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									Started Project 365 with Ashley today. Very excited. Here is the first picture of the year!! - A photo a day. Create your own 365 Project.
The best way to create a 365 Project. Post one photo a day for a year.
January 1 at 7:02pm · Like · · Share

Never seen a boy enjoy his xmas present so much. C has played with his new train non-stop since he got it yesterday
morning. Well, a few breaks to hit with his new baseball bat and tee ball, but otherwise...non stop. Feels good when you nail
a good present for someone. December 26, 2010 at 10:00am · Like ·

Tuesday night (without C) with my best friend/love of my life was FABULOUS! I'll spare the details, but being with him was
the best Christmas present ever....the time together, the break from the xmas was the time of a lifetime. December
23, 2010 at 10:06am · Like ·
Lesli Peterson via Daniel Peterson

LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Psychiatry—Labeling Kids with Bogus 'Mental Disorders' 20 Million Kids & Adolescents are labeled with "mental disorders" that are based
solely on a checklist of behaviors. There are no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove they are "mentally ill",
yet these children are stigmatized for l
December 22, 2010 at 2:22pm · Like · · Share

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! (again). I just cut (with sharp scissors) a huge slice into the skin between by
thumb and pointer finger. Ironically, it was in trying to open a new razor. So much to do and would better be done without
the blood and lack of feeling in my thumb. December 20, 2010 at 3:37pm · Like ·

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! December 20, 2010 at 11:29am · Like ·
Made the dog, but not sure I like it....I think it needs some tweaking. But not tonight - I am over it.

Wall Photos
December 19, 2010 at 8:54pm · Like · · Share

*H*A*T*E* cleaning out the car seat. Anyone have any tips for making this less gross? Surely I am not the only person in
America with a messy child who eats in the car (sometimes, only in the car). December 19, 2010 at 9:43am · Like ·

Last minute gift for Cooper....trundle drawer train table in awesome condition from Craigslist for a STEAL! Love craigslist!
December 19, 2010 at 8:54am · Like ·

Tuesday night all planned - me, hubby, champagne, cheese and crackers, bubble bath, Chateau Elan....I can NOT wait!!!
December 16, 2010 at 12:19pm · Like ·

Sweet baby cloche is the newest addition to the family of hats. I have a new facebook page so check it out - Kreature
Komforts. Go there to see the newest blue owl I made for a customer. What is next??? Woof woof!

Precious Cloche Newborn to 6 yrs Custom Made to by leslipeterson
This feminine cloche is so precious. Hat is made from 100% cotton yarn. It gives that 1920s look to your sweet little one. Rose
can be made in
December 16, 2010 at 11:01am · Like · · Share

Coop feeling better & asleep in HIS bed, sittin with hubby snuggling in front of xmas tree, drinkin hot coco w/ peppermint
scnapps and creme de cacao... life doesn't get much better December 15, 2010 at 8:30pm · Like ·

Lesli Peterson was tagged in Daniel Peterson's photo.

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December 15, 2010 at 2:57pm
Mr Froggie is up for sale. Took a few more pictures of Mr. Owl, too. Next...something very feminine for the little girls in your

Frog Hat with Earflaps Custom Made to Order by leslipeterson
Charming frog hat. Ear flaps keep ears toasty warm. Hat is stretchy and will grow with your child as s/he grows. All hats are
made from
December 14, 2010 at 2:54pm · Like · · Share

My baby is still sick...this is lasting forever. Tired of washing throw-up clothes. Ready for my super spunky, energetic, wear-
me-out little boy to come back to me. December 13, 2010 at 8:09pm · Like ·

Put my first posting on etsy today. Hey - you have to start somewhere, right? Stay tuned for 1) better pictures and 2) a new
hat design. A hint? Ribbit, ribbit!!

leslipeterson on Etsy
Owl Hat with Earflaps - Ne...
December 13, 2010 at 3:43pm · Like · · Share

Got this from Holly. It is pretty darn neato and it is free. She said it takes about 20-30 minutes to put it together and upload.

Viewer | Portable North Pole
THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE PORTABLE NORTH POLE. This holiday season, help Santa Claus send a personalized video
message to your loved ones, all the way from his Village at the North Pole!
December 12, 2010 at 11:33pm · Like · · Share

Dear Santa...can I please have about 6 more hours each day between now and the end of the year? Pretty please. December
12, 2010 at 10:28pm · Like ·

4 hours... December 9, 2010 at 5:13pm · Like ·

Yesterday I knew Cooper was sick when he did not want to color. Today I am further convinced since my little no-napper is
still asleep after 3 hours!! December 9, 2010 at 4:27pm · Like ·

Dear Santa, For Christmas could you please bring me some Elf dust that keeps little Cooper asleep all night. I will use it
sparingly, I promise. But is 1 - 2 nights a week of a full night's sleep too much to ask. PS. I've been good this year. December
7, 2010 at 11:08pm · Like ·

Going tomorrow to Callanwolde (gingerbread houses) and Fernbank (xmas trees).....checked all my sources for admission
coupons to no avail. Anyone seen any out there recently? December 6, 2010 at 3:20pm · Like ·
Day 9 Advent pictures not up until tomorrow....Mommy and Daddy going on a date...Yeah!!! December 6, 2010 at 3:09pm ·
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Dear God, as we light this candle, we hope for your coming as our Good
Shepherd. Please gather us in your arms, feed us with spiritual food,
wipe away every tear from our eyes, and "let your face shine, that we
may be saved". Come, our Shepherd! Amen. December 3, 2010 at 7:21pm · Like ·

