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This morning, I had a gut check with Greg about us. He has no idea that is what it was, but it confirmed his unconditional love and acceptance of me.

We’ve been hearing about Me to We, ways to strengthen our marriages as to honor God, at church. Every week, a new focus and lesson finds us pulling closer together. Maybe that’s why this moment this morning worked like it did. keep reading

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Give In, You Need a Van

Four kids. Two dogs. A family that travels. It was obvious quickly that we needed to upgrade our transportation. Give in, you need a van mama.

Now, not every family with twins needs a van. We did perfectly fine when we needed to run places just me, Greg, and the babies. But add in either of the kids and there was just no way the Avenger was going to work. keep reading

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Waves of Life

Taking a ‘lil break today to find some peace in the ups and downs of life. Somedays, we ride the high tide, others the low. There are always going to be waves in this life. It’s how we handle them that matters in the end.

Thank you for those who had my mom (and dad) in your thoughts today. Our family is grateful for the prayers, love, and support. keep reading

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Our Team

It’s hard to write when you have so many things to say, but can’t even say them in your head let alone out loud. I’ll admit, the blog, especially memories with the kids, has suffered as of recent. Hopefully soon I’ll have my groove back. This past month has been a tough one on many levels for this mama, but the team that’s been behind me has made it way easier than I realized going through it. keep reading

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Our Weekend in Photos

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This has been a stellar weekend, starting on Thursday and forgetting the fact that I went to work on Friday (and accomplished a lot in a quiet office). Here is our weekend, in photos. Hope you all enjoyed this beautiful holiday weekend.

Celebrating 6 and 3 with Kayla and Rachel
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The past few weeks, Greg has been cooking up an amazing surprise for my 30th and my Mom’s 60th birthdays. Let me just tell you, he did amazing. A group of my family and friends was able to join us at Paint Monkey to paint a premiere summery/beach painting inspired by Greg’s ideas and things I love. My heart was full. My belly was full of delicious cake from Megan of Dozen Bakeshop (Red Velvet–and even black fondant–she is AWESOME). It was a great time (and you can see more of the photos here or on Paint Monkey’s Facebook!). keep reading

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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: My World Today


Greg and I have been under the weather, but our ‘lil world sure makes things a bit better.

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He’s in Her Pocket

Kansas Trip 2012

This looks to me like the moment A and Uncle By bonded

While shopping last night, A brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes the kid really creeps me out because she remembers things in such fine detail  and has made some “vision” statements that show me she’s got a gift, so I was a bit nervous about the things she was talking about tonight. However, I want to share them because they are too precious to push aside. If you are family, you might want to pull the Kleenex a ‘lil closer for this one. keep reading

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Taking Time


When traffic, construction, and God have other plans, you make the best of it. You enjoy the scenery, rock laiden mountains, West Virginia wildflowers, gaping vallies created by rivers.

And you get photo bombed by your other two favorites.

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White Again

“Mama, can you go back in the machine and turn white again?”

And so began the questions about why she looks different from the rest of our ‘lil family (at least temporarily). I’ll admit, I had just come out of a spray tan machine, preparing my skin for so I don’t look like I’ve spent years inside (even though that’s true, too). This temporary change had my ‘lil girl in a fluster. keep reading

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