Wordful Wednesday-Riding Free

*Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut about it (them). If you’d like to play along, post a photo {or more if you are so inclined} on your blog, and let the words roll.

Make me a happy camper by “capturing” my new  Seven Clown Circus button AND please, hyperlink to my site www.sevenclowncircus.com. Lastly, be sure to add yourself to Mr. Linky. Thanks for playing along!

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You know how some holidays are more memorable than others because something really spectacular happened?  Or something really terrible?

I recall the Christmas that I was in the 6th grade with more clarity than any other Christmas because I was sick. as. a. dog.  So sick, in fact, that I couldn’t even drag myself downstairs to see what Santa brought me.  {When I finally did I recall finding a brand new pair of hot pink stirrup leggings.}

Just like the Christmas of 1980 something was memorable for me, I have a feeling that the Christmas of ’09 is going to be super memorable for someone I know.  But in a good way.

The Christmas of ’09 just may go down in history for Garrett as the one in which he ditched the training wheels and rode free.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    What a fun Christmas memory!! 🙂

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    Hot pink leggins? LOL.
    Good job Garrett!

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    Congratulations, Garrett! What a milestone, taking off the training wheels, woo hoo! 🙂

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    Twitter: aventinehill

    Oh, that’s AWESOME! You did buy bandaids, right? 🙂

    anyone else having issues with your button? or is it just me? ugghhhh

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    Good for him! I remember how excited my son was after he learned how to ride. It’s all he wanted to do for days. 🙂

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    How awesome! WTG!!! I wish my oldest would let go of her training wheels, but that ain’t happening any time soon. Oh well.

    BTW…I LOVE the new look of your blog and your new logo! Very cool, mama!

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    Karen @ If I Could Escape
    Twitter: ificouldescape

    Well done to the little fellow. Happy WW and all the best to you and yours for 2010!

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    Twitter: WhyBotherBlog

    Wow, a huge moment. Congrats mama! You’ve got a big boy on your hands who can ride without training wheels! Happy Holidays!

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    Twitter: Momisodes

    How exciting!!! What a huge milestone.
    I’m sure this will definitely be a Christmas remembered 🙂

    LOVE the new digs here!

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    WTG Garrett!

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    Geez, I take one little vacation from bloggy land and EVERYONE has graduated from blogger! You’re all grown up! *tear*

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    Jen @ buried with children says

    That is really, really cool! This Christmas was really memorable for us too.

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    Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom says

    That is very exciting! Getting rid of the training wheels is a huge step up from being a little kid. Congrats to him!

    (I tried to grab your button, but it isn’t working. I noticed there are extra ” in the coding, but even after removing those I can’t get it to show up! I am loving your new button and site though!)

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    Twitter: mami_picture

    Yeey!!!! What a Handsome Big Boy!!!
    Congratulations to him!!!

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    How exciting!! Congrats to him 🙂

    AND I love the new site’s look! Whooopee! Replacing your button now 🙂

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    Whoo-hooo! WTG Garrett!

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    LOVE the new blog design!!! 🙂 Happy Wordful Wednesday!

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    Liz@Loving Mom 2 Boys
    Twitter: lovingmom2boys

    OK…Really?! How did I miss this…new URL….new blog design….I guess I am out of touch!! I love the new look – grabbing your new button now!!

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    Margaret (Nanny Goats) says

    Woo hoo! Go Garrett!

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    Honey Mommy says

    So fun! We are still at least a year from no training wheels!

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    Adventure Mom Janna
    Twitter: Adventuremomj

    I LOVE your new look!

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    Aww gosh this is indeed memorable! We haven’t even started the wheels as yet and it looks like we might just go righ ton past them!

    I will capture your button.

    Happy Wednesday to you!

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    How exciting! I’d say the look of wonderment on his face says it all!

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    I copied your button to my blog in different spots and it’s still not showing up. Not sure what’s up.

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    Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz
    Twitter: momspotted

    Congrats Garrett!!! I’m so jealous that you guys are in t shirts riding bikes on Christmas! Its like 10 below here and there is ice and snow everywhere!

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    Love the new look! Great milestone for your sweet guy. It is so exciting to see them take that first stride on the bike without help.

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    dysfunctional mom says

    Such an exciting time!
    I love the new look of your blog, it’s perfect!

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    Pamela M. Kramer
    Twitter: pamelamkramer

    I can’t get your button to work for me. Hmmmm

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    Twitter: mellisarock

    What an awesome milestone!! That’s terrific!! I tried to take the new button but it’s not working for me either. Loving the new layout though!! 🙂 Happy WW!

    Thanks for the Linky!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    OMG that is so great! I remember my first bike too, Santa did good with that one!

