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The Redheads

Jul 24 Comments

Explosions aren’t for {our} babies.

Explosions aren’t for {our} babies.

We spent the 4th of July with James’ folks. We like to use the longer weekends for the longer travels. We’ve got this drive down to a science. Leave right after work. Drive 30-60 minutes. Stop for supper. Get kids in pjs. Watch one movie. Kids sleep; we read/chat. (James drive; Sarah sleep.) Arrive before […]

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Jul 22 Comments

Fun with Announcements

Fun with Announcements

When we found out we were expecting, my mind went immediately to how we were going to share the news with our families. Of course, telling them in person is the preferred way, but living long distances from families could force us to wait several months before sharing. And if you know me even one […]

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Jul 9 3 comments

We’ve been told it’s about time.

We’ve been told it’s about time.

These two little rascals are some of the sweetest siblings we know. They’re also some of the dirtiest. And they’re preparing themselves to love and dirty another little rascal this February. P.S. Just as a confession, I always nod along when the doctors say, “Oh, yes, there’s the _________.” Seriously? I must have the worst eyes […]

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Jun 16 2 comments

When food is real.

When food is real.

We’ve started hanging out at an Amish farm the last several weeks. Well, officially we’re just buying milk and eggs from them, but somehow we always stay an hour, playing with their kids, checking out the new calves born, feeding the pigs, holding the chicks. It’s been educational and FUN for my kids. So much so, […]

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Jun 15 Comments

Parenting is awesome…and hard.

Parenting is awesome…and hard.

Jaeda is a really cool kid. She plays fast, sleeps hard, and eats a TON. She loves to dress up in my heels. I love to put her bouncy hair in pigtails. She’s fearless and not afraid to get dirty. So much so that she needs a bath nearly every night. It’s fun to see […]

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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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Always together.

Always together.

  Last time someone fell asleep in the bike trailer, Corban was complaining that Jaeda’s hair was touching him. This time, her hair was still touching him (just can’t tame it!), but he was the one asleep! Silly preschooler who thinks he doesn’t need a nap every day… We love our neighbors and hang out in their […]

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Jun 12 Comments

An open house is a family affair.

An open house is a family affair.

Many hands make light work, they say. That’s why you should have ten kids, my parents say. Even when they can’t all make it (missed you, Mary!), we treated that party like a BOSS. Here’s a little breakdown of the big celebration. PREP WORK/DECORATIONS Ruth and Abby’s job was lots and lots of kid entertaining. […]

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Jun 11 Comments

The one where Jon steals the show.

The one where Jon steals the show.

My baby brother graduated at the end of May. I changed his diapers. I also cut his ear (once!) during a monthly haircut. In my defense, he’s wiggly. But we attended his graduation and cheered for him every single time he was on stage. You’ll see how many that was. First, Jon and Sam (and a few others who […]

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Jun 11 Comments

Our family is a zoo.

Our family is a zoo.

Of course, I meant we went to the zoo. A Freudian slip.

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