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A backpack, a hammock, and a cleaning product.

A backpack, a hammock, and a cleaning product.

We were all playing outside a few weeks ago when Corban spotted it. The red kid mower, broken…and in the neighbor’s trash pile. We played with it for the last hour before its demise, and then we returned it to its resting ground. Corban still talks about that “wonderful red mower; it’s okay if it’s […]

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Corban and Outside and ‘Boocha and Friends

Corban and Outside and ‘Boocha and Friends

Corban was given a helmet recently. He wore it for two days straight. Our summer goal is to get him to ride all the way to the library (and back)–a one-mile roundtrip! He reminds me every time he rides, every time we drive, every time he sees his bike: “Mom, my goal is to ride […]

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15 Apr Posted by in Adventures, Family, James | 1 comment

The most elaborate birthday surprise yet.

The most elaborate birthday surprise yet.

James celebrated his golden birthday a couple Sundays ago. 30 on the 30th. I told him this is the coolest one he’ll ever have. It’s all downhill from here. There are so many components to this surprise, I’ll try pare it down. (Yeah, right.) Sunday, we ate the traditional bunny cake. Unfortunately, Saturday was the […]

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12 Apr Posted by in Corban, Friends, Jaeda | Comments

We love babies.

We love babies.

Neighbor babies. Walking babies. New babies. Talking babies. Slouching babies. Never-took-a-paci-but-now-is-obsessed babies. Drooling babies. Love-expressed babies. Scratch that. He’s not a baby; he’s a preschooler!

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08 Jan Posted by in Friends | Comments

The Entry of 2014

The Entry of 2014

We rang in the new year with our neighbors. Actually, we saw hours past the new year, once The Paper Game started. A decision that’s always fun in the moment but always regretted the next morning. (If you’ve never experienced the phenomenon that is TPG, come over. Tonight!) And the board game Shadows over Camelot made us almost miss the ball […]

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22 Dec Posted by in Corban, Friends, Jaeda | Comments

Of friends and siblings

Of friends and siblings

The cemetery is beautiful every time of year. The giant car cart with squeaky wheel you’re always sure to hear. In traditional Christmas fashion, Baby Jesus vrooms up arm of chair. And baby leaning over couch means sleep is very near. No matter what the season, couch jumping just won’t get old. And when siblings […]

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13 Dec Posted by in Friends | Comments

Group shot wiggles

Group shot wiggles

Cheese! Reading, watching, jumping. Trying to escape. Preparing to take a bite of football. Football bitten; group shot…mostly a fail. Blurry cuties anyway.

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Eight ways to be thankful

Eight ways to be thankful

1. Projects: Plenty of spaces to organize and arrange We have more space than we need in this blessing of a house, so we’re trying to figure out how best to live in it. Now that we’ve lived a whole year in it, it’s coming more and more together. I went on a reorganizing frenzy […]

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30 Oct Posted by in Friends | Comments

A life-giving retreat with our life group

A life-giving retreat with our life group

A couple months ago, our life group had our annual fall camping discussion. (Yep, it took that much advanced planning to get us all in town on the same weekend!) But now that we’re Shaffer-less (miss you guys!), we have a whole lot less motivation to do all the WORK associated with camping…especially with so […]

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A walk in the park

A walk in the park

It’s fun to march to the park. And by fun, I mean a multitasking, peripherals a-blazing exercise in patience and endurance. Lumberjack Corban made a game of hitting a mini golf ball with a rake. Jaeda and Annika wandered around, picking up leaves, spontaneously hugging each other. Every time Jaeda fell down, she was stuck. […]

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