Dear God, thank you for this season of Advent that helps us prepare for the
coming of Christ at Christmas. As we read the Bible and light a candle,
may excitement for Christ's coming burn in our hearts. Amen. December 2, 2010 at 4:14pm · Like ·

Looking for 4 bleacher tickets to the Children's Xmas Parade on Saturday. Anyone have extras they want to sell??? I waited
too long, and they are all sold out now. December 1, 2010 at 2:27pm · Like ·

Today we prepare to welcome Christ at Christmas into our world . . . and into our hearts December 1, 2010 at 8:22am · Like ·

OK - this is a bit gross, but here it goes anyway....why is it that no one in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer has a butt hole??
There are tons of bum shots - strange to begin with - but stranger without an exit hole. November 30, 2010 at 8:50pm · Like ·

Just got a job as a writer for a website. Paid per article, even during training. Can do it at night and nap time. Woo Hoo.
November 30, 2010 at 5:42pm · Like ·

Lesli Peterson was tagged in Daniel Peterson's album.

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November 30, 2010 at 12:40pm

I usually have about 120+ daily visitors to my Cooper blog. Since posting Advent things, I have added (temporarily I'm sure)
270 new daily visitors. Pretty exciting. I hope the toddler Advent ideas I've gleaned from the internet (and posted to his blog)
can help others celebrate the season! November 30, 2010 at 8:39am · Like ·

Today we remember our need for a Savior to save us from our sins. November 30, 2010 at 8:25am · Like ·

C is in his 3rd time-out ever. I really hate time-out. But not sure what else to do when he throws stuff at me and is smiling
the whole time, obviously testing me. November 29, 2010 at 5:15pm · Like ·
Today we remember our hope for the second coming of Jesus. November 29, 2010 at 7:31am · Like ·

Today we remember Israel's hope for the coming of God's Messiah to save, to forgive, and to restore them. November 28,
2010 at 9:06am · Like ·

28 days and counting... November 27, 2010 at 9:50pm · Like ·

Happy Thanksgiving friends and family. Gobble gobble! November 25, 2010 at 10:06am · Like ·

Mmmmm....made the dressing tonight to put in the oven tomorrow....roasted mushrooms, one pound of fried bacon, then
onions and garlic caramelized in the bacon fat....holy cow - not good for you, but darn tasty! November 24, 2010 at 6:08pm ·

OK - so my menu is not very creative (very jealous of what my sister is making), but it holds up to tradition. Here is it...PS -
it's not healthy...oh well.

Deep fried turkey, gravy, caramelized onion and cremini mushroom dressing, green bean almondine, garlic mashed potatoes,
broccoli casserole, cherry jello salad, green salad and bread. Pumpkin and pecan pies.

What's on your menu?

November 23, 2010 at 5:05pm · Like ·

I was out, and I saw Snuggles.... November 23, 2010 at 2:48pm · Like ·

I fired Wells Fargo today. Loved Wachovia, but WF is a disgrace. Now a USAA banking customer. November 19, 2010 at
5:21pm · Like ·

Lesli Peterson was tagged in Katrina Walker Kelley's album.

November 18, 1995
November 18, 2010 at 4:47pm

Hey Grampa - here we come to visit! November 18, 2010 at 9:05am · Like ·

Why is it that NOTHING goes right when trying to do house projects?????????? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH November 17, 2010
at 3:28pm · Like ·
I wish you could HATE things like you can LIKE things. Some things I would HATE: Sarah Palin, Disney, Glenn Beck, The
Vampire Diaries, Kraft Foods Recipes, Weight Watchers, Justin Timberlake, TSA, Tori Spelling, The View.....I could go on
forever... November 15, 2010 at 9:13pm · Like ·

Feeling like the luckiest mommy in the world. November 15, 2010 at 8:41pm · Like ·

There is just so much to do that I am feeling overwhelmed!!! November 14, 2010 at 9:21am · Like ·

What kinds of things do you do at Christmas with your toddler to introduce Christ into Christmas? I'm making an advent
calendar, thought of using that in some way. I need more ideas. Thx November 12, 2010 at 9:25am · Like ·

Went to a friends house this morning for only a couple hours. Come home to Alley having shut herself in the laundry room.
She **shredded** a new pack of 24 toilet rolls and 12 paper towel rolls. At least they were clean and not dirty! November
11, 2010 at 12:04pm · Like ·

New sofa coming today. Yay! November 11, 2010 at 7:48am · Like ·

Since we woke at 4:30am this morning - I napped when Cooper did. It took me 2-3 minutes to go get him once he woke....I
then hear (via monitor) "Helloooooo. What are are doing??" November 10, 2010 at 1:55pm · Like ·

4:30am??? Seriously?? My child lacks any need or desire for sleep. Unfortunately for me, I need tons. November 10, 2010 at
7:00am · Like · nice to see's been a while...BTW, the rest of the East coast states know Summer is over...did you not get the
memo? November 9, 2010 at 1:09pm via Sprint Mobile · Like ·

Days like this, I wish I was like Samantha from Bewitched. I'd love to twitch my nose and be home. Unfortunately for me, I'll
be twitching for the next 7 hours. November 9, 2010 at 7:51am · Like ·

Finding respite for the night in Dublin.....Virginia. November 8, 2010 at 7:33pm · Like ·

On the road again.... November 8, 2010 at 9:51am · Like ·

I am not a fan of TV, or commercialism. But I do love Christmas TV shows - reminds me of being a little girl. Here is the ABC
list of Xmas TV:
November 7, 2010 at 9:48pm · Like · · Share
Going a little crazy with the give-away posts, but hey, it is close to xmas and free is always a good price! November 6, 2010 at
9:44pm · Like ·

Going a little crazy with the give-away posts, but hey, it is close to xmas and free is always a good price! November 6, 2010 at
9:44pm · Like ·

PLEASE Educate yourself before you make the decision to vaccinate your children.

