Almost a year ago, David finally sold his drum-set that had been taking up about half of the front-room for nearly 4 years. This left me with mixed emotions. I was sad that he had decided to give up playing the drums when he was so good at it, but it also pleased me that […]

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Mother’s Day 2013

This has to have been one of the most eventful Mother’s Day celebrations I can ever remember. It was a good-bye party for David, two b-day celebrations, AND Mother’s Day celebrations. We had a grand total of 21 people in the house and an impressive spread of food, courtesy of my handy cook, Sarah. Before […]

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Wrapping Up the School Year

The countdown to summer begins! I just calculated that we are 3 weeks out from being done with school and letting summer begin! The next few weeks are going to be filled with garden work, preparation for the last spring holy day, (Which sadly, falls on the date of the girls annual spring dance recital […]

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Good-bye, David.

Yesterday, in the wee, dark hours of 4 am. I dragged myself out of bed and began preparations to get David and Leonard out the door to go up to Madison to see David off at the airport. It hardly seems possible that his 17-day leave is over already. He is now training at SOI […]

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Announcing #6!

I feel like a horrible grandmother for not posting this earlier: Life has been so crazy lately that I’m lucky if I have a moment to sit down! But anyways.. I am proud to announce Lilly Evelyn Hatter! Born April 3,2013 at 10:06 am. Weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and measuring 22 in! She was […]

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Spring Planting

It’s almost that time again. Time to start planning the summer garden. It’s finally starting warm up here and I think that it’s just about time to rent the rototiller, buy the seeds, and reserve a day for breaking the dirt and planting! I had wanted to plant some early crops such as lettuce, peas, […]

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Our Own US Marine

Life has been so busy lately that I neglected to announce that I am the proud mother of a United States Marine!! David graduated more than a week ago in San Diego, CA. I attended all the ceremonies with both smiles and tears. We both came back on the 27th to a clean house, and […]

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Family Time

This house has been hopping with activity the past week! David came home more than a week ago and family came up to stay for nearly a week. It was exhausting, but very enjoyable be surrounded by the whole family! Yesterday we ended the visit with the boys going to a Brewers game and the […]

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