Ready for Back to School?

I know, I know… I said the “S” word! Well, I’ve managed to get a little motivated thanks to this cool co-op I found. The Homeschool Buyer Co-op is a free homeschooling organization for both new and veteran homeschoolers. Co-op membership is free and confidential, and entitles homeschooling families to discounts from hundreds of […]

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Leave Time

It’s been nearly a week of David being home on leave! It seemed like it would be forever til I wrapped my arms around him, but already a week of him being home has passed by! I believe that he has been thoroughly enjoying himself and I hope that this coming week will go by […]

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My Baby’s Golden Birthday

27 years ago today, I began this journey of motherhood! At this time I was at the hospital waiting for labor to kick in with my first bundle of joy! My daughter, Lora Opal was born at 7:47 pm December 27, 1986…SOOOOOOO…we are celebrating her golden birthday, 27 on the 27th today!
I hope all your wishes […]

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Family Time

This has been quite the busy week for the Hatter clan! The whole family (including David who is home on leave!) left early Tuesday morning for a trip up to the Dells to stay at the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark for three days.
Despite a few ups and downs, I can honestly say that I think everyone […]

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A lot of you know that my second-oldest son was an avid drummer—he played the drums from the time he was 10 years old all the way up until he was 18. Then he traded in his tascam dr40 for a uniform and joined the US Marine Corps. I will admit that it did break my mama […]

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Cookie Baking For The Marines

I was very excited to have the opportunity to send homemade cookies to the Marines at Camp Pendleton as part of a program called Operation: Sweet Tooth. I managed to recruit Sarah to make a few dozen of her awesome cookies to send, and also persuaded my mom and Lora to do the same: In […]

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Fall Decorating

I’ve been feeling very Martha Stewart-ish lately. A few weeks ago, I set up an adorable outdoor fall setup, complete with pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales. Last week I sewed a few Marine-themed pillowcases. And yesterday, I put together my own Thanksgiving centerpiece. I don’t know what it is about fall decor but I just […]

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Are we really looking at the end of November already?? And Thanksgiving in less than a week? Time sure flies when you’re having a good time—hardy har har—Seriously though, I am looking forward to T-day. We’re taking the whole week off from school to prepare for the big day, and the kids are super-excited. I […]

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New Dishwasher?

The past few weeks have been primarily focused on narrowing it down, considering the many types of knobs available, to preparing for finally buying a new dishwasher. And can I just say that we need this dishwasher very badly? Our current dishwasher has certainly seen better days, it has numerous problems that have been causing us nothing […]

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November Already??

It just seems crazy to me that we are looking at NOVEMBER already!! Where is all of this time going?? It certainly feels like November, though. The past few weeks have been cold, cold, cold. Reminds me of LATE November, actually!
Soon enough, it will be time to pull out the Thanksgiving decor, start thinking about […]

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