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100 Days

Woohoo! We made it! Silas has completed 100 days of kindergarten (which is more than we can say for Daddy or Grampy). Last Thursday, Bethany Elementary’s kindergarten classes celebrated their 100th day of school by making Froot Loop necklaces with … Continue reading

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Sweet & Silly

Silas was reading to Brynn this morning, and Brynn decided to read along with him. Cooper, on the other hand, has decided to pursue his doctorate.  

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Playtime at Grandma and Grandpa’s

My dad fully embraced his role as Grandpa during our Christmas visit to West Virginia. From the minute we arrived, Dad had an entire playtime schedule planned for the kids. He pulled out classic wooden toys from his childhood and … Continue reading

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4 Year Old Boy

Oh, those chubby cheeks get me every time! I could just kiss Cooper’s little face every time I walk past him. We threw him a family party to celebrate his 4th birthday last Sunday. Stephen and I were excited to … Continue reading

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Dear Stephen,

I wish you were here every day. Thank you for working so diligently to provide for us. Thank you for your perseverance under pressure. But still, these babies are so precious to watch every day. I wish you could experience: … Continue reading

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Growing Up

Silas As Dad Moody noted when he and Mom visited a few weeks ago, Silas seems to have forgotten about superheroes the moment we set foot in this house. While superheroes are fun for little boys to be into, and … Continue reading

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Blueberries and Babies

Cooper: “I saw a daddy mosquito.” Me: “How did you know it was a daddy mosquito?” Cooper: “Because it was bigger than a mommy mosquito, and it wasn’t wearing a necklace.” This was my conversation with Coop as we picked … Continue reading

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“Fee an’ a Ha’f”

Today is Coop’s special day. Today he turns three and a half. We tend to make a big deal out of half birthdays around here. Tonight we took the kids to McDonald’s for Happy Meals and some Play Place action. … Continue reading

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Happy

That’s how I felt on Mother’s Day this year. And I’m thankful. The happiness of it caught me by surprise. While I always send my mom a Mother’s Day card, I especially enjoyed writing hers this year. I know she’s … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

It was the perfect surprise for the boys, and it was fabulous! The Legoland Discovery Center opened at the AZ Mills Mall in Tempe on a Friday, and we were through the doors Saturday morning. I was just as wide-eyed … Continue reading

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