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the daily commute – 05.29.12

I snapped this picture of my front porch yesterday – I’ve been spray painting a collection of old pots to make them look chic and purposeful…it was a fun project that required little time and little money, which seems to work with my lifestyle at the moment! As the afternoon progressed things kept getting added &hellip Continue reading »

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a boy’s life…

Me: Should he have his own kayak now? Jamie: Maybe… we could borrow a ducky this summer and take him to Silver Lake with it, see how he does. Me: Well it’s something that we know we’re going to get a lot of use out of and it’s probably not going to get any cheaper. &hellip Continue reading »

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reason no. 5,842 why this is a great place to live!

Yesterday we packed up the kids, a task that now takes nearly an hour to accomplish, and headed to the Bear River Whitewater Park over in Petoskey to watch the Northern Michigan Paddling Club’s Spring Rendezvous. It was a great opportunity to see several area paddling enthusiasts put their skills to the test in the &hellip Continue reading »

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proudly introducing…

Lakelyn Irene Jacklitch arrived this past Thursday April 19th at 5:17am – 6lbs 13oz 19.5″ – a little piece of heaven. I love the look on Jamie’s face in this picture, he looks like a first timer, or as one friend more accurately put it ‘a baby deer in headlights’. I was mistaken last week &hellip Continue reading »

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really?

The only picture I wanted to see less than this one; Is this one; Snow in April is dis-heartening….almost as much as every day that inches closer to D Day and baby girl still isn’t here. I am now officially more pregnant that I have even been as Porter was early *sigh* I really didn’t &hellip Continue reading »

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I can not believe I found this in my own house!

When we left the man cave five years ago it was theraputic to say the least – no more orange rusty shower and giant spiders hiding in my clothes, no more oven that had to be lit with a match and a prayer, no more dingy asbestos and critter-filled walls – I was a free &hellip Continue reading »

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…the land of pleasant living

WHEW! Just in the nick of time little miss’ room is ready! Aside from the kitchen, it’s been the biggest and fastest transformation in the house to date! ¬†What was supposed to be an office was really a ‘catch all’ space for junk and miscellaneous items that never found a home – it was our &hellip Continue reading »

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a new low…

Here is a phrase you never want to have to Google: pregnancy and pneumonia, especially not when you are 37 weeks pregnant! Last weekend Porter woke up in the night with a terrible barking cough and fever – we didn’t worry too much about it initially and figured he had a bug that was going &hellip Continue reading »

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the birth companion

When we were pregnant with Porter, Jamie and I took a one-day birth class to help “prepare” for labor and delivery. I use the term “prepare” loosely since I believe, now more than ever, that you simply cannot prepare for an event so painful or uncontrollable – it would be like trying to prepare for &hellip Continue reading »

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fishin’ camp

…There are two types of people in this world; those who will choose to camp outside in the winter and those who are appalled at the very thought! Jamie eagerly falls into the first category and I’ll let you guess which err…camp I fall into. ‘Steelhead Camp’ is the very week by which his entire &hellip Continue reading »

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