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Thursday Night Thoughts | Arguments

This week we have been busy getting ready for my in-law’s 40th-anniversary party. My lovely husband volunteered our not quite complete garage to hold the festivities. Thanks, honey, for adding another 317 things to my our weekly to do list. As you may imagine extra chores that I don’t…

Glamulet Pink October

Almost fourteen years ago my mother passed away from breast cancer. Two days later I turned twenty-two. My sister was just nineteen. We have lived our entire adulthood without our mother. She never got to meet her five grandchildren. Although I try my best to let them know about…

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Thursday Night Thoughts | Making Lists and Taking Names

Lists. I am a list-maker extraordinaire. I can compile a to-do list like nobody’s business. Hand written is my favorite, although I do use my phone once in a while. In the past, I have blogged lists of the greatest movies. I’ve even blogged a list of my favorite things. But,…

How Music Helped Raise Me

How Music Helped Raise Me

This post first appeared on a previous blog of mine called Just Breathe in May 2012. If you know me and my family than you know that my love of music comes from my Dad. He is a fanatic, a collector, a hobbyist. For as long as I can…

Toddler Time at the Library

This summer I dared myself to take the kids to our local library for Toddler Time with Mother Goose on the Loose. At 27 months it was the first time I had taken them anywhere alone for more than 10 minutes. My braveness turned into something quite amazing. Learning to…

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Thursday Night Thoughts | Favorite Things This Week

I’m blank on what to write about this week. Nothing extraordinary has happened lately. It’s actually been pretty boring at The Triplet Farm.  Here are a few of my favorite things about this past week… one | texico Saturday we spent the day in Texico again. Tish’s (what the…

Our Journey to Triplets: It’s Time

On a snowy Tuesday morning in February I gobbled down a huge breakfast of biscuits and gravy before the dietary nazi made her daily visit. When I was finished I stood up to go to the bathroom and thought I had peed my pants. By then, I was HUGE and…

Destin: Our 1st Family Vacation

Before the kids Matt and I would get away every February for my birthday/our vacation – Las Vegas, the Bahamas, Cozumel. Our last trip was a cruise to The Cayman Islands in 2012.  We knew it might possibly be our last for a while as even then we were…

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Thursday Night Thoughts| Fry’s Pumpkins & More

I consider September 1st the first day of Fall. Usually, by now, I have already filled the house with my Autumn decor. But, we have all been sick this week and the only thing on my agenda has been getting well. Today I feel like me again. Tomorrow (when the kids…

Sickness

Being Sick Sucks | Nana to the Rescue

We’ve got the sickness as my Grandma Irene would call it. It started with Sadie randomly puking Saturday night. No fever. Acted fine. Then Henley. Then me. Blah.   Thank goodness Nana came to the rescue yesterday. There is absolutely no way I could have taken care of the…

Our Journey to Triplets: My Hospital Stay

An overnight stay in a hospital is doable. A week stay is worse. I was an in-patient for almost a month. I don’t wish that on anyone no matter the reason they are there. Read part four HERE. I will admit at first I was looking forward to making a home away…

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Thursday Night Thoughts | Four

Is it Thursday already?! Oh my how time flies when you’re having fun. Matt, the kiddos and I got back from a week-long road trip yesterday. I’ve unpacked the Yukon, but haven’t unpacked the suitcases yet. I’m too tired. I need a vacation to recover from our vacation. I am…

Monday Mop Report #3

I just realized I forgot something last night. Maybe it was the sand, sun, and sea that made my normal Monday night post slip my mind. Or was it the absolute exhaustion that comes with vacationing with three toddlers? Either way, I have a good excuse, right?! Today, we’re…

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Thursday Night Thoughts | Three

I cannot even begin to tell you how much better this week as been than last. The kids recuperated from their allergy/sinus/virus thingy. Oral steroids ended. Yay! My sweet boy is (kind of) back again. You can read all about his roid rage in last week’s Thursday Night Thoughts.…

St. Vincent NICU Reunion 2015

St. Vincent NICU Reunion

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a scary place to spend any time. The sounds and the uncertainty are terrifying. But, it’s also a place where love grows. In our case, we not only fell deeply in love with three tiny babies, but we also fell in love with…

Night Out on the National Road: Marshall, Illinois

Friday evening the community came together for our first Night Out on the National Road. This safety and educational event took place downtown on the Courthouse square and was fun for everyone…not just the kiddos. There were police cars, firetrucks, and ambulances on display. A bounce house, bicycle giveaways, and face…

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Thursday Night Thoughts | One

I always have a million thoughts running through my head at the same time. A song lyric that plays over and over. A random memory of my childhood. Worrying about what to cook for dinner. Wondering if any of my kids will be left-handed like me. So, I’ve chosen…