Author Archives: Caitlin @ TOTE

The long road to…Tulip Festival 2017!

We recently took our annual trip to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. 6 years running now! Cue traditional two wooden shoes photo, which we seem to be completely filling up now: Here again are the last 6 years, just for … Continue reading

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Grandpa Labrie’s Eulogy

My paternal grandpa, my Dad’s Dad, passed away on March 16th. Baby G and I spent a whirlwind couple-a days down in the Bay Area attending his rosary, funeral and burial. The priest at his rosary and funeral knew him … Continue reading

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A Different Outcome

So, after waxing poetic this week about Monica losing her first tooth, today, during dinner, she lost her second! And accidentally swallowed it. For the record…. That tooth willΒ not be in my jewelry box.

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Nostalgia and First Teeth

  Monica folds herself up like a grasshopper to play on the floor. She is all arms and legs with seemingly an extra limb in there, because goodness that’s a lot of skin! There is not an ounce of toddler … Continue reading

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My Intention to Wog

I ran my first race of 2017 today. Alright, I jogged it. And walked it. I jog/walked it. It’s called wogging. I wogged my first race of 2017 today! This is a 2017 intention I plan to keep: to run … Continue reading

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Embracing Real

“I don’t usually let people in here, but I don’t mind if you come in,” she said, as she looked for something in her office. In direct contrast to the rest of her organized home, this room had stacks of … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Our Christmas cards are out (finally!) and I realized some of the pictures are a little small and they printed a little dark. So, I’ll photo dump here for any of you who want to see my smiling face a … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

Traffic last night looked like this: Because of this: Andy’s 20 minute commute took 2 1/2 hours, and we had friends who could have truthfully run home faster than the 4 hours they sat in traffic. Insert eye roll from … Continue reading

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Just Ask

Oh boy… I think that blogging regularly again should be a New Year’s resolution. What do you think? Also, taking more selfies with my adorable niece. I’ve said it before, that I can tell when depression is creeping back into … Continue reading

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Focus of my Four Year Old

This girl. Give her paper and a pair of scissors and she will go to town. She doesn’t just create, she produces. Assembly-line level production over here. She traces and cuts out anything: pumpkins, hearts, circles and today it’s: RECTANGLES! … Continue reading

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