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Baby It's Cold Outside

We live in NJ. A typical NJ winter brings us into the 30's and 40's but we usually have plenty of sunshine to soften the cold weather. We also don't typically get too much snow. Something in the recent weather patterns have turned our temperate climate into the dang arctic. Last winter it snowed in record amounts. We all (naively) figured it was a one shot deal. We packed up our snow shovels and salt and thought we were done. Then winter rolled around...

And here we are again. Snow. Cold. Shovels. Salt. Boots. Scarves and hats and gloves, oh my! I am not built to handle this kind of weather. All I want to do is get under a big, comfy quilt and read and instead I am suiting up two preschoolers (and myself) to "play" in the frigid white stuff for two VERY cold hours.

Every time it snows I close my eyes and I think of July. I imagine myself at the pool watching the girls splash and play in their bikinis. I pretend I am at the beach or taking a long walk after dinner in the cool evening hours. I long for warm. My skin craves the sun.

Is it spring yet???

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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