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    Twitter: debi9kids

    I think I had those very same hot pink leggings! LOL

    Very proud moment caught there on film 🙂 LOVE it!

    Hope you have a wonderful & blessed New year!

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    Aww! Good for him! Big boy now!!

    By the way, I LOVE the new blog!!!!!!!

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    Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me
    Twitter: sneakpeekatme

    Great new site design! Did i miss the Linky? Oh well it was still worth the trip over to check out your new digs. 🙂


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    Twitter: MrsMeganC

    LOVE the new look!! Super cute!!

    What a fun Christmas for the little man!! =D

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    Twitter: MrsMeganC

    {FYI: I can’t get your button to work…}

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    Twitter: XmasDolly

    Good for her. Yes, she’ll remember that day for years to come. CONGRATS, she’s a big girl now.

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    Twitter: XmasDolly

    Your button isn’t working for me either. Little help here?

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    Looks fun!


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    Night Owl Mama says

    WTG that is fantastic!!

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    wonderful! congrats to your son! congrats to you too, Angie! love the new site. amazing. i have to take a look around. happy WW and take care.

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    Tara R.
    Twitter: Tara_R

    Congrats on the new wheels.

    Love the new look here too.

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    parenting BY dummies
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    Nice! Looks like Santa made someone’s day! We got #1 a new bike when he learned to ride w/o trainers for his 7th birthday. We thought he looked like a circus clown on his previous bike b/c he was so much bigger than it. 2 years later, New Bike sits in the garage having been on less than 5 trips down the street since we bought it. Apparently, it’s too heavy for him so he now sits and watches #2 scream up and down the street on Old Bike. What’s a girl to do? How about sit here and be jealous that you guys were wearing short sleeve shirts on Christmas and here it’s been so cold the kids have had to ride their new scooters in the garage:(

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    Amy @ Six Flower Mom
    Twitter: SixFlowerMom

    Love your new look, I grabbed you button but I am having issues making it work, not sure why! I will keep working on it!

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    Dina @ 4 Lettre Words says


    P.S. Love your new look!

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    Fantastic and very memorable!

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    Serendipity is Sweet
    Twitter: ptownmoofus

    Aw, look at him got! That’s awesome 😀

    I remember those stirrup pants…what were we all thinking?! Lol.

    Your blog looks wonderful! I’ve toyed with the idea of moving to WP, but honestly I’m too inept to do it on my own and would need a whole lotta help.

    Well done!

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    Twitter: Alli_n_Son

    So much fun! I remember the excitement of getting a new bike.

    Love the new blog design!

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    Twitter: JacksMomMarie

    Woweee!! Merry Christmas! I’ll have to change up my link for you. Nice new digs!

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    I remember the one where I got my “Littles” doll house like it was yesterday. I STILL love that house (my mom still has it at her house and the grandkids play with it…)

    Glad your little dude had a memorable one!

    P.S. Love the new look and design. WOW! : )

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    What a wonderful memory. We need to get our little one to ride without her training wheels. But with all of our snow it will have to wait until spring.

    I tried to add your button, but I couldn’t get it to work on my site. I love the new look of your blog!

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    OMG!!! I LOVE your new layout! Really love is great. COngrats on being training wheel free!

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    Love the new layout, love the kiddo on the new bike!


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    Sherry @ EX Marks the Spot
    Twitter: sherryshealy

    I’ve got the NAKED COWBOY this week. Intrigued?


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    Hooray Garrett! Sammy got a new bike too. His has training wheel though:) He won’t be able to ride for a few months. You all are real lucky!

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    melissa @ spoiled mommy
    Twitter: spoiledmommy

    Awww, that is so sweet!!!
    And I LOVE the new look by the way, so bright and fresh and clean!
    Love it!

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year, my friend!!

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts

    Love the new layout!!

    YAY for no training wheels!! That is definitely a memorable Christmas!!

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    Michelle @ One Crafty Mama says

    Yeah! Riding free training-wheelie is awesome. Way to go Garrett.

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    Miss Jocelyn says

    Wow, great new look and photos! 🙂

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    Go, Garrett, go!

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    That is awesome and exciting. So thrilled for him!!!!!! At 6, Tristan has yet to even want to go on a bike. One of these days…..

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    Major “Awwwwwwww!!!” moment! They grow way too fast, don’t they? 🙂

    LOVE your new digs! So much easier to read!! I’m working on switching over to self-hosted with WordPress, too – hoping to have it done in time for the New Year! 🙂

    There’s something funky going on with your button code – I changed it for my blog to this:

    To get it to work…(we’ll see if the code actually shows up in the comment or if it’s just a blank space) 🙂

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    what a great thing to remember on such a blessed day