Big Profits Linked to Vaccine Mandates
A vaccine is created mainly to make money, whether it promotes your health or not, so think twice before you and your family
get flu shots this year.
November 4, 2010 at 7:55am · Like · · Share

Cooper is loving Aunt Stephanie's zuchinni bread. This isn't too bad, but at what point do you tell your uber-picky eater he
cannot have unhealthy things? Right now, I try to get anything down him that I can -- even cardboard and glass are better
than nothing I guess -- but at some point I have to begin to discriminate. When is that? November 3, 2010 at 2:53pm · Like ·

We stopped at Polyface Farms (re: Omnivore's Dilemma) on the way here for a few things. REAL, fresh, unadulterated bacon
this morning. YUMMY with farm fresh eggs and organic raspberries. November 3, 2010 at 9:06am · Like ·

Thank God for Uncle Joe's energy. I have NONE and Cooper is overflowing. Luckily Joe is saving my sanity. Next, he'll be
asking me to go home early. LOL. November 2, 2010 at 8:22pm · Like ·

I was on the road 8 hours today - most of it on Hwy 81. I only passed 1 exit with a Starbucks the whole trip!! Where am I?
Russia? A girl traveling with her 2 yr old needs her latte! November 1, 2010 at 10:36pm · Like ·

Hubby, C and I went on a trek to Dekalb Farmers Market last night. Disappointed. First, not a farmers market. Second, it is
not really different than Whole Foods (except the people). We got some yummy things and had a good dinner, but could
have gotten the same things in a 30 min trip to Roswell. Still, a good time with the family. October 30, 2010 at 8:58am · Like ·

Went to AT Loft today and for the first time since C was born, I did not cry when trying things on. I have gone down FOUR
dress sizes since this Summer! 2 more sizes to go....I think I'll skip Thanksgiving and Christmas. LOL. October 29, 2010 at
12:35pm · Like ·

On the way to the mall we pass a larger-than-life skeleton wearing a helter-skelter cloak, painted all black, "flying" from the
roof of a building - very very ominous. Cooper says, "Aww, cute bird. Tweet tweet." Gotta love his innocence. October 28,
2010 at 11:27am · Like ·
Off to TC to work off energy in the soft play area, and then once the stores open I'm going to check out the sofas! Hope to
dump the old ones before Thanksgiving! October 28, 2010 at 8:27am · Like ·

99.9% of the time I love LOVE love my job.
Today falls into the .1% October 27, 2010 at 3:00pm · Like ·

Finally looking at a smile on my boy's face this morning (albeit at 5am). It's been too long. It is good to see. October 26, 2010
at 9:18am · Like ·

Took Cooper to Doctor this AM. He has a tummy virus. Said it has to run its course and if he is not better by Friday to bring
him back in. Dan and I were saying that we have never ever seen him this sick. Poor thing HATED being at the doctor - he
knew where we were the moment we pulled up. I want him to be better soon! October 25, 2010 at 12:44pm · Like ·

Missed the pumpkin train...Cooper still the the doctor tomorrow.... October 24, 2010 at 5:06pm · Like ·

People coming over tomorrow! HOWEVER, my front room is still not painted (trim mostly done, walls are a no), we still are
putting the floor down in my laundry room from that disaster, half way done installing RO filter, flower beds a mess, house
not clean....I'm glad the people coming love me with all my faults. October 22, 2010 at 7:45pm · Like ·

Both my big boy (Dan) and my little boy (Cooper) are sick. Hope Mommy can come out of this unscathed. October 21, 2010 at
10:37am · Like ·

OK - one more reminder to all my friends with kids. Saturday is a Piggies and Paws Open House at my place. Stop by anytime
between 10 and noon. 15 minutes of your time for a very cool keepsake in 200+ styles to pick from starting at only $20 - here
is the website if you didn't see it before:
I am just super excited to have an artist at my home to capture this moment in time for Cooper, and I wanted to give my
friends a chance to do the same. Thanks.

