Archive for January, 2008


So this morning in the car – Brie decides she wants to take her shoes off while we ride. This is an every morning occurrence. I let her do it. Heck – I take my own shoes off every chance I get (including every time I’m in the car). This morning, though, she had on tennis shoes – which are a little harder for her to get off than her more-typical velcro Maryjanes . I helped her get the first shoe off – but she refused help for the second shoe. She is determined to do things by herself. So determined, she’d rather ride to school like this than accept help of any kind.
And that is how she rode for the rest of the way this morning. “Dumb shoe” – I’m sure she was thinking.
PS – If you are gonna sneeze at any time while you are putting on your make-up, why is it going to be the very second you finish putting on mascara? This morning, I had about 10 little black dots below each eye. Wiped off half my make-up just getting rid of them.

Seriously – could my nose look any more enormous in this picture? Scary.
PPS – Finally, Lost starts tonight! Even though I don’t expect to understand all of it…I still am sooo excited. I mean we’ve been on like a year hiatus or something.
PPPS – One more thing…I think Brad and I have slimmed our baby name list down to 2. So – if you have an opinion, I’d really appreciate your vote πŸ™‚ Well…here it is…
Sage and Logan

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Worst Day Ever

Last night my baby fell, hit our coffee table…and needed stitches. Seriously – it was the worst day of my life (and probably of hers, too). Check out the story with pics at www.theduplechains.com. She’s cute even when she’s injured πŸ™‚

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Pink Rules


Well…today was the big day. And as you can tell by the title, its another princess for the Dups! We are thrilled! Brie is already saying “sister”. Its a great day for our family. We’re excited and thankful and look forward to meeting our newest angel πŸ™‚

PS – Girls RuleΒ 

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2007 Christmas

Check out these super-cute Christmas pics πŸ™‚ Thanks, Kristen, for being the photographer.

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NYC Pics

Check out the pics from me, Kristen, and Mary’s trip to the Big Apple.

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I think New Years might be my favorite holiday. Sure, there are the magical moments of Christmas and the pampering on your birthday…but I am a New Years’ girl. First, there’s just the general quietness of the New Years holiday. Or at least that’s how it is at my house. We never really have any plans…which is very welcomed after the craziness of Christmas. Second, you still have cool clothes to wear and new toys to play with…since a week surely hasn’t been long enough for all your Christmas goodies to become old. But the main reason I love New Years? I just relish the idea of a new start. I love the idea of standing at the threshold of something great. And the past is all behind you. Old mistakes are gone. Old disappointments history. And today, January 1st, is the start of something new.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Happy 2008Β 

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