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So Thankful for Zeb

How was it only a year ago that Zeb was still living with us, and we were toasting his 21st b-day?    Talk about a year of change. New home (several of those), new job, new friends, new adventures, and still the same passionate heart. As we watch you take your steps into adulthood, fixing […]

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A Quarter Century With CJ

Today we celebrate 25 years of a beautiful addition to our planet. Doctors told us it wouldn’t happen, and if a child were to come into our existence, there could be major complications. Yet 25 years ago, on a beautiful Saturday morning, a healthy CJ entered the world, to our delight. You know those Hallmark […]

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Hudi Turns 19

It can be argued that his birth seemed like yesterday. And at the risk of sounding boring, that statement cannot be dismissed. But interestingly, it feels as if we’ve been together forever. I cannot fathom life without our kiddos — Hudson and Zebulon and CJ. What joy and inspiration they bring! Many parents worry about […]

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Celebrating Birthdays

It was a great day for celebrating birthdays with 2/3 of my beautiful sisters-in-law and Mom. Today was Heidi’s b-day and Mom’s is on Saturday. We had perfect weather as we lunched on the patio by the fountain at Tin Pan Galley in Sackett’s Harbor. Can you believe the size of my Portobello salad sandwich?

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Thankful for Zebulon

Day 11/30 – Today I’m thankful for my son who was born 21 years ago today. And I’m particularly happy that he was here so we could celebrate with him. We are super proud of the man he has become, and I look forward to seeing where he goes next in life. Zeb has a […]

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Happy Birthday, Zebulon!

And there it is. Our teen turned twenty today. Poet, nature-lover and holder of a heart as big as the hills, our Zeb fills our lives with adventure. Another amazing gift from God. We love you, dude!

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From Three to Twenty-Three, Our CJ

Twenty-three years ago a little being came into our existence. The labor was so tough I barely understood the plot of the animation I tried to watch after he was born. Now that I look back, it cracks me up that I was watching this the day my game-maker son with an obsession for trains […]