Welcome to Piggies and Paws
October 20, 2010 at 3:09pm · Like · · Share

Lovin' my new cookbook!! "Bruschetta" with real buffalo mozzarella topped with broccoli rabe sauteed in garlic and crushed
red pepper, vinegar and oregano. It was divine! October 17, 2010 at 6:37pm · Like ·

I have a washer and dryer again! Yeah. Never been so excited to do laundry. And good thing, as there is lots to do! October
17, 2010 at 3:31pm · Like ·

In Athens at my Dad's without my phone (hubby borrowed it). I feel deficient without it, even though no one ever calls me.
Isn't it strange how we get so dependent on technology? Kinda sad. October 17, 2010 at 6:41am · Like ·
Have an artist coming next weekend to do a hand print picture for Cooper. If any of my Mom-friends want to bring their kids
by to get printed, please let me know - she is already going to be at my house. Only takes about 15 minutes. October 16,
2010 at 4:14pm · Like ·

Ate kale from the garden tonight - first harvest of the year since we didn't do the usual summer garden. YUMMY. So
rewarding to eat what you grow. October 15, 2010 at 8:20pm · Like ·

Cooper is drooling like a mad man. I was told about molar teething at this age....could it be? October 14, 2010 at 5:30pm ·
Like ·

High of 72 degrees we're talkin'...come back Fall weather and please stay a while longer. October 14, 2010 at
8:05am · Like ·


The Mom Song
Watch “The Mom Song,” a funny video set to music and shows an entertaining way of expressing the things said by all moms
October 13, 2010 at 6:12pm · Like · · Share

IT'S HUSBAND WEEK~~If you have a husband who is your best friend, who works
hard to provide for your family, who has been there through thick &
thin, who has been a blessing in your life and to whom you are PROUD to
be married to, copy & paste this in your status with your wedding
date...9/6/03 October 11, 2010 at 8:06pm · Like ·

Going to the lake tomorrow to be with friends. It will be pretty to see the changing leaves from the water. October 8, 2010 at
9:23pm · Like ·

Day 2 of Dan and Poppy working on the laundry room. Such hard work for which I am very very thankful. October 8, 2010 at
9:34am · Like ·

Some days, some moments - like now - my heart feels like it is going to **burst** because I love my sweet boy so much!
How amazing that God has trusted me with him. October 6, 2010 at 3:05pm · Like ·

3 hours of Cooper-free painting and I am still not even half way done with the first coat of primer on the trim....then there is
the second coat and then the high-gloss paint, and then primer and paint on the walls.....will I get it done before
Thanksgiving guests???? It is beginning to feel like an endless adventure. October 5, 2010 at 8:09pm · Like ·
Termites ate away the laundry room floor and part of the walls. Seems it happened long ago, but we are now seeing the
damage as the remaining wood rots away.....No washer and dryer....No floor in the laundry room....Turns out the
UNBELIEVABLY LARGE amount of money we give to the exterminators every year does not cover damages...what good are
they then? October 5, 2010 at 8:52am · Like ·

Plans to visit Aunt Stephers the first week in November. But the real fun is in seeing WUJ. October 3, 2010 at 9:26pm · Like ·

Fun Weekend!
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No pictures, sorry. But an update on the weekend. Friday we went to the N Ga Fair. We took A & J. Cooper enjoyed the people
watching. We also saw elephants and chickens and cows (Jersey cows!) and horses, a...

October 3, 2010 at 4:11pm via TypePad · Like ·

Southeastern Railroad Museum (again)
Lesli shared a post with TypePad
Cooper loves this place. And in the cooler weather, it was even fun for Mommy. Also - it is a great central location for meeting
up with Grampa. Luckily, Ms. Linda was able to join us this time and you...
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October 3, 2010 at 2:42pm via TypePad · Like ·

Having a Piggies & Paws party in October....for those interested in more about it, check out this video! If you didn't get your
invitation, bu you want to come -- you are welcome to join us. Just message me and I will get you a time slot.

Piggies & Paws on NBC's SA Living Morning Show 2006
Jennifer Thomas explains the vision of the company and how it all works in this segment of NBC's San Antonio Living with Leslie
Bohl Jones. WATCH and let us know what you think! If you'd like to share this video with friends, simply copy and paste this link
to your browser, e-mail or tweet: If you want to find out more about Jennifer Thomas or Piggies & Paws,
simply click this link:
 ength 5:05
October 1, 2010 at 8:51am · Like · · Share

This weather is blowing my mind! I love it. It literally lifts my mood! We spent over 2 hours outside playing this morning. I
don't think it could get any better! September 28, 2010 at 11:15am · Like ·

Cooper found an old deodorant bottle. He lifted his shirt up and was trying to put it on...his tummy. Good try! At least he is
picking up some of my **good** habits along with the bad ones. LOL. September 27, 2010 at 8:28am · Like ·
Cooper's Potty Time
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So, we are not hard core potty training. I'm not sure either of us are up to that. But I thought it was time to introduce the
concept. I got him Elmo's Potty Time. Since seeing it, he walks around...
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September 26, 2010 at 5:12pm via TypePad · Like ·

Officially autumn yesterday. Now I am ready for the autumn weather, too. September 24, 2010 at 7:40am · Like ·

i broke my toe at DACKids this morning. Arg. Pain. September 22, 2010 at 1:23pm · Like ·

Noah's Ark
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We re-started Tot School this week. I'll post those pictures at the end of the week. For a field trip today we went to Noah's Ark,
south of the airport. It was a long ride, but worth it. We saw...
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September 21, 2010 at 9:54pm via TypePad · Like ·

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We decided this morning, with no planning, to head to Chattanooga. Just me and the Coopster. I needed to do
something...drastic. And this was it. It was a little more money than I thought it would be. About $30 just...
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September 16, 2010 at 7:17pm via TypePad · Like ·

This article is great and has a link to a list of GM and non-GM brands to take with you during grocery shopping....

