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Mary Did You Know

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If this doesn’t get you in the true Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will.  Beautiful rendition and hard to believe no instruments were used.Counting our many blessings right now, including the love and energy surrounding baby Levi ♥  This rendition I dedicate to our Beautiful Baby Levi xoI think it’s a perfect day for our Christmas tree to appear

A nice reminder in this season of life ♥

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Ode to my sister-in-law ♥♥♥For ten minutes.I had one of those headaches. You know, the ones where it feels like a dull fork is smashed through your temples making it heard to see or think or hear? I’d been battling it, that constant and building ache, all day. My normal answer, the second cup of coffee, didn’t do anything to cut the continuous drum pounding in ultra volume in my head. Finally, finally, after sitting and staring I told myself to rest.When are you going to finish that? Do you have time for this?That was the immediate thought as soon as my pain-ridden head hit the pillow.Are you going to get everything done? Did you get the laundry out of the dryer? What are you making for dinner? Now you’ll be behind. What about the paperwork? Did you respond to those emails? Did you read to Samuel yet today? You didn’t? You know what they say about kids and reading and now because of you resting upstairs he’ll be behind.No joke.I tried to rest and immediately the monologue of every sin…

Welcoming Baby Sharratt xox

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The past three days have been anything but relaxed… to say the least.  Here’s how it has gone!On our drive back from Niagara (where we took the girls to celebrate Selena’s birthday), I got a text from my mom who said that there were a few things that caused the doctors to want to keep a closer eye on Jenn.  At that point, I didn’t think much of it and knew she was in good hands.Later that evening, I got another call from my mom that some of the tests revealed it was best to keep Jenn on bed rest and to be admitted to McMaster Hospital in Hamilton.  With the snowstorm starting and my dad not feeling too well, I drove my mom to meet David so she could drive with him while Jenn was being transferred via ambulance from Cambridge Hospital to McMaster.With updates galore from my mom, Jenn was stable, the baby was healthy and all was good and they were keeping her there to keep a close eye on things.Tuesday morning, my mom and I spend the day at her bedside, keeping her and David company.  W…

Belated Halloween Birthday Celebrations

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Yes… I am two weeks late on this post!  Life seems to be moving at double time right now.To summarize:  westMONSTERrun was a lot of fun again this year!  We finally had a day of good weather.  We’re looking forward to next year’s race that will take place on Halloween Day!  and hoping for a big crowd of lots of costumes!  Had a fun little pre-halloween bash at BJAMS afterwards.James and I have been watching Breaking Bad – My dad has a remarkable resemblance to Heisenberg!! (notice his blue meth in the background )Halloween Day flew by – Daddy got birthday kisses and hugs in the morning, mommy got to spend the morning helping in Annika’s classroom with craft centers, the kids rushed home into their costumes and spent 2+ hours running from house to house with Emma, Caomihe, Caitilin and Ciaran!  …and the day wasn’t over yet!  Off to Meaghan and Karsten’s Halloween bash after the kids were in bed!Annika as Frankistein (Monster High)..and Selena as a MinionWe had a fantastic family hike a…