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Heather
Southwest
I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, learner, traveler and seeker but most all, I am just me.
Interests: reading, writing, long bubble baths (haha)...
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This week has proved most challenging as Jake and I managed to keep on the Whole 30 while I traveled to Baton Rouge, LA. Jake and I didn't do a weekly cook up and that proved difficult for Jake while I was gone. Meanwhile, I struggled to find things I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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This week was full of more great food, courtesy of meal plans, recipes and cookbook from the blog, Clothes Make the Girl. Definitely had some challenges with travelling to Tucscon, going out with friends and trying to find horseradish without sugar or other stuff we can't have. For our trip... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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Ever since our move in March, things have been a little crazy schedule wise. This of course turns into less time to work out, which turns into pounds. Through my friend, Lora, I heard about Whole 30. It's not exactly a diet but a way to jump start a lifestyle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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Carter has been hard at work writing books the last few months. The Survivors is the first book he has finished. He wrote all the pages in his special notebook. He wanted to make it into an audio book so he could listen to it. I turned it into a... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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Mother's Day has been good to me this year. I miss my mom but I also realized no amount of sadness will bring her back. So my choice is to be happy and enjoy my day! Yesterday Amelia and I went to a Mother's Day Luncheon at church. Last year... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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On Friday Amelia turned 4! I can hardly believe how time flies by. Just yesterday we were sitting in the front lawn soaking up some Arizona sun, right?! Now the baby rolls are gone and we are soak up sun at the park. Amelia has her Daddy's brown hair and... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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Can't believe this little guy turned 7 on March 24th! Carter wanted a car and truck birthday party, so that's just what we did. Halloween, 2007 We had everyone meet at the house, then walked over to a neighborhood park. You will see why in a minute! Station #1- Tracks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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I'm stocking up on jello, ice cream and juice getting ready for our all inclusive resort stay, otherwise known as Phoenix Children's Hospital. Amelia will getting her tonsils and adenoids out on Tuesday morning, sometime after 6:30 am. Amelia tells me her unicorn Glow Pillow Pet will be getting her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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This was the easiest, most inexpensive birthday party yet! Coleman wanted a football themed birthday party. A month before, he had actually planned out his party in a classroom project, so it made it even easier on me. The Details: Place: Neighborhood Park (FREE!) Cake: Basha's with football figures added-on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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It's not that many times as a middle child that you get to be the first at something. Around Christmas time Carter was the first Breedlove kid to get an eye exam and glasses! With Jake and I both wearing glasses/contacts I was not surprised, however, I wasn't expecting it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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This is it- the last year we have all three kiddos in the single digits! Today is his 9th birthday and I wanted to share nine things we love about Coleman. From 6 lbs. 1 oz in a preemie onesie... to a boy who is getting almost as tall his... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at This Side of Sunny
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A wonderful meal, a little chocolate fondue, some fizzy champagne, sparkling cider for the kiddos and some great company to ring in the New Year. May your New Year be filled with laughter as was ours when we missed the ball dropping in New York on not one TV network... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
We were playing with the Toontastic app and the kids made these for everyone: Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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Part of the boys' Christmas present was to take them to their first professional sports game. With the help of Papa Spike, Coleman got to go to the Cardinals vs. Falcons game on Oct. 27th. Coleman was still grinning like that when he got home. When the boys went to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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My mom set out the village every year, the ceramic kind, houses with twinkling lights and skaters that twirled around on the miniature ice rink. I have parts of that set now and the kids like arranging it every year. The first day of Advent was building our Lego Village.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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I was inspired by reading the Art of Simple's post on An easy, no-frills Advent calendar. We have lots of traditions in my family and I liked the idea of designating a day for each one but allowing some flexibility as well. I wrote everything I could think of on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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I'm thankful for my family and our health on this Thanksgiving day. May yours be blessed with time spent with loved ones, good food and wonderful memories. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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It's a well known fact that the Breedlove children are familiar with doctors so it's only natural that they have taken turns pretending to be one. Maybe one day they will go to college and become one! Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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On Tuesday, Coleman mentioned his stomach hurt and yet he played football while Carter had his flag football practice. By Wednesday, Coleman didn't really want to move from the couch. We took the two kids to the babysitters and came back home. I called Jake and talked to him, telling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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she will want to cut her hair. I was probably around 5 or 6. We had this large dining room table and I took the pair of scissors and decided to cut my bangs. Even at that age, I remember the adrenaline thrill of it. I was left with some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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High noon tea at my bridal party... A silly moment with my own daughter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
I got them on Amazon: Robot Arm by Novelty Kings: http://www.amazon.com/Dillon-Inc-Robot-Arm/dp/B004EEW24U/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1377839869&sr=1-6&keywords=robot+arm. There are also these that look promising: http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Grabber-Arms-12-unit/dp/B003H0OBOG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_2.
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I have never been a chef but mom's homemade recipes lure me into the kitchen. A chance to connect with her. A chance to pass on a memory to my own daughter and sons. Today is her birthday and we are taking time to remember her life. It's hard to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
This project started last year and it's only fitting that Coleman is getting his book this year, right in time for football season! Kind of reminds me of how their baby books get done, I'm have yet to finish Amelia's first year. We had tried to do the book on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
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First day of nursery... First day of Kindergarten... Preschool at home for Carter... First day of 1st grade... First day of preschool... First day of 2nd grade and Kindergarten... First day of 3rd and 1st! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at This Side of Sunny