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We Have A Walker

Brynn took her first solo steps on May 16th, but it’s taken me this long to catch a good video of her showing off her new skill. This week she’s been especially persistent about staying on her feet. Though she didn’t begin walking as early as her brothers (Silas at 9 months & Cooper at 10… Read More We Have A Walker

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Almost There

Brynn Kathryn is getting close to turning one year old. She’s now 11 months, and it looks like we’ll still be here in Phoenix for her first birthday. I’ll be glad to spend time with friends who know and love Brynn for the first of her birthday celebrations. She even received an early birthday present… Read More Almost There

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Of Valentine Ninjas and Mountain Men

I think I’ve created a new holiday character. Introducing—-the Valentine Ninja! Here’s the story… Back in my Utah days, my roomie Tara and I hosted a Valentine sleepover for the teen and tween girls at the school where we were teaching. That night Tara introduced us all to a “heart attack” as we forked the teen… Read More Of Valentine Ninjas and Mountain Men

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Summer Season

As I consider this blog and how I write about our summers, I’m surprised that my tendency is to recap our summer activities in one post. It’s surprising since our lives aren’t bound by a school calendar. Perhaps because everyone around me has an encapsulated time slot labeled “Summer,” I adopt that view. Or perhaps, with the… Read More Summer Season

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Big Brothers

Silas and Cooper have flung open their hearts to little Brynn. They met baby sister for the first time while wearing their big brother shirts from Uncle Jason and Aunt Stephanie. Silas’s says “Security for My Little Sister” and Cooper’s says “Bodyguard for My New Sister.” We had been telling Silas that his job would… Read More Big Brothers