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Broken People are Brave People

This post was originally published in January 2014, but when I read it I knew I had to share it again.    Last week, Caleb and I were in the kitchen when I had to leave the room for a quick moment. I heard a loud bang and then silence: the absolute worst combination in…

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/9/15]

Today was the first day I let Caleb play in the back yard by himself. He’s an incredibly mature little guy, but he is only two, so I struggle to give him the independence he wants.

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Worn

  Today was supposed to be Day One of #runlikekeith half marathon training. We got up and out the door despite toddler protests to meet friends. We got there and got kids buckled in strollers and as I pushed the stroller to everyone else, the front wheel popped off with a bent axle.  After an…

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A Really Good Day

It’s not often in the throes of grief or newborn land that you get a really good day. Especially not after a week of stomach bugs and never ending snow. Today was a good day. I got myself and the kiddos dressed at in the car with enough time to only be 5-10 minutes late…

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Hidden Treasures: Encouragement For The Hard Days

I feel like my brain is tripping over itself trying to write this post. The last few days have been such that the memorial service we had for Keith Saturday seems like a distant memory. It has been five days of colds, GI bugs, middle of the night laundry and baths, and not enough sleep….

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-Seven

[He wanted to help bake muffins so I gave him a measuring cup of goldfish to make some soup. He took it very seriously.] liking with The Nester

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-Six

[Attempted his two year old photos. Not so successful. He wasn’t in a modeling mood, but I got some silly ones!] liking with The Nester

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-Three

[I was taking photos of our church’s staff for the church website and Caleb was so excited that one of the music leaders was playing his guitar. His face turned to pure delight when he got to do some strumming himself. My boy loves music!] P.S. This was my 600th post. How crazy is that?!…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-One

[Caleb loves having bigger kids around. He begged to hold A’s hand and was so happy when they held hands for the whole walk around the block. I hope he’ll always be so confident to make friends all by himself.] liking with The Nester  

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Nineteen

[From the moment we left for our fun weekend away Friday, Caleb begged to go home. 48 hours of toddler begging to go home is both adorable and completely obnoxious. He was so incredibly happy to be home.] liking with The Nester

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