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Waking up to rainy day #2, I decided we should go on an adventure.  I started packing bag(s) and guzzling coffee.  Owen has settled into a fairly consistent wake up time(for now), and I am usually up about 1 hour … Continue reading

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It’s a post!

I found this one in my draft folder:  all I had was the title “Green food coloring in a spray bottle” and these pictures.       It would appear I’m slacking in the blog department.  Gonna try and pick … Continue reading

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Toddler life

Owen seems to like talking just as much as I do, so there is a lot of chattering throughout the day.  I would love to record hours of the day with him.  It would be nice to remember not only … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars. Read this book. Live your life. Love your life. Love others.

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I owe you February

Let’s see what us Ackerts were up to in the shortest (and coldest) month of 2013: We began turning a dirt pile (and a dream) into a reality…Kevin’s getting a garage. Welcomed my parents for a visit…then said goodbye.  I … Continue reading

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turned rockstar.

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a January day

::I found this draft in my posts and am not sure why it never published:: What a beautiful January day it is. I love looking out the windows, at the swirly blue and white sky and the soft circle of … Continue reading

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Merry Pinterest

Like so many others, I have a love affair with Pinterest.  As much fun as it is to click “pin it,” I get even more satisfaction from actually making or doing the idea.  Here are a few pins from this … Continue reading

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Celebrating the month of December with a 2 year old was so. much. fun! Owen was curious about all things Christmas, and both Kevin and I really enjoyed sharing stories, traditions, songs, and preparations with him. We were able to … Continue reading

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Off we go!

Owen found a small card shaped like a train this morning in his advent calendar. I told him we were going to take a train ride. today! After a yummy breakfast and some playing, I packed us up and headed … Continue reading

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