Category Archives: family

Easter Preparations: 2019

I’ve never been one to do a lot to prepare for Easter but this year, Bailey and I are reading a book that has given me a view of Jesus that I haven’t seen before. Being raised in a Christian home … Continue reading

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Bailey is 15!

Bailey turned fifteen a few weeks ago (March 18) but we celebrated his birthday on the 31st (one family was out of town on his actual birthday weekend, we were out of town the next). He wanted to just hang … Continue reading

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Motherhood Musing: Parker 2 years 4 months

I want to remember all the things. I don’t know if this series will be called Motherhood Musings indefinitely or if I’ll come up with something less wordy, but for now, this is what I’m doing. I’m musing over my years … Continue reading

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Parker is 9!

Our fourth son is nine years old today! We have treasured every single one of his days and are so thankful he is in our family. Parker has the blessing and the challenge of being raised with three teenage brothers. … Continue reading

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Build-a-Buddy

If you can’t handle cuteness, you should definitely not read this post. I just returned to reality to the tune of Team Umizoomi (if you’re blessing my heart, thanks! I need it) after a trip down memory lane. We started … Continue reading

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Snow Days! {Feb 2019}

Snow is magical. I love snow. My husband and kids also love snow. While we haven’t had a ton of the white stuff, we have had a enough to play in. One day I left for a walk with sun … Continue reading

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Carson is 16!

16 in the US is a pretty big deal for a kid. It can mean freedom in the form of a driver’s license, but for military kids overseas it may feel like just another birthday. Carson turned 16 in February … Continue reading

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Cooking with Mommy

All four of our boys are all fairly good cooks. They will not starve when they move out of our home, but none of them gravitated to my side when I was cooking dinner. They gravitated to the kitchen when dinner … Continue reading

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Anna’s THREE!

This girl is a source of joy for so many in her life. It is precious to me that my boys still fight to be the one to wake her up in the morning and still ask if her nap … Continue reading

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Happy New Year ~ 2019

We said farewell to 2018 (happily, I might add) with friends. The first half of the night we spent with two families (fourteen kids represented). At this party we ate lots of delicious foods, drank yummy cider, and then shot … Continue reading

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