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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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And so it Goes

Today we took Hudi back to college. Christmas break is over, and the gift we had of our children’s presence in our home is now a ribbon of happy memories. Time is marching on, and we are — yet again– in a new stage of life.

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Happy 17th Birthday, Hudi!!!

So how did this: Become this? We love you so much, Hudi! And we are so proud of the awesome young man you are. You are a great gift from God. Happy Birthday!  

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Proms, Grads, and Life – Our Week

I am sooooo behind on my blog reading and writing, and I miss you all! But it’s temporary and for a good cause. We have some really fun stuff going on in life. I’ll do a brief summary  of our past week here, then will post lots of pics in the future when I get more […]

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A House Rule

The other day my Uncle John sent me an email regarding a job he would never want. I immediately knew it would be a dream job for my husband and all three boys. I wrote back to Uncle John saying: Unfortunately, I think all my guys would love that. Our house rule is that they […]

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A Digital Mini Time Capsule

Last week my friend and co-worker, Pam, posted a cute blog post in which she asked her kids questions, and they answered. She opened by saying it was a meme going around Facebook. Remembering the past, I dredged up a link to the trend from 2009 and pulled up my own kids’ answers (different questions, […]

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We Helped Make History

There are many things I love about this rural area I have come to call my home. One of our greatest treasures is our library. Run almost entirely by volunteers, it’s the one in which we hold our WordPress meetups. Yesterday it moved. Not by itself, of course.  And not the building, really. To be more precise […]

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Zeb’s Last Year as a Teen

Yeah, he was cute as a little guy (says this totally un-biased mamma). But he’s even more awesome now! How do kids do that? They just keep getting better and better… Anyway, I digress. Today is our Zebulon’s 19th birthday. And we are so thankful for him.   Zeb’s sense of adventure and eagerness to […]