Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

This year we spent Thanksgiving with our next door neighbors, the Woodruff’s.  I was so glad to have friends to spend it with; I was also a bit nervous as this was the first year that I was in charge … Continue reading

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LSU sweet potato casserole

It’s always so different trying to cook in another country.  Even the commissary doesn’t always carry the ingredients I’m used to, so I’ve had to adapt my cooking quite a bit since arriving.  Thanksgiving is proving to be no different. … Continue reading

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the fro

The hair.  The smile.  Where could you go wrong?

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give thanks

I’ve got some news that I’ve been putting off sharing because I didn’t want to accept it, but first, I wanted to share the craft Cate and I did today. We made this banner, and Cate was actually able to … Continue reading

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I bought a carton of milk yesterday that expires on my due date. It feels like a milestone.

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thankful tree

I’ve learned to take photos of the craft projects I do with the girls as soon as they’re finished.  They usually end up destroying them in one way or another, so if I want to remember it, I take a … Continue reading

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our baby, the possum

Today Cate was looking at my belly talking about the baby.  I was pointing out where different parts of the baby are, and to help her understand a bit better, I pulled out a pregnancy book and showed her an … Continue reading

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