Genetically Modified Foods Could Cause Long-term Sterility
Based on this interview with Jeffrey Smith, the latest GMO research shows more evidence of reproductive problems from
eating GM foods.
September 16, 2010 at 5:41pm · Like · · Share

It is planting time. I have irises for anyone who wants them. Most are yellow and deep purple - some are light purple - some
are white (but who knows what is what right now). Take 3, 10 or 100. I just want them to have a home. Let me know if you
want to come by and get some. September 15, 2010 at 7:27pm · Like ·

Why is good organic food so hard to find without driving an hour each way to get it? September 15, 2010 at 11:10am · Like ·

Farm Birthday Party
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Cooper's Second Cousin, Evan, had his 3rd BDay party today. It was a super cute farm animal theme with real animals and
everything. Nicole totally out did herself. Here are a few pictures of the cake and animals. The cake...
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September 11, 2010 at 7:52pm via TypePad · Like ·

Lesli Peterson via West Cobb Chiropractic

Think twice about the flu vaccine...

If You Love Your Kids, Please Do Not Make This Mistake
The recommended US flu vaccine is being banned in other countries due to bizarre side effects such as narcolepsy, febrile
seizures and more.
September 10, 2010 at 6:17pm · Like · · Share

Mr Clean Magic Eraser not working on one of my surfaces! What is left? Fire???
Just kidding. Kinda. September 8, 2010 at 7:20pm · Like ·
Labor Day Weekend
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We drove to Memphis and stayed the night with George, Tina and Brandon. Then off to Great-Grandma's. Wow - such
incredible food at both places. George made home-made pasta, panini's, banana bread, coconut cake...Gma made chicken and
dressing, biscuits, hame,...
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September 7, 2010 at 10:35pm via TypePad · Like ·

Anyone ever been to the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain? Seems like it would be fun, but wondering if it is worth
the drive... September 7, 2010 at 4:15pm · Like ·

McDaniel Farm Park with Grampa
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We didn't get to explore the park very much today, but we had a great time there with Grampa. We tried a picnic in the grass
but the mosquitoes were everywhere! So we ate on the steps of the old...
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September 2, 2010 at 8:04pm via TypePad · Like ·

Picnic in the park with Grampa and then packing to go see Great-Grandma. Gotta love this cooler weather! September 2,
2010 at 9:03am · Like ·

A Little Catch Up
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I've been behind in posting a few things. Saturday I was able to go with Grammy to a Maximized Living seminar. It was great! I
highly recommend this program for anyone interested in getting more healthy. While I was gone...
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August 31, 2010 at 7:18pm via TypePad · Like ·

Yeah - Tickets all ordered for the Pumpkin Ride in October on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway!! Fun! August 31, 2010 at
11:00am · Like ·

Today my friend asked me if I was 29 or 30?? I think she was just being nice...but gosh it makes me feel good when my
friends are "just being nice". August 27, 2010 at 8:03pm · Like ·
Fernbank Bug Out Festival
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Sunday, August 29 - Fernbank Bug Out Festival Fernbank is having games, treat and bug-themed activities this weekend at their
Bug Out Festival. Buzz from GA Tech is going to be there too. I hope to talk Dan into taking...

August 27, 2010 at 6:29pm via TypePad · Like ·

Two Year Old Pictures
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Jean Shiffrin is a world-famous photographer who has done some amazing photo-biographies. She offered up an unpassable
offer for some of us Altanta Moms (via a Meet Up group I am in). Usually her 45 min sessions are $200+ but...
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August 25, 2010 at 7:36pm via TypePad · Like ·

The Public School Nightmare by John Taylor Gatto
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August 25, 2010 at 3:57pm via TypePad · Like ·

New Toy
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I was not going to get Cooper any more toys until Xmas. Especially since he just had a bday. I have even sworn off the
consignment sales for Fall/Winter in order to avoid the temptation. BUT I went to a...

August 24, 2010 at 9:13pm via TypePad · Like ·

Awaiting Fall Follow Up
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Lori mentioned some things in Chattanooga so I looked them up - who knew there was so much to do so close by (well,
probably my friend Katrina since she is from there, but she never shared). So here is...

August 24, 2010 at 5:33pm via TypePad · Like ·

If I had to work in an office building, I would call in sick today. It is beautiful! August 24, 2010 at 4:20pm · Like ·
Nice weather. Thought we would finish cleaning the front of the house. Started cutting back the laurel and hit a wasp's nest!
Laurel not cut, stems and branches all over the porch, furniture rearranged so I can't get into the front door - but hey, the
project is OVER until Dad gets back home to take care of the little bugers. August 24, 2010 at 9:13am · Like ·

Awaiting Fall
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It is so hot. My front porch is a mess because I am trying to cut the laurel and clean the porch - but I can only do it in the
mornings. The afternoons are too hot, and the sun...

August 23, 2010 at 10:45pm via TypePad · Like ·

Bad News: DMIL can't make Beth Moore simulcast with me. Good News: Ticket (with lunch) available. Anyone? Anyone

August 23, 2010 at 9:19pm · Like ·

Aviation Museum
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We went to the Sneek Peek today of the aviation museum. Really cool! There were 3 airplanes and 1 helicopter to go inside,
plus a jeep ride. We had a blast! Here are a few pictures - they were difficult...
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August 20, 2010 at 7:30pm via TypePad · Like ·

Raw Milk
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Got a question today about why raw milk? I explained the live enzymes but I could not remember exactly why it was good (from
the articles and books) just that it is. My memory stinks for details. Anyway, I found...

