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Winona Lake  // Posts tagged as "Winona Lake"

Goodbye, Summer.

Goodbye, Summer.

Goodbye, backyard picnics. Goodbye, long family hikes. Goodbye, warm river. Goodbye, mosquito bites. Goodbye, sidewalk chalk painting. Goodbye, cleaning out the van. Goodbye, scooter washing.  Goodbye, summer tan. (er, wait, those are just legs with bruises) And helloooooo, static electricity!

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Empty boxes and full basements.

Empty boxes and full basements.

We bought 15 pounds of blueberries last week. The first 5-pound box is gone. You can see who’s at fault. (That’s right, I’m the mom who eats the last piece of cake and says, “The kids must have sneaked it,” after wiping the crumbs off my mouth.) Good friend Megan is The Babysitting Queen and […]

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A little surreal

A little surreal

In honor of my five-year college reunion, we ate a free pancake breakfast in Alpha dining. The place where we first met, first dined together, first flirted, first fought, first pranked, first dreamt. We were now back with our two kids. Didn’t see that one coming! Got us all fancied up for the dinner that […]

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We moved (umm…two weeks ago)!

We moved (umm…two weeks ago)!

We didn’t get nearly as many moving pics as any of the previous moves. Something about managing two kids in the shuffle… “Papa called on the remote; it’s for you, Mr. John.” Mr. John, doing a great job pretending. He’s about to be a dad himself, you know! Very few things left in the 730 […]

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Our First Place

Our First Place

The first house we ever looked at we fell in love with.  The refinished hardwood floors, the updated kitchen, the newly-carpeted upstairs loft. So we got a realtor. And then we learned. Sure, the price is great–your resale value is quite small; the area is primarily rentals, and those finishes that you love are actually […]

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My Instagram{ed} Life

My Instagram{ed} Life

Have you heard of Instagram? It’s photo journalism at its finest. I’ve never participated because you have to have an iPhone or iPad. I don’t have an iPhone, and let’s just be honest–an iPad’s not that handy to carry in your back pocket and whip out on a whim. Well, I started playing around with […]

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You have been blessed.

You have been blessed.

When people see me walking around with two kids, their typical response (besides the usual “Oh my gosh, they’re sooo cute!” or “Now, I wonder where they got their red hair…”) :D is “You sure have your hands full!” It’s a textbook phrase (literally, I’ve read lots of books and articles that said to watch […]

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When you walk along the road.

When you walk along the road.

Corban and I take time to thank God for things we see during our walks, which typically includes swings, penguins (yes, we see them!), and every single puppy.  Deuteronomy 11:19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you […]

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Moon Sand

Moon Sand

Corban and I have some really great friends. It’s so refreshing to all hang out together, our mini body of toiling, believing mothers and kids. Just today we were discussing methods of discipline–those we respect, those who point us in other directions by their poor results. Even amidst all the opinions, there were plenty of pauses as […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Corban, Family, James, Sarah | Comments

While we are still three.

While we are still three.

father & son ::man talk outside:: mom & daughter ::oh sweetheart, we can’t wait to meet you!:: mom & son & daughter ::this is as cooperative as he would be:: mom & son & daughter: take II ::you can’t tell I forced that hug, can you?::

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