From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Sick Entertainment

February 27, 2010

Even though we were sick, low on energy, and trapped in our house Benjamin and I still managed to have a fairly entertaining week. With the help of my MacBook Pro we made his first movie. Not bad for an almost 4 year old. (And don’t miss a hilarious John Bear sighting at the end). [...]

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Holed Up

February 26, 2010

Benjamin came home with a headache on Tuesday. Which turned into a fever on Tuesday night. Which turned into puking on Wednesday night. Which turned into… ahhh, never mind. The sick fairies spared John Bear and I the vomiting but left us with severe headaches and congestion. Benjamin pukes like a champ by the way. [...]

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Conversations with Benjamin

February 24, 2010

“Mommy.” “Yeah, Benjamin.” “You have a tattoo on your butt. That’s funny. Ha. Ha. So funny.” “Well, it’s not really on my butt.” “Yes, yes it is Mommy! Look!” “Okay, that’s enough, keep your hands off of me.” ——– “Mommy.” “Yeah, what’s up Benjamin?” “I want to lift your car off the ground tomorrow morning. [...]

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Crunches and Necklaces

February 24, 2010

A few updates for you: 1. My 7 Day Quit was awesome (kind of). I started out valiantly with three days straight of  the 30 Day Shred. Each day, I felt better than the last. I could even see a stark difference in my ab, arm and leg muscle definition. Crazy how fast your body [...]

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Butterflies vs. Lead Weights

February 21, 2010

When I met John Bear I didn’t have non-stop butterflies jumping around in my stomach. I didn’t ache or pine for him. I didn’t daydream about him, waiting for him to call. Instead, I felt like a level-headed woman, slowly falling for someone who swept me away with his generosity, kind spirit, sweet surprises and [...]

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On Raising Boys

February 18, 2010

These are the icicles hanging off of my porch. I bumped my head on them yesterday morning and then later that night I held Benjamin up so he could punch them all into oblivion; instead most of the flying icicle chunks landed with a loud slap into the side of my car. But I didn’t [...]

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Intern Hunt

February 15, 2010

Cement Marketing is looking for our first Intern. Thought you all might like to see this video because it features John Bear. (Swoon). And some awesome shots of our new office (and our fridge full of beer). If you live in Columbus and know anyone who is interested – please forward the internship info on. [...]

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Friends

February 13, 2010

On Friday, after an incredibly successful photo shoot for Cement Marketing client, Lifeline of Ohio, Morgan and I met up Jen K for a night out. I think this picture speaks more than 1,000 words. The three of us were so happy and excited to be hanging out that people nearby asked us what we [...]

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Quitters are Winners

February 11, 2010

The 7-Day Quit Challenge One (almost) year ago, on February 16, 2009 – I smoked my last cigarette. I didn’t tell you this then, but my last cigarette was a nasty butt – what was left of the cigarette lit by a man the night before. He had appeared out of, what seemed like no [...]

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Fierce

February 7, 2010

Just look at this kid and try to tell me he isn’t going to be a fearless athlete. Here he is yesterday, on our second trip out trouncing and sledding around the neighborhood. Clearly ready to beat the snot out of any snow man that tries to ruin his day. Give Benjamin an accessory – [...]

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