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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: There are also these that look promising:
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
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
Okay, so I cut off about two inches but that's a big deal for us. Jake didn't even want me to do that but the knots are getting worse. Some mornings I end up finger combing her hair or brushing her hair while she's squirming away from me on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
Camping at White Horse Lake in Williams, AZ with the Yap family, our friends from the Philippines Getting our kicks on Route 66 Swimming and having fun with an underwater camera Lots of painting nails Grilling Splash pad Getting excited about football Car wash Reading Zumba craziness Hope you are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
A few weeks ago, Carter graduated Kindergarten. Wow, this was an emotional time for me. My baby boy is growing up and is going to be in first grade. No more daycare, preschool, or kinder, now it's real school! Recently he has begun to play Minecraft with his brother- Coleman... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
On May 2nd 2010, Amelia Valerie Breedlove was born half a world away. She has two birth certificates, a passport and made the trek back home at 6 weeks. This little whirlwind hasn't stopped moving since. She holds her own with her brothers but yet likes to wear her plastic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
Sometimes life hands you sweet moments, and in that instant, you slowly unwrap them, savor the flavor and enjoy the moment. That first missing tooth... My dad and I "geeking out" with all things comics at a school presentation... Family game of baseball... A real baseball game for the boys...... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at This Side of Sunny
Early days with my mom, the things I only remember in pictures. My mom looks exhausted and crabby, much like I feel most days. I draw strange comfort in this, knowing that my own mothering journey is similar to hers. There is the utter exhaustion and exhiliration with having a... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at This Side of Sunny