Time to Lock Up The Razor?

by Ray on February 11, 2011

With Christine not feeling good today, this is a perfect time for Noah to raid my bathroom and use my clippers on himself!

This is the 3rd time he’s done a hatchet job on himself. Time to lock up my shaving tools?

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We’re off to Hollywood

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on January 17, 2011

Ethan, Zach, Julia, Josh, Timmy and I have been on a little adventure.

We started out this afternoon -
hit traffic on the highway,
stood in line at the airport,
traversed through security (not an easy task with five kiddos),
waited for our plane,

traveled through the air,

ended the short plane ride just as the sun was setting,

hit more traffic on L.A. freeways,
and finally arrived at our destination, hungry and tired.

Boy, has it been a fun day!

Why the adventure? Well, Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner have teamed up to get families preparing – and enjoying – nutritious foods together. The Frigidaire Kids Cooking Academy is an online school that features daily tip, fun recipes and how-to videos hosted by family friendly chef Mary Sue Miliken and we were invited to attend a special blogger event to celebrate the launch.

I’m sure I’ll have much more to share tomorrow, but for now I must call it a night!

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Noah’s Haircut

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 18, 2010

A beard and mustache trimmer.

A bald spot.

A smiling little person.

A shaved head.

Yes, Noah re-enacted bits of a scene played out almost exactly a year ago.

But this time it wasn’t quite so shocking.


Happy Birthday to Our Julz-Bee!

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 12, 2010

Today you turn eight. {Our baby girl is EIGHT!}

I remember the day you were born, like it was yesterday. The first thing I made sure of, seconds after I heard your first cry, was that you weren’t ugly. {giggle} Everyone present said you were beautiful. And, oh, they were right. You are beautiful!

Your energy brings joy to all around you.

Your smile is contagious.

Your laugh is like music to our ears.

You are beauty.

Happy birthday, Julia!


Happy 6th Birthday to You, Joshua!

April 10, 2010

Joshie, When Daddy and I look at you we see passion, drive, and great concern and love for your family. A love that runs deep. We pray that this, hand in hand with your love for the Lord, will guide your passions into service for Him, as you grow in Him. You are focused and […]

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Breakfast with Sandra Lee and Pillsbury

April 6, 2010

This morning, over breakfast, I had the chance to chat with Sandra Lee about Pillsbury Rolls and Sunday morning family rituals. What?! You don’t know who Sandra Lee is? That’s okay, neither did I before last week, but I’m sure glad I had a chance to “meet” her. Let me tell you a bit about […]

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Pistachio: A Lesson in Listening to Your Parents

March 20, 2010

In true VeggieTales fashion, Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn’t, is fun and full of silliness all the while teaching a valuable lesson. Of course, Big Idea Entertainment follows it’s unique tradition of retelling timeless adventures – Pistachio is a creative parody of the beloved story of Pinocchio, and teaches a timely lesson on listening […]

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A Sleep-Deprived Rant

March 12, 2010

I’d like to apologize, in advance, for the tone of this post. I usually am good about keeping this a no whining zone and I promise not to make this a regular occurrence, but I need to vent while my kids are eating lunch. I’m exhausted. We discovered yesterday that Noah’s cold has produced ear […]

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“Anything you can do, I can do better”

March 10, 2010

No, you can’t!

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“So, you’re pregnant again?” and other questions

March 10, 2010

I am overwhelmed and thankful for the outpouring of excitement and love surrounding the news of Baby Young #7. You all have made this special time that much more memorable! Now, to address the many questions that have flooded my inbox :: Really? Seriously? Are you joking? Yes. Yes. No. I am most definitely pregnant. […]

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God Answers Prayers

February 8, 2010

On Friday, while I was over 2,000 miles away for Blissdom*, I received a call that would make any mom that far away from her babies wish she wasn’t – Ray was at Urgent Care with Noah. My parents had called Ray to tell him that Noah was possibly having an allergic reaction – he […]

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February 3, 2010

Noah, apparently, can sleep standing up! And, we thought Josh could fall asleep anywhere… Isn’t he precious?

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Happy 4th Birthday, Ben!

January 31, 2010

Many hugs and kisses for my sweet and thoughtful, spunky blondie on his birthday! We love you, Ben!! Check out Ben’s first two years and year three – My, how he’s grown!

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My Goofballs

January 13, 2010

Josh and Ben typically do not like having their pictures taken, so when I pulled my camera out today I was surprised that they both jumped up and started posing and goofing around! Such characters!

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January 9, 2010

Getting the kids to bed tonight was quite a challenge. More so than usual. Nearly a whole tube of toothpaste ended up on the kids’ bathroom counter. Ben fell off the bed more than a few times during prayer. Ethan and Zach couldn’t contain their goofyness. Noah managed to head-butt me just above my eye […]

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My Brown-Eyed Baby

January 6, 2010

Even in the midst of all of the holidays I haven’t taken many pictures. The only good ones seem to be of my baby. I know, I know… he’s not a baby. But, I’m kind of in denial.

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Christmas, a Trip to the Dump, and a New Dog?

December 28, 2009

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve posted giveaways every day of this last week…. I hope you had a chance to enter each one. Even with all of my giveaways, I’ve been taking a vacation, of sorts. A bloggy vacation. But, boy… Have I been busy! Our Christmas was such a wonderful and joyous celebration. […]

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My Big Family

December 10, 2009

Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies […]

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Disneyland at Christmastime

December 9, 2009

My sisters, mom and I had a blast at Disneyland and California Adventure, last month. Especially since it’s Christmastime at the Magic Kingdom AND it snowed on Main Street! But, boy… it was a long day! Thank you, Disney, for making it a magical day, without the kids!

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December 5, 2009

The evening started normal enough: we had dinner and then played Uno, my brother and his wife came over to visit, and as we were chatting in the living room, Julia ran in shouting… “Dad, come quick, Noah has something sharp!” “What does he have?” I asked as I jumped up, alarmed. “Just come quick. […]

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“Where’d my baby go?”

December 4, 2009

Last night I tried to cuddle with my baby. Okay, it’s hard for me to admit, but Noah’s not really a baby any more. Sure, he’ll always be my baby, but you know… As I was saying, I tried to cuddle with him, as he squirmed and tried to escape my cuddles and kisses. He […]

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Love Between Brothers and Sisters

November 29, 2009

When I was about thirteen years old, my parents had my siblings and me memorize this poem by Isaac Watts. You know, my brothers, sisters and I can still recite it from memory almost twenty years later! It is a great poem to have your children recite in front of each other after a quarrel! […]

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