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2016 in Pictures, Part 1

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2016 was quite a year. We hit the ground, running fast and furious, and didn’t slow down until the end of December. Lots of good, a bit of bad, victories, and defeats. A year filled with opportunities to grow and … Continue reading

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All Together

Rachel came home for spring break. Yay! We were able to work on wedding plans and she got to meet her newest sister, Kylah. It was a crazy, busy week and we didn’t get to do much together as a … Continue reading

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All Together

Rachel came home for spring break. Yay! We were able to work on wedding plans and she got to meet her newest sister, Kylah. It was a crazy, busy week and we didn’t get to do much together as a … Continue reading

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Snowy Day

The snow started on Christmas Day. I had to get out in it, for just a bit. We all bundled up and headed out. A high of 19 today, but we braved the cold…for a whole hour! ☺ Seriously, snowballs … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells are Ringing

Just a few short weeks ago, our daughter became engaged. We knew it was coming, but it still seems hard to believe that our baby is getting married. Mark planned a surprise scavenger hunt as part of the proposal and … Continue reading

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Three

Three. How many Christmases in our home. Three. The number of times you’ve had surgery since coming home. Three. The number of eggs you think makes a perfect breakfast. Three. The number of families you remember belonging to once upon … Continue reading

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The Power of a Renewed Mind

Doctors told us that without surgery, she would be bound to a wheelchair early in life. Surgery couldn’t fix the genetic issue that causes her bones to grow in strange ways, but it would help her in the present to … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

That time of year has come, once again. You know that time when flashing yellow lights remind us that students are nearby, when notebooks and folders fill the store shelves, and when the good pencils are completely sold out. This … Continue reading

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A Refreshing Wind

You know those friends that encourage you, speak life into your weariness, and just by their presence usher in fresh winds that revive your spirit. Oh, I love those friends. They are far from perfect but full of joy and … Continue reading

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Winter Memories

Fun family moments can happen at any time, any place, and in any weather. Because of Hanissa’s surgery in the fall, our outdoor activities have been much more challenging. We made a trip to the park at Thanksgiving and the … Continue reading

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