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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Because I’m Happy!

We spent part of our spring break in St. Louis.  Clay’s home office is there so we dropped him off to work and we went to have fun.

IMG_2753Clay’s office is located just down the street from Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.IMG_2757It is a beautiful office building with a fabulous view.IMG_2759It takes so little to impress us and even less to entertain us.IMG_2767My older two hadn’t been to the Science Center for many years, so that’s where we went.  The first stop was to master the flight simulators.IMG_2770This is outside the planetarium.  I was all about the selfies this trip.IMG_2773A sign said, “Do not feed or climb on dinosaurs.”  So, we just ran from them and poked them with large sticks.IMG_2782Technically, this is not climbing, it’s planking, captaining, and riding, so…


IMG_2822And the dino asked me to dance, so….still legit. IMG_2792

My kids built the arch.  Yep, they did.  My heart just about burst watching the four of them together.  Because, how many more of these moments do I really have left?  My guess is, not many.  Ellen is already out on her own and Seth is graduating this year. They are spreading their wings faster than I can catch them by the tail feathers and make them sit down and be a BABY!IMG_2795 IMG_2796 IMG_2798 IMG_2800 IMG_2803 IMG_2809I’m having a major Mom Moment right now.  I’m so proud of these four ridiculous human beings.  They are my reason for doing just about everything I do.

IMG_2810I’m amazed that I get to be their mom.  I hope I make them as proud as they make me.  I hope they love their children even more than I love them.  I know I’m going to love their children a ridiculous amount, so that may not be possible.IMG_2818 We ended the day by finding a very hip coffee shop that also made gellato in an old part of the city.  I love visiting St. Louis with my kids, we are such a rag-tag bunch of Kansans, but dad-gum we’re happy!

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