Category Archives: toddler

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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Birthday Cupcake

Brynn Kathryn had her first birthday on June 4th. Happy birthday, sweet baby girl! God gifted you to Mommy & Daddy. Mommy was longing for another baby, and we were so happy when we discovered you were a little girl … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Life on the Surface of the Sun

In case you hadn’t heard, this Arizona summer heat is a killer—literally. It’s very possible for babies to get 2nd degree burns from touching their car seat buckles when climbing into a hot car. Thankfully, that’s never happened to one … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Life on Hold

It’s a waiting game now until Baby Sister arrives. I’ve been crossing off the calendar days, and tomorrow is June! I’m 38 weeks and 2.5 cm dilated, but not many contractions yet. I know it’s not true, but I feel … Continue reading

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