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December 13, 2009 in Christmas, Tanner Family, Traditions - 2 Comments

We have been so busy with birthday and Christmas preparations the last couple of weeks. In between the preparations and celebrations, we’ve had to squeeze in four doctor appointments between the three of us. We’ve been cramming it all in because Blake and I are leaving on Wednesday to drive…

Play Kitchen Tutorial

December 10, 2009 in Crafts, Tutorials - 3 Comments

I have received a lot of requests for a tutorial on how I made the play kitchen. I didn’t take very many pictures throughout the process, but I can tell you what I used and give you a general outline of the steps involved. Of course there are many variations and…


December 8, 2009 in Blake, Blakeisms - 4 Comments

“The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother’s watch and…

Blake’s Birthday Party

December 7, 2009 in Birthdays, Blake, Crafts, Parties - 5 Comments

There is nothing better than celebrating your child’s birthday. It is so much better than your own birthday. It is incredible to watch the anticipation in his eyes as he tears open the wrapping paper and discovers new toys. You laugh as he devours his chocolate cake, a rare treat,…

Birthday Present

December 4, 2009 in Birthdays, Crafts - 11 Comments

Blake’s birthday party is tomorrow. We are keeping it pretty simple with just a few family members because ’tis the season for everyone to be busy. I mentioned before that I made Blake’s birthday present this year. Here is the finished product: I know that play kitchens are generally more…

The Final Stretch

December 2, 2009 in Pregnancy - 9 Comments

28 Weeks With Baby #1 28 Weeks With Baby #2 Wowza! I am definitely bigger with baby #2! I remember taking that picture during my first pregnancy as the first real sign of a baby bump. I have had the baby bump this time around for a while. I entered…

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