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The Languages of Love

November 30, 2011

November 29, 2011 Several years ago, I read the book “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman. It described how people give and receive love based upon their idea of what love is. For some it’s words of affirmation, for others, it can be receiving gifts or physical touch.  For me, it’s acts of service and quality time. I love it when my husband and I take long, lone trips together and talk in the car. When we went…

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Defining Freedom

April 27, 2011

April 26, 2011 Late Friday evening, Nicholas started showing symptoms of the stomach flu. The entire night was spent soothing him and doing laundry. The very next day I felt like a zombie as we packed up the car to set up for my mom-me group’s Circus-themed Easter Party.  Not only was the day mildly cold, but I felt sick, I had no sleep and I felt incredibly exhausted. While the park was soon surrounded by balloons, games, BBQ and…

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A parents gift…

February 12, 2011

February 11, 2011 David and I are leaving for Europe today. In approximately eight hours we will be flying to Spain where we will spend the next couple of weeks traveling to Italy, Greece, Turkey and more. It will be an amazing adventure with my husband, a welcomed vacation from the very busy life we exist in every day. My mother-in-law has flown in to help my mom watch the boys. I already emailed a detailed  itinerary of our travel…

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Our wedding day.

December 15, 2010

December 6, 2010 On November 27, 2010 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, David and I exchanged vows to be life partners, spiritual soul mates and unconditional friends for the rest of our lives. As silly as that sounds in the 21st century, it’s the biggest goal of my lifetime a daily commitment we will work towards forever through good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, for as long as we both shall live… Those words…

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my life partner

October 20, 2010

October 19, 2010 On Saturday, David and I attended Pre-Cana, a pre-marital consultation mandated by the Catholic Church.  We spent hours discussing our views on work, money and children. They asked conflicting questions such as befriending someone of the opposite sex to the husband’s view of making less money than his wife. It was interesting to see the opposing stances of the other twenty or so couples in the room, but what was most interesting was realizing that David and…

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Love Grows.

March 3, 2010

March 2, 2010 It’s 1:47am in the morning. After staring at the wall for half an hour, I decided to get up and start working on paperwork for the next day. This of course, happened after I finished cleaning the house, vacuuming the rug, mopping the floors, scrubbing the stove, wiping the microwave and doing the laundry. I don’t consider this being part of my nesting’ mode (A period pregnant women go through to prepare for her baby’s arrival) I…

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Marriage is a private choice.

September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009 I’m not a big fan of weddings. I enjoy the ceremony and get flutters in my belly when vows are exchanged, but after that, weddings aren’t on the top of my list of things to do on a Saturday afternoon. Receptions are usually long, un-entertaining and filled with monotonous speeches and traditions that don’t carry over to the present time. Since I don’t heavily drink and rarely stay long enough to dance let alone the cake cutting,…

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Love without Justification

May 6, 2009

May 5, 2009 One of my readers, Tiffani, referred me to a wonderful blog about a woman, Stephanie Nielson, who has been blogging about family, life and spirituality for many years.  Recently, she and her husband almost died in a fatal plane crash that left her with burns throughout much of her face and most of her body. She exists today in Utah with her four children and her husband, who she lovingly refers to as Mr. Nielson. It was…

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the only thing constant…is LOVE

October 8, 2008

October 7, 2008 Today was a good day. Actually, it was better than good it was perfect. I woke up early, – Had a protein shake with cereal. (A day is always good when you take in protein – Posted motivations and articles on Fitness Cure. – Went with David to get lab work done. (For my pregnancy tests) – Picked up Stephanie to attend the First 5 Commission Board Meeting. – Was ecstatic when awarded a grant for FWB.…

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good intentions.

September 2, 2008

September 2, 2008 As I lay in bed, almost every morning, I spend some time feeling the baby kick inside of me. In the beginning, they were soft, little thumps, however, this past week, they have felt a bit more forceful. My belly has gotten a little bigger, but I still don’t feel like Ive totally popped yet. My stamina has gone up though and last week, I actually felt a tremendous urge to go sprinting I did. This…

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