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Emily Raphael
http://11shakes.blogspot.com/
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challenge completed
I found this reading challenge at the end of 2014 and I actually completed it this year! pats self on back It was pretty difficult to find books that I wanted to read that fit every category. I did end up cheating a bit (see Cheats section). But overall, ...
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big news
It's been far too long since I have shared anything here. We have had big happenings in the Raphael house. Alice is going to be a big sister and she could not be more excited. Baby B is due in December. We are so happy!!!
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disney princesses are my spirit animal
I have decided something- Disney Princesses are my spirit animal. Don't believe me? Ask the dishes. Alice and I watch at least a few minutes of a princess movie every day. I dance around and sing Disney princess songs all the time. I just can't Let It Go . ...
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thursday flowers
Just some pretty flowers on a Thursday. Hope your week is progressing well.
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hay days
Downtown Greendale had a celebration of Fall called Hay Days. There were ponies to ride, goats to pet, crafts and food. It was a cold day- more like Winter than Fall, but people were out enjoying the festivities. Alice took a ride on a small fluffy pony and...
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apple picking
We went apple picking at The Elegant Farmer . We left with a pie. The best apple pie ever. Seriously. It's baked in a paper bag and the crust is like a sugar cookie. Also, it was topped with homemade caramel. Pie- awesome. Apple picking- not so much. Due to...
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trick and treat: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
source The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a well known cult classic horror film. Funny thing is- it's not that bloody and (SPOILER ALERT) only one person is killed by a chainsaw. What's not so funny- its rather disturbing and quite unsettling. It was filmed ove...
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harvest festival
Summer may be over, but the festivals continue. Harvest festivals! We attended the Retzer Nature Center's Apple Harvest Festival over the weekend. It was one of the few events we have been to that really catered to little kids. Alice had a blast playing gam...
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weathered barn
It's been a pretty slow week around here. The sky has been bluer than blue and the air has been quite cool. Fall is here in Wisconsin and Winter is coming. We have been curled up on the couch reading and relaxing most nights and Alice has somewhat dropped h...
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trick and treat: Signs
source I love a good M. Night Shyamalan film. The Sixth Sense , The Village and Signs , the man knows how to put a thoughtful spin on horror. I love how he writes kids and parents. The kids are serious and intense while the parents are vulnerable yet unders...
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