August 18, 2010 at 10:02pm via TypePad · Like ·

Marietta Museum of History - Avaiation Wing
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Kids love airplanes as much as Cooper??? Come see this cool new exhibit with us! The Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum
of History is presently comprised of a 15.5 acre park. The park features various civilian and military aircraft...

August 18, 2010 at 3:21pm via TypePad · Like ·
GA Aquarium
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We went to the aquarium this morning with our Mommy & Me passes (and 2 other Mommies). We had a late start and did not
stay long (too tired) but I think he really enjoyed himself. He especially liked touching...
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August 17, 2010 at 8:39pm via TypePad · Like ·

CamdenAir Birthday Party (and Sheldon's new home)
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We used birthday money from Granpop and Grandma to get a bigger home for Sheldon. It took a few days before we could put
him in...the water had to be conditioned. But here are Ashley and Justin putting him in...
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August 16, 2010 at 9:15pm via TypePad · Like ·

Two Year Old Check Up
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Today was his check up. We had to sign 1,000 forms since we didn't want vaccines. He was scheduled for 8 shots (including
MMR, 10 vaccines). All at once! Is that normal or were they trying to add in the...

August 11, 2010 at 9:49pm via TypePad · Like ·

Good Product Finds
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I recently was thinking of making the switch to cloth diapers. Cooper's little belly, back and tummy were constantly in a rash.
My friend, Jen, said she had the same problem with cloth diapers unless you were constantly changing them....

August 10, 2010 at 12:23pm via TypePad · Like ·

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I was kind of nervous about having Cooper not open gifts at his party. it turned out to be the best thing ever for him. We
opened gifts from sun-up to sun-down on Sunday. he played with each one of...

August 9, 2010 at 10:57pm via TypePad · Like ·
The Birthday Boy's Big Day
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Cooper woke up Saturday to the surprise of seeing his Brother and Sister at the house. They gave him a very exciting present - a
new beta fish!!!! Cooper loves fish so this was super fun. His name is Sheldon...

August 8, 2010 at 7:16pm via TypePad · Like ·

Thank you so much to everyone who came to Cooper's party. He (we) had such a fun time. You all made it very special --
wish there had been more opportunity to talk with everyone, though. Hope to get pictures up soon. August 8, 2010 at
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Hubby trying to get home for over 24 hours now...and flights keep getting delayed and canceled again! I hate Delta. August 6,
2010 at 5:24pm · Like ·

First BDay Gift (2 yrs)
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Grammy came over yesterday to help me get things together for the party (ok - to watch Cooper and play with him while I got
things ready - same thing). Even though she is coming to the party, she wanted...
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August 6, 2010 at 4:43pm via TypePad · Like ·

Lesli Peterson was tagged in Ashley Peterson's photo.

Summer Vacation 2010
August 2, 2010 at 10:07am

White Water Rafting
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We finally got the pictures back from white water rafting in Yellowstone (Jackson Hole, really). They are from a disposable
water proof camera so the quality is poor, but it is still fun to see them....
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July 30, 2010 at 2:59pm via TypePad · Like ·
The good news....the test batch of strawberry cupcakes (for Cooper's party) came out DELICIOUS.....the bad news.....the test
batch of strawberry cupcakes came out delicious (and no one is here to help me finish them off). July 29, 2010 at 6:38pm ·
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Time Off
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I have not been blogging much about Cooper. We were on vacation out west, then I started this pet-project once we got home
(raw fooding), we have been planning for his bday party coming up, and time has just escaped...

July 29, 2010 at 1:08am via TypePad · Like ·

Some friends and family asking about what Cooper wants for his BDay.
Dan and I are getting him some blocks. He could use some wooden
people/buildings/cars/etc to go with them. We are trying to move to all
natural materials for his toys....Also, he loves musical instruments
and BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS. We put a wish list together on Amazon for a few
ideas, too. Just some ideas for those who
asked... Lesli Peterson: Ideas for Cooper Universal Wishlist for Lesli Peterson.
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Dan stung by tons of yellow jackets, my Dad stung, my SMom stung 2 days in a row, neighbors with a Japanese hornets nest
and rattlesnake in their backyard in same hole, Dad has red wasp nest at front door.....I need to do yard work but I am
petrified to go outside, esp with Cooper. July 21, 2010 at 5:16pm · Like ·

Saw a moose, but we had no muffin. Probably better that way. July 17, 2010 at 11:42pm · Like ·

Yellowstone Pictures
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Wow. What a vacation! We had so much fun, and it was so beautiful that no description or picture could adequately capture it.
We took over 600 pictures! I have a lot of post processing work needs to be done....
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July 17, 2010 at 11:31pm via TypePad · Like ·

Ready to leave for Yellowstone tomorrow....I think, if I see a Moose, I might give him a muffin. July 7, 2010 at 6:58pm · Like ·
What Mommies/Daddies Do Best - Week 1
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23 Months Old Book: What Mommies/Daddies Do best by Laura Numeroff; Rhyme: A Family Fingerplay; Color: Brown;
Shape:Square; Habit: Help Clean Up Toys We started off this week in a very interesting way. Dan was gone Monday evening.
That night...
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July 3, 2010 at 11:34am via TypePad · Like ·

MOPS Groups from Roswell Firestation

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Bad Mommy...
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OK - I know I messed up. But I didn't take any pictures last week. WHAT????? I know. I was busy working in Photoshop on some
existing ones. PS is very hard...I had been working in PSE for many years...

