Category Archives: family

Protected: March 21-24, 2022

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And one flew the nest…

There’s really no easy way to start this post. I’ve written the first sentence and deleted it many times. How does a mom summarize in a post her experience raising her first child and then preparing to launch him into … Continue reading

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Protected: March 20, 2022

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The Hyatts take NYC!

We love having JoshAshleyMasonMadison come to our house! (You have to say that really fast as if it’s one person!) Josh and I planned a strategic week so that they could see as much as possible but also not be … Continue reading

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Christmas 2021

Our Christmas was precious. We spent the day together, opened gifts, watched a movie at home, then went to see a movie in the theater (my first since COVID hit). My mom had given us this Mickey ornament and after … Continue reading

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December 2021 – Catch-all

December was a very full month for the Ham-Fam, from Disney World to Matt’s promotion to having a household of 10 for a week. That doesn’t even include Christmas! This post is going to be a catchall of fun things … Continue reading

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Matt’s Promotion to LTC

What an honor it is to write this blog post. I started this blog back in 2009 when Matt was a fairly new Chaplain at our second duty station. He was just about to come home from Iraq, his first … Continue reading

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Macy’s Santa ~ 34th Street

For some reason, in my mind the “real” Santa is on 34th Street. Maybe it’s because of the original Miracle on 34th Street movie, which fed my love of NYC and its parade, but for whatever reason, being able to … Continue reading

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Christmas with Bonus Kids ~ 2021

I am smiling all the way to my toes right now because I just went back through all the pictures from the time we had three bonus kids staying with us. Hayden’s best friend Madi, and Carson’s and Bailey’s girlfriends … Continue reading

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