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About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.

What Stacey Has Been Up To…

I’ve been using new recipes.  Spaghetti with Spinach, Garlic, and Lemon—This is tasty, but it can’t really be re-heated so I ended up giving away half of it to a very pregnant neighbor. It was tart but fresh and satisfying … Continue reading

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Molly’s Mermaid (6th) Birthday Party…

Now I get a break from birthday planning for the rest of the year! Yay! ~Nostalgic Knucklehead

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Other Things We’ve Done in the Summer…

We have been up to quite a bit, despite feeling like I’ve been unable to accomplish much of anything.  Fourth of July– we went and parked on the side of the layton Parkway and watched the fireworks all around us. … Continue reading

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Element 11 Art Festival…

I spent the weekend admiring the creativity of more than fifteen hundred humans in the middle of the desert. The dust was thick, but the love was thicker. I am so glad to have had those moments to absorb the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Big Summer Events/Birthdays…

We went as a family to Lagoon because Weber State Alumni got a discount day. It turned out to be a really great day. The kids did really well with the waiting and the walking. They rode quite a few … Continue reading

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Watermelon Recipe Experiment…

The process was long and difficult. The yield was not really worth it. I enjoy the watermelon jelly (and syrup–on vanilla ice cream). But, I don’t think I’ll ever do either the watermelon rind candy, or the watermelon fruit leather … Continue reading

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The End of the School Year…

I’m sorry…you are just going to have to look at these photos sideways… Molly’s Kindergarten graduation portrait: Thomas’ 3 year old preschool graduation carnival: Molly’s Farm Field Trip (that I went on with her):  Schooooooooool’s out for the Summer! ~Nostalgic … Continue reading

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Our First Birthday Week…

We also got to go to the end of school Neighborhood Dance Party! Woo! So many celebrations…I think I am all worn out until next month’s birthday week! ~Nostalgic Knucklehead

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Mother’s Day and a Reading Nook…

Mother’s day was a sweet one. I received many gifts made by my children in school. I got a nap too! My mom and sister, Samm made these delicious oreos for me!I weeded my front flower bed and planted hydrangeas … Continue reading

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A SPECKtacular Weekend…

Deric, Wesley, and I traveled to Virginia and Pennsylvania this past weekend for my cousin, Madeline’s wedding. It was the most magical weekend! Full to the brim with lovely people, food, and places to experience. We could not have asked … Continue reading

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