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…the elf, the tree & the manger…

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…the elf… Big news around the Groblebe house. We’ve adopted an elf! A boy elf to be exact. He’s thin and tall (for an elf) with brown eyes and brown hair. His name is Erik. It was going to be Chester or Frisbee or Nutsy….and then the kids decided on Erik.  (Go figure.) The kids [Read On]

…potty training, for the 4th time…

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You’d think by the 4th time I’d have it together.  This should be easy, right?  For the love, I’ve already done this THREE TIMES! That’s the thing about potty training.  It’s not easy, nor is it fun.  But it is a milestone – more so this time, my 4th and most likely, my last time. [Read On]

…holy cow, it’s September…

...Papoo and all the kiddos...

Seriously. September. I have no idea what happened to August. Actually, I do.  August for our family included our annual Summer Slam party, a business trip for me to New York, a visit from my Amma, a visit from my brother in laws Scott and Daren and their awesome kiddos, zip lining, paddle boating and [Read On]

…if I only had more information…

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How many people do you know who have a problem to solve and instead of solving their problem, they research it.  Incessantly. They continue to think, “if I just had more information, then I could _______________.” lose weight read my bible get organized get out of debt The problem is, we live in a world [Read On]

…21 reasons may was awesome…

Here are all four kids upon safe arrival in Orlando.

May was an incredibly weird, busy and out of the ordinary month for our family.  I started traveling May 5th and through a mixture of business and vacation travel, was gone all but one night through May 21st.  While I had a fabulous time, this is not a schedule I’d care to repeat very often. [Read On]

…best place to meet a man? at a wedding…

The night we got engaged...

“I met someone this weekend.” My friend Traci was being subjected to yet another call from my 24 year old single self about a man I had met. “Where did you meet him?” she asked. “At my cousin’s wedding in New Mexico.” “Where does he live?” “Well,” I said, “he works construction and kind of [Read On]

…be bold, it’s kind of a big deal…

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In 2008, before we moved back to Colorado, my mom would always tell me about this girl who worked in the office next to hers.  She’d say, “Oh Joy, I wish you lived here, you would just love her!  You two would be such good friends, you’re so alike, blah blah blah…”  (To clarify, those [Read On]

….i will not choose ice cream & diet coke…

I’m very blessed this morning.   My children are safe, secure and loved. My husband is absolutely the most amazing person on this planet. My Amma is here to visit for a month – seriously, what could be better? My business is thriving. Why write this down?  Well, it’s mostly for me.  I needed to [Read On]

…summertime in indy…

Smitty Racing for the Win!!

Summer is in full swing around our house.  Kids are in summer camp (hallelujah) and so far so good.  We’ve got ballet, cub scouts, pre-school, field trips, swimming lessons…we are busy!  But it’s summer and we’re having a blast! Last weekend we drove to Indianapolis to attend a diesel event.  Travis helps on the pit [Read On]

…the dreaded phone call…

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Depending on who you listen to, the forecast is calling for blizzard like conditions and 12-22 inches of snow in the next roughly 24 hours.  I just got the phone call.  As a work-from-home mother with four children under the age of ten, it was the one phone call I dread most…. “This is School [Read On]