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The Redheads

Apr 16 Comments

One Less Hutchens (or is it one more?)

My little sister Mary just married the love of her life last Thursday. In Vegas. I can’t think of anything more Ryan and Mary than that! Since Jon and Hoopie were staying with us for spring break and Ben lives with us, we had a regular celebration in their honor! Pretzel bites style! Some garlic […]

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Apr 15 Comments

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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Apr 14 2 comments

Less sleep, more hair.

Less sleep, more hair.

I was told it was coming–no naps. C-dog’s down to 2ish naps…a week. Still a quiet time, to be sure. But less sleep. He’s fallen asleep in new places, when his little, overactive mind finally takes a break. I do love watching. The long hair had to go. From shaggy to mohawk to fresh and […]

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Apr 13 Comments

Some Jaeda Words

Some Jaeda Words

Jaeda has been enthusiastically trying out new words every day. She parrots, creates, babbles, and communicates. It’s been a lot of fun. “Eat, chicks,” she commands. “So soft,” she observes. “Porban pjs,” she delights. (After having puked on all of hers.) “Fast, Mommy,” she demands. “Chrater boot,” she insists. “New bed. Upsteers. See see!” she […]

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Apr 12 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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From snow to sun.

From snow to sun.

The snow lasted something like a hundred days this winter. I’ve always said if it’s gonna be cold, let there be snow, but shew, the length of this winter really tested that statement! We love walking through the quiet lanes in the cemetery a few blocks down. Even in the winter, so long as it’s […]

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Apr 11 Comments

Love is on the ice.

Love is on the ice.

Is it too late to write about what we did for Vday? ‘Cuz I think it was about a year ago. March was loads of babysitting and preparation for the Art Gala and James’ birthday giant surprise and a gradual losing of a certain 3-year-old’s nap, and suddenly it was April and I forgot where we kept the […]

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Mar 20 Comments

Like father like son and printmaking fun.

Like father like son and printmaking fun.

James is an artist. His job, of course, is in graphic design, but in order to obtain that degree, he had to take art classes–drawing, painting, photography–and our house and my James-notes box have greatly benefited from this hobby. It’s his dream to put a little printmaking shop in our garage. Or a giant wrestling […]

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Mar 19 Comments

Kid fun is always messy.

Kid fun is always messy.

Corban dropped something behind the bench yesterday and used all his mini muscles to move it away from the wall. Out, it felt much more play-on-able. But of course, in order to do that really well, they would need to remove all the baskets from underneath…and dump the baskets too, just in case their play […]

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Mar 18 Comments

When women gather.

When women gather.

Grace College started a formal mentoring program Fall 2012, pairing girls at the school with older girls in the community. (I almost wrote “women” but that  makes us sound more mature and wise than we surely are;) Mary and I were partnered, and if I told you every connection we ever had, you’d just have […]

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