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Mom 2 Mom – Fall 2011!

5 Aug

It’s back! Which is a great thing for any moms and grandmas out there looking for a few things to stock up on. Essentially, a Mom 2 Mom sale is a large garage sale dedicated to all things kids. I’m talking clothes from premie to youth sizes, shoes, dresses, toys, books, nursing supplies, diaper bags, as well as large items like pack and plays, high chairs, cribs, and more.  The inventory that we have is completely dependent upon what the Moms that sign up to have a table bring in. You never know what’s going to be there, but you can’t beat the prices when you find what you’re looking for!

My son is now 19 months old. We’ve used these Mom 2 Mom sales to buy the next rounds of clothing, furniture and toys for the grandmas’ houses, and toys for ours.  You will not want to miss this event if you’re expecting, a new mom, an experienced (not old!) mom, or a grandma.

Mom 2 Mom Sale
Trinity Lutheran Church
Satuday, September 24th
Admission $1.00

Interested in having a table? Wanting to clean out the basement, attic, or garage and help out a family looking for a bargain? Get your table registered for NOW so that we can save your space! Contact Casey Shank for all the details by emailing casey_diane@yahoo.com.


Gibby and the Good Life

15 May

One thing that worried me as an expecting mom was how our two dogs would adjust to having a new, out-ranking member in the family.

J and I have two pups. Duncan is a 4 1/2-year-old Beagle/Pointer mix. He’s spoiled. He’s only ever known the good life, and it shows.  We adopted him in October of 2006 when he was 10 weeks old and he’s been living the Good Life ever since then.  He pouts, he begs, he’s got an attitude. We still love him.

Gibson, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. J surprised me with Gibby on my 25th (I think?) birthday.  He picked him out by taking Duncan to the Rescue center and seeking out the dog that Duncan would get along with easily.  Duncan and Gibson were immediate pals. And that’s how Gibby came to know the Good Life as well.

It turns out, Gibson was a stray that someone dumped on I-270 and he was found mangled with wounded feet roaming the highway. The very good people at Hope Rescues picked him up and nursed him back to great health.  It may all be in my head, but Gibby’s genuinely positive and joyful attitude and compliance with whatever we want him to do stems from knowing that he’s in the Good Life. He’s always so elated to see us when we come home. He’s so comforted by our attention and pets. He’s so warmed by a snuggle on the couch.

He’s gracious.

I can’t help thinking that the Good Life that Gibby is living is like my own Good Life that I have in Jesus.  One day I’m roaming the dangerous shoulder of a systematically busy highway, wounded, hopeless.  The next day, I’m being washed clean, made whole, and ushered into the ultimate Good Life. Nothing I did got me there, nothing I could have done would have saved myself.  I could have wandered into the busy road and sealed my fate. But I was saved.

It’s no wonder the joy Gibby has in his heart.  I suppose it’s a lesson we can all learn from.

Adorable Twin Babies Conversation

29 Mar

This is hilarious! J and I have noticed how when Charlie talks to us, he’s certainly saying something that he understands. Whether we understand it is a different story. But clearly, these two adorable little boys have LOTS to discuss!

What do you think they’re saying? Hilarious!

15 Month Check Up

18 Mar





15 months! My goodness how time flies. The Little Man is now 32 1/4 in long and 24lbs 10oz. And other than being a pretty awful sleeper, he’s perfect in every other way. I’m enjoying his current age because he’s learning so rapidly. Everything I do is now a teaching moment and he’s eager to learn.

And while I may have been seen consoling him in the parking lot after his one shot, I may have been consoling myself just as much.

Healthy baby, happy parents.

My Little Justin Bieber

18 Feb


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