Day: June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Leana!

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Today is my amazing sister-in-law’s birthday! Leana has been such a blessing to our family. She is a wonderful wife to my brother Jim, is super-duper aunt to our babies and loves the Lord! Leana is from South Africa and came to the states to work. That’s where she met my brother Jim and they just got married a few months ago. I know there isn’t a day that goes by when she doesn’t miss her family back in South Africa. But we are so blessed to have her in our family and thank the Lord for her each and every day!

We love you Leana. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Leana and Jim

Leana playing with Belle

Leana and Jim on their wedding trip


Works for me Wednesday

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Issue: Need to go to the grocery store with 19 month old and 5 month old – by yourself – to pick up prescription and a few groceries.

Solution: Stop in snack food isle. Locate 8-pack of individually boxed raisins. Take one box out of pack, open it and give it to 19 month old to snack on. Put the rest of the pack in your cart to purchase. This has given you approximately 13 1/2 minutes to complete your shopping.

When you check out if you get any grief from the cashier for opening the package smile sweetly and say:

“Obviously you have never had to buy groceries with a 19 month old and 5 month old – both of whom are tired, cranky and hungry – by yourself. Please ring up my groceries and we will be on our way. If you would like to see the worlds most amazing temper tantrum take just a few minutes longer and my 19 month old will oblige. Thank you and have a nice day.”

Works for me!

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