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They say timing is everything and I have to agree that it is very true in our life right now.  Having lost Sophia just 4 1/2 months ago still seems surreal but the distractions that have been thrown into our life since then were quite obviously just the way it was supposed to be. On

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::This morning I struggled, really struggled, to get out of bed at 4:50am to go to strength training class, finally mustered up the will but only because I know that I get tomorrow off. ::During conversation with dear husband found out that our health insurance premiums will likely go up yet again.  Possibly 18% more.

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It is hard to believe that nearly 16 weeks have passed since we had Sophia.  3 1/2 months.  I don’t know how the days keep moving but they do.  God’s grace truly is sufficient enough for us.  Without it, this life would not be possible.  Although I still think about her every single moment of

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We are experiencing a HEAT WAVE, yes in big letters, this week here in the midwest.  Being 6 months pregnant and having 2 very outdoorsy type of kids we have been doing our best to beat the heat and stay busy inside as much as possible. We’ve been cleaning, organizing, rearranging and admiring Lilly’s love

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Technically I’m actually 24 weeks and 5 days but I prefer to round up these days! Not a whole lot to report this week.  We had a check-up on Monday and all is well.  No worries about blood pressure or water retention, yet.  I am feeling really good right now aside from the pain in

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It had been way too long since we had taken the kids out on a date.  After hearing a speaker(who had 6 kids and made time to spend with each of them on a regular basis!) last weekend talking about the importance of one-on-one time with our kids and how powerful and memorable those times

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What a weekend!  We had so much fun and got so many things accomplished but I am really bummed to not have my camera to save the memories!  I did order a new one that will hopefully arrive this week but it can’t get here soon enough. Here are some pictureless highlights from our last

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Someday Toby may not be happy with me sharing this picture but I just can’t resist.  Lilly loves to have her hair combed after she gets out of the shower.  Toby just happens to enjoy doing that for her.  This is one of the very few times that she sits still and it is so

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Looking forward to an addition to our family in October!! We are very (nervously) excited!  I for one am most excited to get beyond this 24/7 sickness phase.  Only a week into feeling this way and I think it’s safe to say that it is already worse this time than the last two.  Ick. I

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    Toby lost his third tooth Wednesday night.  The first two on the bottom that came out had to be pulled by the dentist because they would not loosen enough for us to get them out and the adult teeth were coming in really quickly behind them.  Thankfully this one was able to be