2nd Annual Christmas Cookie Baking: Gingerbread Men

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Last year was the First Annual Christmas Cookie Baking Day with Tanner and Mana {Bry’s mom} They dipped Oreos in chocolate, and engulfed the chocolate with peppermint pieces. I think the cookies were eaten that very day! In honor of the 2nd Annual Cookie Baking Day {cuz I’m a tradition-at-heart-kinda-gal}, we celebrated  at her home in Encinitas. Cookie Baking Goal: …

The gift of empathy

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September gives birth to Fall, with Halloween on it’s heels, and Thanksgiving around the corner, barely before Christmas decorations are out… It’s the holiday season! And with this season, comes talk of peace on earth, joy, cheer, and all the warm, fuzzy feelings surrounded by our Savior’s birthday! And it’s great! But it’s a season! One that, if I’m honest, …

Bekah’s Book Review

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As a little girl, I have vivid memories of library trips. Down the street, into the library, up the stairs and around the corner to… augh! The kid section. Dr. Suess covers, and Island of the Blue Dolphin posters smiled at me as I took it all in. I went there probably once a week. To this room full of …

Real Simple’s Blogger Contest!

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Last month I had a rare moment to sit down and actually read my favorite magazine cover-to-cover. Real Simple. Long after the days of Seventeen, Premiere, Cosmopolitan… my life was made complete by this magazine. I am a forever fan and subscriber. Real Simple. Ah! Just the magazine’s name relaxes my shoulders and brings a content sigh. Real Simple. The …

Trip to the Dentist

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Ahh the dentist. I know, most people hate going. Just the word alone. DENTIST… Shudder. I don’t mind the dentist. Probably because I loved the dentist I grew up going to! Dr. Wise. He was the sweetest man in the world. He had a calm voice that instantly transported me to a tropical island. And the dental hygienists that worked …

Unexpected Encouragement

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My mom, being the gift-giver that she is, brought over an adorable green onesie for Ty declaring, WHAT HAPPENS AT GRANDMA’S, STAYS AT GRANDMA’S, along with a treat for Tanner, a delectable snack in the form of chocolate for me, and I’m sure something else that I can’t recall at the moment… simply because her love language is gift-giving and …

Changes

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Recently I found myself saying these three phrases way too often: “I’m tired.” “I’m done.” “I’m frustrated.” I was tired because I’m way too much of a night-owl, and Bryan and I often have our best talks {couch dates} til late, or, we are catch up on our favorite shows… does anyone else cry at every episode of Parenthood? 🙂 …