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Archives for January 10th, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 10:52 PM Central

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So is David!

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 10:51 PM Central

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Peter is winding down for the night, preparing for bedtime.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 9:51 PM Central

We made french toast from scratch this morning, Jacob. Didn’t you get any of those?

We had four of my brother’s children at our house since yesterday, and when I asked them what they liked for breakfast, french toast was definitely their favorite, too.

Mary-Elizabeth made a cake today, and then tried out her skill with her new cake decorating supplies. She has a nice, steady hand, and the cake turned out so pretty that it was eaten within a very short time. I don’t know if anyone even got a picture!

Today was the day to take down our Christmas decorations and trees. As much as I love the way they look, it is always nice to have the house back to normal.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 6:41 PM Central

Just a note that tonight’s webcast is set for 8:00. See you then!

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 5:58 PM Central

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Jacob and his pyramid of 15 French toast sticks. Wizzy did some quick math, and figured out that those total over 1,000 calories.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 2:41 PM Central

Paul, Mark, Philip, Jacob, and I are working out at the YMCA. I missed the last two days, plus I don’t usually work out on Sundays, so I wanted to make sure to make the trip today.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 12:44 PM Central

As I type, Mom and Dad are taking Seth out for a belated birthday meal. I believe Seth selected a large all-you-can-eat spread about 20 minutes from here.

One thing I really appreciate about Mom and Dad is that they always take the time — or, rather, make the time — to do things with us individually. I never had the feeling that I received less attention just because there were more of us. I remember Dad mentioned in the TLC documentary done on our family that, in a way, it doesn’t feel like a big family to him; rather, it feels like he has 14 “only children,” since each one is such an individual. I think that’s so true!

Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 12:23 AM Central

It’s past midnight, and it’s raining, but apparently it’s 50 degrees outside.

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