June 28, 2010 at 8:10am via TypePad · Like ·

My political input ...not Cooper related... if you can
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In an article I wrote for Memorial Day in 2006 titled “Dying for a ie,” I made reference and linked to a 212-page thesis for a
bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Illinois written by Devon M....

June 27, 2010 at 9:41pm via TypePad · Like ·

Tot School - Huntsville, Alabama
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For Tot School this week, we went with Daddy to his work in Huntsville, AL. During the day while Daddy worked we explored
the area. At night we just hung out with Daddy and played in the enormous hotel room....
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June 19, 2010 at 8:43pm via TypePad · Like ·
Itsy Bitsy Spider - Week 1
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22 Months Old Book: Old MacDonald Had A Farm by Penny Dan; Rhyme: Hey Diddle Diddle; Color: Orange; Shape:Triangle ;
Habit: Brush Teeth This week was more Tot-Not School. This was for a couple of reasons. First, we had a...
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June 12, 2010 at 10:11pm via TypePad · Like ·

New Pool
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Got Cooper a new pool today. Last year's is too small and really, really...yuck. Anyway, he loved it. It was a little too tall for him
so I put the wagon near it - he climbs in and out of...

June 8, 2010 at 7:37pm via TypePad · Like ·

Old MacDonald - Week 2
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21 Months Old Book: Old MacDonald Had A Farm by Penny Dan; Color: Orange; Shape:Triangle ; Habit: Brush Teeth Monday
was Memorial Day and we had Ashley and Justin, which Cooper LOVED. He spent the day playing with them; we...
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June 6, 2010 at 4:57pm via TypePad · Like ·

New Pool
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Got Cooper a new pool today. Last year's is too small and really, really...yuck. Anyway, he loved it. It was a little too tall for him
so I put the wagon near it - he climbs in and out of...

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Old MacDonald - Week 2
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21 Months Old Book: Old MacDonald Had A Farm by Penny Dan; Color: Orange; Shape:Triangle ; Habit: Brush Teeth Monday
was Memorial Day and we had Ashley and Justin, which Cooper LOVED. He spent the day playing with them; we...
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June 6, 2010 at 4:57pm via TypePad · Like ·

Tot School Zones
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This post is in response to the 1+1+1=1 Tot School request to see our Tot School Zone. I am really excited about this, mostly to
see everyone's area and get some new ideas. We don't really have "a" zone -...
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June 3, 2010 at 7:48pm via TypePad · Like ·

Where did I go wrong?
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I keep telling myself that all moms go through this; I have read that in books. But I can't help but think I did something wrong.
And it seems like it happened overnight. Cooper is screaming NO all the time,...

June 2, 2010 at 6:08pm via TypePad · Like ·

Old MacDonald - Week 1
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21 Months Old Book: Old MacDonald Had A Farm by Penny Dan; Color: Orange; Shape:Triangle ; Habit: Brush Teeth Cooper
woke late on Monday which was a nice blessing. We read our new book (Old MacDonald) and then went to...
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May 30, 2010 at 9:15pm via TypePad · Like ·

just had a fight with a razor. It was a TKO. Razors - 1; Humans – 0 May 27, 2010 at 9:32pm · Privacy: · Like ·

Going to Scott Kelby Photoshop training class on Friday. Pretty exciting. May 25, 2010 at 7:17am · Like ·
The Wheels on the Bus - Week 2
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21 Months Old Book: The Wheels on the Bus by Andy Cooke; Color: Red; Shape: Circle; Habit: Hand Washing We went on a field
trip on Monday to a strawberry farm. We talked about RED strawberries, and we ate a...
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May 24, 2010 at 1:31pm via TypePad · Like ·

Cooper's New Friend
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I ordered Cooper a custom Waldorf doll about a month ago and got word today that he is in the mail. I am so excited. The doll
maker has posted more pictures on her blog. Take a look - I...

May 21, 2010 at 10:55am via TypePad · Like ·

Strawberry Picking
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We went Strawberry Pickin' today with our MOPS friends. What a blast. We were not supposed to eat them, but you can see
from the last shot of Cooper's face that he did not adhere to this rule :) I...
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May 17, 2010 at 6:10pm via TypePad · Like ·

Ready to Ride
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Dan has been teaching Cooper how to "rev the engine" on a dirt bike. Now, whenever he opens his book to the page with a dirt
bike he does both the noises and the gestures. Didn't get it on film,...

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Happy Birthdays
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This weekend we celebrated Justin's 13th birthday. Ashley's BDay is next weekend, so one of the presents we got was for both
of them - a new trampoline. You can see here Justin's surprised expression when he sees it: On...
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May 15, 2010 at 9:03pm via TypePad · Like ·

Southeastern Railway Museum
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Thursday Cooper and I met Grampa at the Museum. You will notice that, even though it was a very hot day, Cooper has on his
frog boots. When he wants to wear them, there is just no stopping him :)...
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I just saw this over at Caeden's Corner and had to repost...I love it. The Toddler Creed If I like it, it's mine. If it's in my hand, it's
mine. If I can take away from you, it's mine. If...

