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For the past 18 months I have often wondered what “normal” means. What does that even look like? After losing Sophia, our life as a family of 4 has seemed to be anything but normal.  Though I’m not sure what normal really means for us, there are a few things about it that I do

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  At 7 years old, this girl finally lost her first tooth!  She has been patiently(well, mostly) waiting for this to happen for quite some time. One morning she asked me to look in her mouth because she thought she must have eaten something hard that scratched her gums behind her front bottom teeth.  I

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Sometimes, in the dead of winter, a s’more just sounds really good. Mini graham crackers, bite-sized Hershey bars, and mini marshmallows roasted to perfection with a fondue stick. I highly recommend using a wood wick candle for the full “cracking fire” effect.

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In case you ever wondered what the results may be when you mumble a distracted “Uh-huh” when asked by a 7-year-old if she can “take a few pictures,” wonder no more. While uploading pictures to the computer you will be enlightened by the view as seen through her eyes. You may just find no less

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What’s been keeping me too busy to sit at the computer long enough to respond to emails, let alone pour my thoughts into a blog post you ask?  Wellllll, let me just show you a little bit about that: Not only is there actually a space available for me to have a canning storage shelf

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We have just had a ridiculous amount of fun this summer.  It felt like the most busy summer I can honestly imagine in, well ever.  I am completely exhausted just thinking about it, but so thankful for all of the wonderful memories. I’m sure I’ll leave a ton of things out but here’s my best

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This stuff is too good to forget, so I’ve been taking notes!  Our little budding theologian has had a lot to say lately.  I can hardly believe he is preparing to enter his last year in the single digits!  What an amazing young man he is becoming.  I love that he is so comfortable in

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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She’s full of surprises this little girl of mine.  ::During quiet time she emptied an entire water bottle while spraying an entire box of kleenex, one at a time.  Why?  “Because it sounded fun.”  ::I was attempting to relax in a bath after the kids were in bed for the night when I heard a

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Two weeks into the new year has us feeling a bit more refreshed and relaxed. I personally feel like I have stopped hyperventilating and am starting to breathe again.  It’s a new way of inhaling and exhaling, very deliberate but also pretty positive.  In case you were wondering if we still know how to have