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  • Essentialism – Exercise

    What I say NO to: Guilt about not getting to the gym enough. It’s not that I won’t cancel a gym membership if it isn’t working for me, but I know that a lot of stuff is cyclical and if I miss a workout, it’s not the end of the world. What I say YES […]

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  • Essentialism – Dating in Marriage

    Mawwaige. Specifically dating as a married couple. It ain’t easy. What we say yes and no to. What we say NO to: Routine date nights (every Friday, every anniversary, etc.). It sounds great in theory, but it absolutely does NOT work with our schedule. Going crazy (spending wise) on dates. We try a new and […]

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  • Essentialism – Friendship

    We had a blast at Disney, but I’m not done getting through all (any) of the photos, so that post will have to wait, but in the meantime …. This is one of those topics that I don’t really want to talk about, which usually means I should. I am blessed to have some great […]

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  • Late January Things

    We’ve been enjoying January. 26 days in, and quite a bit has happened! Last weekend we cheered our Broncos on to their 8th (I think) SuperBowl berth. I’m cautiously optimistic about their chances and I’d love to see Peyton go out at the top. For both playoff games, I’ve made the delicious slow cooker paleo […]

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  • #girlboss

    I had an experience right around Thanksgiving that absolutely set my teeth on edge. See back in September, we signed up with a local photographer to do a “mini shoot” at a nearby park. This is a promo that our school does every other year to get their “photo directory” accomplished. Local photogs vie for […]

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  • Proud Moments in Parenting

    This parenting gig is hard. I think (hope) that Matt and I are¬†pretty good parents. We don’t do it all right by any means, but I think (hope) that we get to the heart of what matters and pick the important battles. I think (hope) we find balance between homework, activities, family time and free […]

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  • On Entertaining

    We entertain a lot. For example, this past weekend, we hosted dinner at our house every single night – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – of the weekend.¬†Extra space for entertaining was one of the biggest reasons we moved. This probably sounds about half insane – and maybe it is – but I think we have a […]

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  • Life is Full

    Well despite my consciously trying to keep life as simple as possible, it seems to fill up no matter what I do. This blog and my photography have been the casualties lately and while I regret this and would like to fix this, these things will always come behind quality time with friends and family […]

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  • Winter Break Things

    We had a lovely Christmas followed by an even lovelier vacation. The photos of that time are still trapped on the “big camera” and I’ll get them off at some point and maybe even share them. But post Christmas was a lot more eventful. We did a lot of hanging at home in the few […]

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  • Mid December Things

    Obviously, I am a terrible blogger these days. but I really make no apologies for that because we’re just too darn busy enjoying … or at least getting through … life most days for me to think about blogging. But our little world is humming along and I don’t want to miss writing down the […]