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28 Oct Posted by in Crusoe | 1 comment

My youngest is older than 1!

My youngest is older than 1!

September 11th came, and while it will always be remembered as a day that changed America, it’s also a day that changed our family–Crusoe Conrad Steele was born! This year we went to Owens (woo) and got a free balloon for all the kids (is it ALL our birthdays?!). Then we came home to open […]

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15 Jul Posted by in Crusoe, Family, Jaeda, Liddi | Comments

Hello (and goodbye) June!

Hello (and goodbye) June!

We enjoyed some perfectly warm days last month. Wading and swimming in the lake are favorite pastimes. Crusoe was particularly tired this day. I feel much braver when a sister joins me! All that red hair. We stumbled upon a carnival kicking off free summer lunches. BOTH CORBAN AND JAEDA FINISHED THEIR READING LESSONS! James […]

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May Flowers

May Flowers

May started with the most beautiful weather (weather that, really, we’ve had for most of the summer; I mean, gorgeous!) We printed the illustrations of our books and put them on display in the Performing Arts Center at the local high school. This was so much fun for me (and a lotta work for James). […]

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21 Apr Posted by in Corban, Crusoe, Jaeda, Liddi | Comments

A Song for the Discouraged Heart

A Song for the Discouraged Heart

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home, When Jesus is my portion. My constant friend is He: His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches […]

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A bird’s eye view of the last few months

A bird’s eye view of the last few months

Having a fourth child is hard. (Betcha thought I was gonna say something uplifting and inspiring. HA.) Even our great days (and there are many!) are just plain ol’ hard. So much talking, touching, needing, crying, diaper changing, sock losing, complaining, laughing, screaming, eating, messing, cleaning (I’m really tempted to keep this list going…forever. But […]

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Crusoe’s First Days

Crusoe’s First Days

Guys, I’m super sorry, but this post will be short on words and looooong on photos. No time for editing! He’s already three weeks old now! And we’re all doing great. So great. In sleep, in health, in nursing, in harmony. We’re having a blast (like literally a blast…of NOISE…shew, these kids are loud). So […]

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22 Sep Posted by in Crusoe, James, Pregnancy, Sarah | 4 comments

The Birth of Crusoe Conrad: NOT a Short Story

The Birth of Crusoe Conrad: NOT a Short Story

The last post ended with Saturday evening, September 10th, wondering if tonight was the night. (It wasn’t, but it was close.) The hard contractions fizzled out by evening, so we went to bed and hoped he would come soon. Sunday morning I had one hard contraction that convinced me to stay home from church. And […]

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While we were waiting…

While we were waiting…

Crusoe was due to join our family around September 6th. We’ve had babies as early as 9 days before their due date and as late as on their due date. But when my friends Bryanne and Alisha went a week over with their 4ths, I had this sneaking suspicion that this was foreshadowing for our 4th. (Turns […]

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