May 11, 2010 at 9:27pm via TypePad · Like ·

Need to improve my eating habits. Today, all I have had is guacamole dip and chips, and oreo cookies and milk. What a good
example I am setting. May 11, 2010 at 6:35pm · Like ·
The Best Laid Plans....
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21 Months Old Book: More, More, More by Vera Williams; Color: Red; Shape: Circle; Habit: Hand Washing Only our second
week of Tot School and we got derailed. I know to expect this sort of thing, but this was a...
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May 9, 2010 at 11:59am via TypePad · Like ·

Yard Sale Prep - Dan + Cooper = Super Difficult. Hope I make some money tomorrow! May 6, 2010 at 7:00pm · Like ·

There's a site called that's a
new online phonebook w/personal info: everything from pics you've posted
on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age, # of
children, etc. Remove yourself by first searching for yourself on
their site to find the URL of your page and going to the privacy button
on very bottom of their page to remove yourself. Thanks Annette! May 6, 2010 at 11:51am · Like ·

Cooper is getting better but he is still struggling along. Appetite is better - at least he ate SOMETHING today. But still didn't
want to be outside, and he went to sleep by himself about 45 minutes early. Very unusual.

On a brighter note, got a second opinion on my foot and it is not broken after all. Good-bye temporary cast. Hello pain meds.
May 5, 2010 at 12:47am · Like ·

The Coop has the croop, a viral infection and a bacterial infection (both ears). He is such a trouper, too. Had his very first
lolipop today at the doctor. Loved it. May 3, 2010 at 5:25pm · Like ·

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Super Why...I like it (Cooper loves it), but something about a pig with opposable thumbs scares me. March 24, 2010 at
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please call House Rules chairman Bill Hembree NOW and ask him to put HB 842 (GA Right to Grow Crops) on his calender
before it dies this year! Here's his office number 404-656-5141 404-656-5141 404-656-5141 *share*connect*repost*forward*
CALL*link* March 22, 2010 at 1:56pm · Like ·

learning to coupon....3 weeks now...saving 20% on average....trying ot
make it to 40% on average....seems that most coupons in the paper and
online are all for the same products....anyone have an awesome coupon
site to share? Mine?

I Heart Publix
Tracie: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS COUPON BOOKS: I have 2 of these booklets that I would like to trade. All coupons are Publix store
coupons that expire [...]
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Check this out for your kids - great fun music.

Zooglobble - Live365 Radio
The best kids music of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, hand-picked like a fresh tomato for your audio pleasure. Woot.
March 15, 2010 at 10:32am · Like · · Share

Northbrook MOPS Summer Events 2010
Organizations - Clubs & Societies
This group announces summer events for all Northbrook MOPS members and guests.
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University is a privilege, not a right. Want your tuition to really come down? Tell the government to get out completely; stop
subsidizing education. Let the market have control. Unfortunately, most of the current protesters went to government high
school, so this may be a difficult concept to grasp. March 6, 2010 at 10:50am · Like ·

Attention mothers of babies & toddlers. I learned this today by experience, and wanted to pass along my knowledge so that
you do not have to experience it yourself. A diaper does not work if you put it on inside out! Go figure. February 25, 2010 at
6:36pm · Like ·

Does anyone out there have a contact for a book publisher? I want to get an idea in front of someone, and any contact, even
six degrees removed, would be helpful - thanks. February 25, 2010 at 3:52pm · Like ·

FDL News Desk » Just A Little Assassination Of American Citizens Among Friends
Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair acknowledged Wednesday that government agencies may kill U.S. citizens
abroad who are involved in terrorist activities if they are “taking action that threatens Americans.”
February 25, 2010 at 9:49am · Like · · Share
is amazed that my picky little eater just ate all my pickled ginger! February 23, 2010 at 12:59pm · Like ·

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. I had a super day with both of my men (Dan & Coop). About to open some wine
and chillax the rest of the night. February 22, 2010 at 7:08pm · Like ·

15 Books
Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. List 15 books you've read that will always stick with you. They should be the first 15
you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag 15 friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends
choose... February 19, 2010 at 5:09pm · Like · · Share

Just returned from snow boarding in NC -- FUN with the FAM February 21, 2010 at 3:40pm · Like ·

Is it still homemade bread if I used the breadmaker, but did it myself instead of using a box mix?? :) February 16, 2010 at
8:36pm · Like ·

eggs benedict this morning after hubby got up with the boy for me, candy and roses, don't forget the concert earlier this
week, dinner at tuscany grill, now for some snuggling and a movie, waiting for more snow. Gotta love VDay. he spoils me.
February 14, 2010 at 7:44pm · Like ·

On my way to Them Crooked Vultures at the Tabernacle....WooHoooooo. February 11, 2010 at 6:29pm · Like ·

go to and type in your first name in the search. Copy and paste THE FIRST RESPONSE (no cheating and
picking one you like!) to your status February 3, 2010 at 10:26am · Like ·

just spent 4 hours cleaning house while Dan and C are out....and I still see places I missed...4 hours! that normal? January
31, 2010 at 1:13pm · Like ·

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This is such a great article....

When a School Gets Sick by Jerome Kohn
Being a libertarian, I have never been comfortable working in a government-run public school, but a PowerPoint presentation
at a recent faculty meeting made me realize just how monstrous the system really is. ...
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