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Frau VestberrY: Dispensing Magic like Merlin

by Toiny Westberry 16 February 2013
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Dane is having a hard time integrating into the new kindy.  It weighs me down and hurts my heart.  It is a very small village, all the kids have known each other since birth. Probably before.  I imagine them high-fiving through their mothers wombs.  It’s hard to break into this tough crowd. Thankfully he still […]

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He Drank the Koolaid

by Toiny Westberry 9 February 2013
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Wednesday evening, after the newsletter had gone out, Tess & I finally, successfully got milk fresh from the cow! Fresh, warm, creamy.  Incredibly delicious and a new, weekly, must-have, extra errand to run. In the meantime, it’s been snowing every day.  Not quite non-stop, but close. It is a stunning, breath-taking winter wonderland.  I’ve already […]

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Milking Cows. Part I.

by Toiny Westberry 2 February 2013
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Unlike Dane, Tess has settled into our new little village like a fish taking to water.  From day one she had new friends, and it’s rare to see her outside of the house alone.  Sometimes it’s rare to catch her alone in the house, though she’s taken to hiding in nooks & crannies with her […]

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Showers are no Fun

by Toiny Westberry 26 January 2013
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I’m not sure what possessed the former owners of our new home, but the shower, our shower, is a handheld-only kind of thing.  It’s not laying on the floor of the shower or anything, it’s neatly hanging on it’s shower holder-thingy.  But in order to use it on me, as opposed to watering the bathroom […]

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Five is a Bad, Bad, Age

by Toiny Westberry 23 January 2013
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Dane is five.  I’ve always said, with all six kids, that five is my least favorite age.  Throw in a big move, and five is really turning me upside down on a daily basis.  I can’t imagine how frustrating it is for him to be away from his school, his friends, his house and at […]

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by Toiny Westberry 16 January 2013
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This morning I spied a little bit of light peeking around the houses & the trees as we left the house. I couldn’t capture it in my early morning photo, but it is there!  I promise.  The shortest day of the year is almost a month past, and it finally is showing up in our […]

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New house, New School, New Garten

by Toiny Westberry 9 January 2013
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With new houses, come new schools.  Dane especially was very anti-new school.  He knew he would hate it.  He knew he would hate the kids.  He would hate the teachers.  He would hate the garten.  There was an awful lot of hate & anger in that little body.  Then we went for a visit. The […]

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by Toiny Westberry 19 December 2012
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On Sunday we ran out of tape.  A pretty big deal when you are stuffing all your worldly possessions into boxes.  Boxes that are going to be driven through snow, sleet & rain to a brandnew (to us) house thirty minutes away.  I really needed tape!  Luckily I also needed a break, and thankfully we […]

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Advent Calendar!

by Toiny Westberry 1 December 2012
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This morning I woke up to quiet.  Please note, this is very unusual in my house.  There is always noise going on somewhere in my house when I wake up.  Usually in my room, next to my bed, with 2 (or more) kids poking each other, pinching each other, and yelling, in a stage-whisper of […]

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by Toiny Westberry 20 November 2012
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I got some absolutely beautiful fall pictures during our long weekend in Holland, but this one below tells the best story.  Each of the kids are in a different country: Tess is in Holland (the Netherlands, NL); Cole is in Germany, and Dane is in Belgium.  We took a little bit of a tourist break […]

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