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Who are we?

Dovy, a half-Lithuanian who was born and raised in Alaska and speaks Japanese (a little) married Natalie, a half-Greek who was born and raised in the Air Force and speaks Italian (enough to get in trouble). Dovy is a full-stack web developer and Natalie is a mama and at-home cake designer. They were married in 2007 and have five little balls of energy: Anjali, obsessed with Darth Vader, is all red with energy we wish we could bottle; Elia, the little princess in the family, is sweetness without measure and loves to be the mother hen to her siblings; then there's Link, who is almost always happy and has a rather deep love affair with all things Star Wars and any type of moving vehicle; twins graced the family's presence next with Calvin, who is equally sweet and mischievous, commonly called "Gumby" (he's a bendy little chap) or "The Surgeon," due to his attention to fine detail; Graham is his partner-in-crime who is an amazing medical miracle with a happy-go-lucky personality and a smile constantly playing at the corners of his chubby cheeks. The furry friend in the family is a miniature Dachshund named Daisy. We are an American family.
 
30 Nov Posted by | Comments

November is for…

November is for…

November. Came and went, just like that! Thanksgiving, Anjali’s birthday and getting her ears pierced, more cake and traveling and we were on to December after that. Life is good.  

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31 Oct Posted by | Comments

October – Catching Up Again

October – Catching Up Again

Life has been overwhelming for quite some time. I’ve had so much on my plate while being a mommy to these five kids, that the blog has slipped through my fingers. A while ago, Dovy and I talked about getting on the blog again. We’ve loved having it as a journal for our family, so […]

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30 Sep Posted by | Comments

September Days

September Days

Whew!  Another month. Some highlights: Elli’s sixth birthday, my brother’s wedding and cake, post-surgery (tonsillectomy and major sinus overhaul and reconstruction), visit to the Utah State Fair, soccer season!  

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30 Aug Posted by | Comments

Catching Up

Catching Up

Yup, this post is from August. It’s December. I’m clearly behind. Hopefully, I can get a few posts up by Christmas so I can catch up on the last year.  

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02 Aug Posted by | Comments

Happy Birthday, Calvin & Graham!

Happy Birthday, Calvin & Graham!

I cannot believe these little babies are one now.  It’s broken my heart to see them grow up so quickly.  The time has gone twice as quickly as my other kids.  There are a lot of cabin and family reunion pictures to put up, but this is what I had time for at the moment. […]

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13 Jul Posted by | Comments

Come and Gone

Come and Gone

Another month come and gone.  I went to Girls’ Camp, made two different cake orders, scheduled my surgery, and kept the kids occupied.  It’s been busy, as any summer with so many little ones would be, I suppose.  We’re doing well and loving our time together. The kids are crazy-good at riding their bikes and […]

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21 Jun Posted by | Comments

Summertime

Summertime

Aaaand it’s almost been two months since I posted.  Oops.  Life is just different now that I have five kiddos, a small business, and a crazy busy husband.  I also started an online course to renew my teaching license.  It’s an art class and I was supposed to enjoy it, but the summer hasn’t been […]

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28 Apr Posted by | Comments

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Many of you know by now that we are helping my brother out.  He is in a rehabilitation facility near us as he overcomes his drug abuse.  Two days before Pie Palooza, things were not good at all.  Everyone tried to offer help, but he was just not in the right place.  Two days after […]

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12 Apr Posted by | Comments

Nothing Going On Here

Nothing Going On Here

The title is a total lie. We have lots going on, but we are relying on our faith and hanging in there.  It has been nearly impossible trying to find time to get all of the pictures uploaded and ready.  They’ve been sitting on this page with no captions for over a week.  So, here’s […]

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01 Mar Posted by | 1 comment

Incentivize

Incentivize

I have now sat down four different times to try and finish this post.  It’s been one crazy month, but we knew that when we were getting into it, and well, here we are!  At the end of January, I found the opportunity for us to take a trip to go down to St. George/Las […]

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