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The Redheads

May 1 Comments

Sooo we’re having a baby?

Sooo we’re having a baby?

You likely already know this by now, buuut we’ve got Baby Steele #4 growing away! We knew we’d like one more for our family, but we couldn’t decide when. So we didn’t. We just told the Lord of our desire and asked Him to lead the way. And lead He did! I’m so thankful to […]

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Apr 29 2 comments

Writing’s in the family.

Corban and Jaeda have been feeling the work that comes with making money. They are starting to value their efforts, and, after several failed Dollar Tree purchases (failed meaning broke while we were yet in the parking lot), they’ve also come to appreciate the value of their hard-earned money…and that TJMaxx helps them stretch their […]

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Apr 27 Comments

March 2016

March 2016

I do so hate when my babies are sick, but they just never seem to be as still (and precious).  Liddi’s started walking right at 13 months (par for the course around here) and was ready to start scootering the next week. Our weekly book one week was The Gingerbread Man, so naturally we had to […]

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Apr 25 Comments

Cousin Timmy & a Lego Show

Cousin Timmy & a Lego Show

Our lil’ cuz turned TWO right after Liddi turned ONE. So naturally, we had to celebrate…at the Essenhaus… …Lego-style! (Seriously, we just sat and stared and this whole complex Lego city block– made by one of my siblings’ teachers, amazing!) And the cousins all crafted together. There’s my (chopped-off, sorry, bro) LITTLE brother with his cute wife and […]

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Apr 23 2 comments

Liddi Turns 1

Liddi Turns 1

“I don’t know what that is, but I do know that I WANT IT!” “What’s all this singing about, and why’s everyone looking at me?” “Guess I’ll just have to do the touch test first.” “Thanks, but I don’t need anything to confine my piece of deliciousness here.” “Mmm…let it roll around the tastebuds…” “Gah! I LOVE […]

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February 2016

February 2016

James took Jaeda (or did Jaeda take James) to a Daddy-Daughter Dance. She’d been planning on it for OVER a year. Pearl necklace and all. Our Liddi Bitty turned one. And is all just a blur of movement. I’m lucky to have any pics of her! (Corban is constantly touching, hugging, kissing his baby sister. He […]

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Mar 1 Comments

On Grief in Times of Joy

On Grief in Times of Joy

On Grief in Times of Joy by Sarah Steele Joy It’s found in the first cry Of your first child It’s in your first home And the papers you filed In your true love Of five, ten, and more years And in deep life friends Who have laughed, cried, and cheered It’s in your best […]

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Feb 1 1 comment

What can happen in two months time (when you write and speak and sell and rhyme).

What can happen in two months time (when you write and speak and sell and rhyme).

Sometimes through this journey of publishing our first book, it feels slow-going. I can’t give it full-time attention. I don’t have an author website (yet). I’m limited in how many school presentations I can do. I’m struggling to get the “Look Inside the Book” feature on our Amazon listing. We don’t yet have a hardcover […]

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Jan 31 Comments

2 months in 1 post

2 months in 1 post

This post will be a little here, there, and everywhere. I’m trying to squeeze, you know, two months of the kids into a single post. Big breath in. Here goes! Corban has started drawing IDENTIFIABLE objects! We found this website that he can click through himself. Very step-by-step, and he loves it! We were waiting […]

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Jan 30 Comments

The Puzzle

The Puzzle

I got a puzzle for Christmas. A 1,000 piece puzzle. Of Nancy Drew book covers. The biggest puzzle I’ve ever done was 500 pieces. And I wasn’t sure I’d ever do one again. But this one was made of words. With lots of borders in between each cover. I couldn’t get enough! Plus, each cover […]

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