Oh, For the Love

A 2015 Recap (so far)!

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Oh hey everyone!  I know, I know…. I’ve been gone awhile.  Our life has been so crazy since my last post but I miss writing so much. I am going to make an effort to keep at it.  The main reason for this blog is for my kids to have a sense of what was […] Read more…

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Selfishness vs Selflessness

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Does anyone else struggle with selfishness vs selflessness?  I feel like one day I read “How to be Selfless, Put Others First and the Great Things That Follow” then the next day “Okay to Be Selfish: a Mother’s Guide to Sanity”.  I’m thinkin’ which is it?! Am I suppose to be selfish one day and […] Read more…

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Of all the gifts we can give, this is the most important

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If there is one thing I could wrap up in a tiny box and give my daughter, it wouldn’t be a blank check or keys to a mansion. It would simply be happiness. Every little girl starts her journey in life with hopes and dreams and messy morning hair. She wears mismatched clothes because she […] Read more…

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How Alicia Got Her Groove Back

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Sometimes you just have to re-center and re-evaluate.  The winter was long and cold this year and it was a doozey mentally on the Courtneys.  My sun-loving husband was craving our Hawaiian life while being surrounded by three computer screens the majority of the day.  And I felt like our walls were coming down on […] Read more…

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Brave

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Dear Annalise, Every day you do something new.  It is amazing how quickly you absorb things.  You can run any smart phone with ease and not like a baby banging on a phone.  We move your apps and you will swipe until you find what you’re looking for.  You’ve been able to do that since […] Read more…

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2014 Dreams List

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I decided to make a list of dreams this year instead of resolutions.  Because dreams are more fun and the word “resolution” makes me feel like I am making yet another list of things I have to do.  The beautiful thing about life is you never HAVE to do anything really.  Although I do suggest […] Read more…

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The In-Betweeners

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I feel like there are a lot of us out there.  The women that had extraordinary childhoods with incredible mothers who told us we could rule the world.  The hardest part for me becoming a mom was the absolute fear that I wouldn’t be as good as my mom.  It was/is terrifying.  My mom decided […] Read more…

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A Night On The Town with Chateau Ste Michelle

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Once we got Annalise squared away with the babysitter, Sara, I my changed clothes again only to change back into my first pick. Once I put my seatbelt on, Chris ran back inside because Annalise had taken his license and debit card and hid them once again.  Luckily, I saw her hanging out around the […] Read more…

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Tell someone thank you

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For today’s Inspire Challenge I had a list of people to thank a mile long.  On even given day I have a million people doing nice substantial things for me and my family.  And I try to thank them as often as I can.  Then I realized that today I should thank the one person […] Read more…

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“I’m Fine”

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Last weekend I found myself doing it again.  That woman-thing we do.  I use “we” based from an assumption that some of you with estrogen do this too. I woke up Saturday AM at 6am with a groggy but happy baby.  We had been up 3 times that night (that’s a whole other ball of […] Read more…

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