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If you have a blog, make sure that you back it up regularly. I awoke this morning to find FiveBrowns serving up an installation message. “Uh oh,” thought Bill. I checked the database and it was empty. 5 years, 1206 entries, 1569 comments gone. No backups from the automated Dreamhost backup system. “OMG!” thought Bill. [...]
1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:00 2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Ratatouille with the family 4. What is your favorite TV show? Survivor 5. What do you usually have for breakfast? V8, but not always 6. What is your middle [...]
I have been wanting to make some skirts for the girls for some time. I came up with this cute little pattern and it worked out well. More to come. So many possibilities with the 3 tiers.
It has been over a month since we have gone with just a antenna on our TV. We had many reasons for doing this and were very interested in how it would pan out. I wanted to write out the reactions of our family and our thoughts so we can look back on them. All [...]
I had gotten a wonderful recipe for chicken cordon bleu from a good friend online. It is a wonderful recipe and I have enjoyed making it many times. It is one of Bill’s favorite things and her recipe is pretty simple. Of course tonight I wasn’t feeling much like cooking, but was kinda trapped into [...]
On Monday I began a baby quilt for Salty. This morning I finished hand sewing the border on it. I am so excited!!!!! I have been wanting to learn to quilt for ages. This is something that was on my 50 by 50 list and I have completed it. It came out far better than [...]
We went to see the opening performance of Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes last night. It started at 7:30 PM, which is the winter bedtime of The Girls, so we were a little nervous about how they would fare. They did remarkably well, though Madeline fidgeted constantly and kept wavering between sitting and standing. They [...]
“When are you going to share your Belle figurine?” — Annie “Never.” — Kimberly Conversation in the back of the van as we were driving home from Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes. We chuckled at her bluntness and then let her know that she would have to share if she wanted to play with her [...]
It is hard to believe that I have not blogged in 5 days. Not terribly hard to believe, but definitely a break in the normal routine, which all in all is kind of strange since everything here is routine. Things are going smoothly here in the Brown home, which can be a very nice change [...]
“You’re ruining my life!” — Annie Said to Kimberly in the shower while Annie was trying to wash herself and Kimberly was apparently too close for comfort. Sandi and I agreed that we have no idea where she might have heard that.
Today we went to speak to the plastic surgeon. He looked at Kimberly, reviewed the previous pathology report and declared that he would stake his life on the fact that Kimberly had a Melanoma in situ. This is very good news!!! Here is some information on it from this site. Melanoma is a cancer of [...]
Here are my swinging babies! Kimberly: Annie: When watching Annie’s you can hear Mimi calling out how she wants to do that!
This question seems to come up a lot. Here is the thing, in my life I have had so many things that are out of my control happen: First there was the fact that I was infertile and even modern medicine was having a hard time getting me pregnant. Then you add in the fact [...]
Sandi got the call on Friday but we were all knee-deep in a visit from my best friend so I acknowledged it and filed it away. After Larry left on Sunday, I started thinking about it. I decided that it was all going to be a-okay—I’m very good at talking myself out of anxiety and [...]
It has certainly set in. Cancer is just one of those things that you never think you will have to even label your children with. There are three types of malignant melanoma. We are praying that Kimberly’s is melanoma in situ or stage 1. Most likely it will be one of those. I will not [...]
Friday, January 11th Annie was able to pump herself on the swings. She was giddy with delight. It was so nice to see her accomplish this as she had been dying to ever since Kimmie had. I am amazed at these times where those 12 days older Kimberly is make a difference. I remember when [...]
Kimberly’s birth mark is a malignant melanoma. She will have to see a pediatric plastic surgeon to have it removed. We will call and schedule the removal on Monday.
The other day when strolling through Walmart we passed the fabric section. We couldn’t pass up these fabrics. I made the girls these dresses yesterday and I think they turned out cute. It is still chilly so we had to put long sleeve shirts underneath. The girls picked out their own fabrics, at $2 per [...]
Since we are still in the waiting on paperwork to arrive by FedEx phase of the adoption people will often tell us that the waiting is hard. Well . . . yes and no. It is hard to wait to meet your next child, yes. Ask any pregnant person if they are curious what their [...]
I know it is several weeks past Christmas, but in my mind this is the best time to get pictures done at a studio. It was so relaxed and the photographer really took her time and worked with the kids. The rest of the pics are up on flickr. All 90 something of them.« Previous Entries