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Lauren Opie
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Capturing moments
I hung some mistletoe in the archway leading to the kitchen. I explained the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe to the kids. A few days later Nathan was standing under the mistletoe. Just kind of standing there. I was pretty distracted, cooking dinner...

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Abigail's Baptism
First of all I'm happy to report that I have gotten more sleep the last few nights. Thanks to a great husband and an increasingly healthy baby. I am feeling much better than I did for my last post! Now onto Abigail's baptism. We went up to Mesa for Abigail ...

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Bordering on dangerous levels of exhaustion
The baby has been sick since Thanksgiving. We went to the doctor yesterday and were told he has a cold. To just do all the stuff a mom of 6 kids already knows to do (humidifier, baby vicks, saline, booger sucker etc). I was really hoping for some medication...

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I love these girls
For Thanksgiving we went up to Mesa to visit Aaron's family. I found matching outfits at Old Navy and went a little nuts. But I love it. With 6 kids it's almost impossible to get a good picture of everyone. So I'm posting this awesome picture I got of my ol...

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A new tradition?
So I've always dreamed of going to cut down our own Christmas tree and this year it was finally fulfilled! We had a great time but there are few things we'd do differently if we do this again next year: 1- First eat the food, then do the things. This is my ...

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Just a quick life update
So since my last post we've gotten a new person! We have a foster placement right now, I'll just write "M" because I'm not sure legality with names and whatnot and I just need to unload a lot of information from my brain.       M is a newborn and we picked ...

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Funny Eliza
Eliza said two things today that made me think I should write that down before I forget. And I already forgot what the first one was. But the second one... I was putting her to bed and she was getting all tucked in when she said, "Mom, I am never going to g...

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Okay so I've always heard not to try to better yourself in every category all at once. Just focus on small changes, yadda yadda yadda. I know you have all heard it too. Well the last couple of weeks (week?) I have been in self improvement overload. I'm tryi...

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My house is a mess. I am horrible at sticking to routines. Cleaning, exercising, diet... all those good habits that make you a successful adult, I fail miserably at those. But today I was sitting on my dirty kitchen floor trying to get Nora to walk to me an...

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Last weekend we went to Tombstone, AZ with Aaron's parents and saw a gun show. A "hilarious gun show" to be exact. And that's not just a joke about my biceps. Honestly the whole experience of Tombstone was definitely a big notch up from what I was expecting...
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