Allie

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I read tonight that Baby Allie won’t be with us much longer. I cried and got Julie out of her crib and fed her a bottle. Her hands were cold.

I’m sick over this whole thing. I can’t believe that there is a god in the sky when young children are victims to senseless violence, to senseless illness. I am so sad. I want to hold her mom in my arms and never let go. I can’t imagine being her mom and having to let go.

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Monday

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Today was a really long day. Julie woke up 6 times through the night. I am now fully convinced that her being high needs is directly related to how much attention we give her. John held her chest to chest, singing to her and stroking her for about 8 hours yesterday. I think she woke up BECAUSE of the extra attention he gave her. She was super high needs today. My head hurts.

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Aqua

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Had a pretty good day today. I’ve been working on finishing up several projects and sites that seem to be lagging. My Mom took Rachel for a few hours today as Chris and the family are up from CT. Rachel had a great day playing with their kiddos and we went on an hour long drive when John finally got home from working for a customer in the next town over. I’m tired but we did some damage to the house cleaning task. (Woohoo).

I have always wondered, will there ever come a day when I will be too old to say “woo-hoo?” I hope not.

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Wow

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It’s going great for us! We have had an incredible response with the Good Geeks, I am really excited about what the future holds. John and the girls are renting movies and buying pizza and we are going to have a late night movie fest while I get more work done.

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HE DID IT!

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After being treated like crap and paid even worse, John has finally bit the bullet and quit. He will finally be able to spend some desparately needed time with his girls and pursue our dreams full-time.

The von Tungeln household is a celebratin’ tonight! (We’re both working feverishly).

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Bee sting

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Today. Bleh. I’m in the midst of organizing a care package of special formula for an online friend who has a son that suffers from Craniosynostosis ( www.craniokids.org ) and while I am in the grocery store sorting that out, Julie gets stung by a bee. The manager was less than helpful, needless to say I wasn’t too happy. Thankfully, she didn’t have an allergic reaction.

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First official blog post

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My first post in the new blog. How exciting! The girls are in bed and soundly sleeping.

Today I won worst mother of the year award as it was super hot out today and was rushing to get the girls out of the van at wal*mart and I nailed Rachel in the head with the sliding door on the van.

I saw it happening. I feel terrible. She has been over it since I bought her a lippy (lip gloss) but I am sick to my stomach as I saw it happening (as the door was sliding towards her head and it was out of my control).

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NH

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Today we got back from New Hampshire. Left late yesterday mainly so that we would be out of the house so John could sleep last night off. He is working overnights this work so the store can get some “Plan-A-Grams” sorted out. Totally sucks for us. He managed to catch her T-Ball game tonight after we got home and all was well with the world. Rachel is staying the night at Granny’s with my neice Sarah and no doubt they are having a blast. I put Julie to bed about an hour ago. While I know that my house could use some moderate housekeeping, I am too exhausted and will be heading to bed. Zzzzzzzzz.

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Minivan!

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Picked up the minvan today (2003 Caravan) with the girls as John had to work…. I am absoultely in LOVE with it. Gone are the days of being crammed into a small car. I’ve always prided myself on tiny cars and fitting everything into a small space but I have to say that I will *NEVER* go back. It’s comfortable and convenient and “high-up” like my Wrangler was… I love it!

Tonight we had T-Ball and after having an entire inning of Rachel crying everytime the other team hit the ball and one of her other team mates getting the ball, I went out there and coached her. The *VERY* last pitch was the only one that went our way and I practically threw her on it so she could get it… she was positively BEAMING that she got the ball!

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In search of

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Finally bit the bullet and went to look for a minivan. I found one online last night that I am absolutely in love with. We have agreed to buy it and I go back with the girls tomorrow to pick it up. We are trading John’s Hyundai in for the Dodge Caravan and he will be taking my VW Beetle. So excited! I love this thing!!

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