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Melinda Ruesch
stay at home mommy!
stay at home mommy!
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mother's day 2017.
the mother's day festivities started for me bright and early thursday morning when my girls came running into my room to tell me there was a surprise outside for me. they were so excited! james had vacuumed out my van for me and the girls had "helped". ther...

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may so far.
as soon as we got home from hawaii, we've been checking off a to-do list that's a mile long. projects that we've either been putting off since we moved into our house or projects that needed to wait until now. ugh. i feel like we've been running running run...

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kindergarten program.
how on earth did we get here? an end of year kindergarten program? for my oldest child? how? i thought all of these things on friday morning when i woke up, knowing today was that day. this past school year has flown! i found myself getting super emotional ...

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adventures in potty training.
i've dreaded this motherly duty since the first day i started potty training brooklyn and i was pregnant with kendall. i knew with every child i had, this came as part of the territory. i jump in feet first when we decide it's time and it is quite a couple ...

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our last aloha 2017.
we've been home from hawaii for a week now, and i'm still finding sand in places that make me laugh. brooklyn begs to go back to the beach and kendall talks about a turtle at turtle beach every day. needless to say, they had the time of their lives! i tried...

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easter 2017.
easter weekend is one i've always looked forward to! when i was a young girl, i looked forward to the egg dying, a new outfit, and i loved wearing my new easter dress to church! so i feel a little pressure to make it good for my girls, but also to teach the...

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st. patrick's day.
having brooklyn in school this year has really heightened her excitement for the holidays (if that's even possible!) and st. patrick's day was no exception. she could NOT WAIT for her daddy to get home to have him help her build a trap to catch the leprecha...

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disneyland 2017.
it has almost been a month since we left "the happiest place on earth!" so i guess it's time i blog about it... the girls and i left james a couple days early so that we could cheer on the lady braves at the state tournament. that meant i was packing for a ...

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valentine's day 2017
this year i started decorating early for our family valentine's dinner. normally, i wait until about two hours before to do it, but i was a little anxious this year and got it up first thing in the morning. usually i hang all the decor with thumb tacks, but...

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this week.
we had a great week that even included playing outside for a couple of days! my girls were heaven drawing with chalk, riding scooters, and playing in their little playhouse. they totally thought it was spring time. on one afternoon, we even met up with cous...
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