.75″ long born at 5:46 pm on december 16th Noah’s arrival prompted his Daddy to say, “This is the best moment of my life…” And Baby Noah has his Mama glowing, cooing, and never without a smile. With a breath…

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{ merry-ish }

The felted ball garland comes in cute containers but they tangled into such a mess that I do not have the patience to deal with it. They sit in the box, under the tree, because I have a feeling that will be as close as they EVER get. Spent two afternoons wrapping presents in gift […]

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{ bringing me to the now }

Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you’ve encountered to bring you to the now. And … now is right on time.

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