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Homemade Girls Pirate Costume Idea with Bandana

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Looking for a homemade girls pirate costume idea? Look at what Grandma sewed for Kariss, complete with matching pirate bandana: The idea was inspired by a girls’ pirate costume we saw at the end of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World…but the ones we saw were too small. So my mom decided to re-create her own …

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Our new Sponsored Compassion Kids!

If you recall from last month, we wanted to celebrate Kariss’ 8th birthday in a very unique way…by sponsoring two children from Compassion International (you can read all the details of what lead us to this decision on the Compassion Blog). Well we finally received our child sponsorship information and got to “meet” our kids for the first time thanks …

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Rick Cone Sr. Visitation & Funeral Service: August 2012

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Even though the kids and I just arrived in Florida (and we’re still so grateful for all your prayers yesterday!), everyone’s been asking for details on the visitation and funeral service for Ricky’s dad, Rick Cone Sr. that will be taking place this week. I want to be as clear and factual as possible for those of you purely seeking …

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In Memory of Dad Cone: August 26, 2012

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It’s ironic that I posted an update on Dad Cone for the first time tonight in over a month and now, here I am, just hours later with another update. But this one will be my last. Richard Allen Cone, Sr. passed away tonight at 8:14pm. Yes, my husband’s father died tonight in Hospice care. Thankfully, Ricky has been in …

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Dad Cone Update: August 26, 2012

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It’s been a month and a half since I’ve updated you on Ricky’s dad. Most of you know I stopped sharing regularly on here because I came under some scrutiny for sharing a story that’s not my own. But when it comes to something that affects our family in such a way as it has this summer, I believe this …

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Teen Car Crash into House is my nephew: UPDATE

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This is truly unbelievable – if you heard on the news about a teen driver who went unconscious and had his car crash into a house in Virginia…that is my nephew! HE IS OK and no one was killed (amazingly), but all involved could use your prayers! UPDATE: Nick is doing amazingly well considering the circumstances! It’s been determined that Nick …

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American Girl Chicago River Cruise & Cafe Review

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During our recent “Luxury for Less” Chicago Road Trip, we were treated to quite the Chicago family experience: an American Girl Dinner at American Girl Place Chicago, followed by the ultimate American Girl themed “Chicago’s First Lady” River Cruise! I’ll share more about our experience at American Girl Place Chicago in the coming days, but I didn’t want to wait …

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Baby Sign Language DVDs Discount!

I wanted to share this Baby Sign Language DVDs discount code with you that’s good through August 31, 2012. When our kids were little, people were always asking us how we avoided the terrible 2’s and 3’s. (Besides a lot of prayer!) the thing that really saved us was that we taught our kids sign language from about the time …

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Adding to our Family; on the Compassion blog today…

We’re celebrating Kariss’ 8th birthday today by adding to our family in a very special way! If you want to find out the details, you can read my post over on the Compassion blog…  

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