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Just some random, irrelevant, humorous, and hopefully inspiring musings on life, love, faith, widowhood, remarriage, adoption, blended families, caring for a handicapped child, mothering seven children, chickens, cooking, grief, over-coming grief, and everything else in between. Just Keep Livin!!

Creating and Procreating

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I’ve had a few projects that have been occupying my time lately.  First on the list is the infamous kitchen knob decision.  Yes, I did finally make a decision on what knobs I wanted, these -

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but the pull counterparts that matched these beauties were outrageously expensive, and I am outrageously cheap.  Instead, I had a brilliant, inexpensive idea to paint the current red pulls a cream color

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and proceeded to head down this road, painting them, one by one, until I saw a better idea advertised on a popular social media site, using old, ugly pulls and wrapping twine around the mid - section creating a totally cool new look. Brilliant and Cheap.  I immediately jumped on amazon, ordered some twine because the local Walmart didn’t have it in stock, and have been slowly accomplishing about one pull a day.  I should be done in the next month or so. 

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Next has been my Lucas Project Idea.  I've desired to do something in Luke’s honor from the day he was born, 9 years ago, but life has been a bit messy since that day and nothing has actually gotten off the ground, until now.  I’ve finally filled out the non - profit corporation paperwork and the next step is to meet with an attorney. 

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My initial thought for this non - profit is to raise money to be awarded as grants for rural school districts or families in need of funds for their special education classrooms or homes, enabling them to purchase supplies they might not otherwise have access to, such as what Luke’s teacher and I are currently doing through the website donorschoose.org as we attempt to raise money to purchase hand rails and a handicapped accessible swing set for the playground. Check it out and consider donating to this wonderful cause.    Funds For Luke 

 Third, I’m working on the Ronne Christmas cards.  We have quite a few picture options this year but in my opinion, not one of them is super great.  We can go with a nice family fall shot, or a nice Halloween thing shot, or instead we can do our usual, embracing the fact that we never all look perfect in a picture and do a crazy option for either one of the photo shoots.  What do you think?

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I’ve written about Luke’s special green blankie before, a blanket that I crocheted while I was pregnant with him and from almost birth until the present, he loves this tattered thing dearly, needing it to go to sleep on a nightly basis.  Well, as you can see from the picture, this blanket is plenty loved and pretty gross at this point.

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I think it’s time for a new one or at least a back - up one.  I’ve been slowly (I seem to do everything slowly) crocheting this new blanket for him.  I’ll do about a row a day until there are 5 days until Christmas and then I’ll go buck ape wild and stress myself out and finish it on Christmas Eve. I’ve become a very laid back type A first born in my old age. 

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Finally, last but not least, the most important project I’ve been working on, the project that’s wearing me out beyond comprehension, zapping all of my energy, skill, and brain cells.  A project that the whole family is overwhelmingly excited about, but I, the project maker, will be much more enthusiastic about it all in 7 months or so.   I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the explaining...

 

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Just keep livin!!

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    Cathy Stabile Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Oh my gosh - I may not know you all personally, but certainly feel like I do, even referring to you guys by name when talking to my husband about various things I have read from your blogs/FB page. I am crying right now....totally due to happiness for you and your beautiful family. Congratulations. You have no idea how much hope you have given me since being introduced to your family via the WWW and how you just continue to blow me away with hope. You and yours have truly been a gift from God to us! :)

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    Shelley Monday, November 18, 2013

    Wow! Great news!

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    Danae Monday, November 18, 2013

    Congratulations Ronne Family :) Awesome news!

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    Kerri Terpstra Monday, November 18, 2013

    Congratulations!!! So exciting!!

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    Sabrina Hinton Monday, November 18, 2013

    Congratulations! So exciting!

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    Rochelle Monday, November 18, 2013

    Congratulations!!!! :)

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