Category Archives: family

Easter 2017

This Easter season was slightly different from others in that we weren’t sure Matt and Hayden were going to be home on Easter Sunday.  They had an epic road-trip in honor of Hayden’s upcoming 16th birthday and I really didn’t … Continue reading

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Playing Dress-up

During my first pregnancy we were not sure of the baby’s gender.  Not because we were cool enough to want to be surprised but because the baby would NOT cooperate during the ultrasound.  We couldn’t afford a second one so we … Continue reading

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My favorite place in Texas.

Dallas?  San Antonio? Weirdo-Austin? None of those places.  We have traveled to many areas in this huge state and have seen most of the “must-see” locations on the travel websites and none of those are at the top of my list. … Continue reading

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40 is looking pretty good!

  Matt has made it!  He’s 40!  He’s earned each one of those years and has done so gracefully.  I didn’t plan a surprise party or an over-the-hill themed event, but opted to have an adult-only dinner at a nearby … Continue reading

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Backing up; catching up.

So I have decided to attempt something:  I’m going to back up and catch up.  The blog, I mean.  I’m not a perfectionist in many areas, but in chronology, I pretty much want it perfect.  So the idea of blogging out of … Continue reading

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14 months!

I watched a few adoption videos this week that were not related to anyone I know… I got so engrossed in them that before I snapped back into my reality I felt the old pang of sadness that I used to … Continue reading

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When to praise the Lord for a broken arm:

…when it leads doctors to notice a tumor that needs to be removed. This is a post I’ve hesitated to write for a variety of reasons, the first of which being that I don’t want it in writing because then … Continue reading

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Anna’s First Christmas!

Happy New Year!  2017 is going to rock… oh, wait.  My kids are calling it ‘lit.’  Not sure if that means it’s going to be ‘lit’ or if it already is. Oh well. The new year is here and I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! (2016)

It’s cold outside.  No!  REALLY!  It’s 37* IN TEXAS! I’m in heaven!  The Christmas lights are on, the house is quiet and all is right in the world. At least, in our world. A year ago at this time we … Continue reading

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Just a Hamrick Family Update…

This stage of life is much more full than previous stages.  (I refuse to say “busy” because that implies we’ve put too much on our calendar, which we intentionally haven’t).  It’s full because we are in a stage where grades count (high school … Continue reading

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