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The Redheads

Oct 24 Comments

The beginning of the 2s.

The beginning of the 2s.

When you’re two, princesses are a big deal. As are pigtails, spinning, and making messes. When you’re two, smooching is the best. So are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Mosquito-swollen eyes are not.  When you’re two, you practice going potty. You also practice stubbornness, trying Mommy’s patience, and falling asleep instead of complying. When you’re […]

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Oct 22 Comments

The end of the 3s.

The end of the 3s.

  Corban is still putting his sandals on the wrong feet at various times. “Don’t worry, Mom; it’s fine with me.”  He and Jaeda have figured out if they bring a big enough bag in the bike trailer, they can do their normal imagination play without waiting to arrive at our destination! He’s doing all […]

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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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Sep 23 Comments

The Spirit’s stirrings in a young heart.

The Spirit’s stirrings in a young heart.

A couple weeks ago, a little purple plastic gun showed up at our house. I actually recognized it, so when I saw Corban playing with it, I thought it was a boy reunited with his long-lost toy. But when James noticed it during supper that night, he knew for sure it didn’t belong to us. He […]

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Sep 22 Comments

When the life group retreats.

When the life group retreats.

Well, I started this post exactly two weeks ago. Then I took a break to blink and just opened my eyes today! Actually, I started working on a book I officially wrote in college and forgot all about photos and blogs and funny stories. After reading it with adult eyes, I realized there wasn’t one.single.word […]

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Aug 31 Comments

These two…

These two…

love fight pray make light eat splash build smash play run bore stun scream fall laugh bawl watch climb gasp slime grow slop clean never.stop  

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Tea and Donuts

Tea and Donuts

We eat donuts almost never. A sad state of affairs, I realized, that absolutely needed rectified. So how did we break the fast? With a Saturday morning family date? With a special reason to celebrate? Nope. This baby mama woke up one morning and said to herself, “Self, it’s been too long. It’s time for donuts.” […]

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Aug 29 2 comments

A Poem for a Friday.

A Poem for a Friday.

Loving cousins Hating distance Belly popping With persistence Fresh hair cut For a birthday party Braiding hair And feeling artsy Girls abound In Corban’s friends So time to veg And feel a man Sibling hugs That are staged by them Loving finding Little gems

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Aug 28 Comments

Having fun while losing a kid.

Having fun while losing a kid.

There once was a group of girls who loved each other and were committed to each other, babies and allergies and ungraciousness and all. They loved to gather at homes and parks and on this particular day, the library. The kiddos built towers, made their mamas food, read some books, and played/watched computer games. After […]

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Debt chain broken.

Debt chain broken.

I cleaned out both our phones and our Nikon last week, organized all our photos on our computer (to someday be placed in a Blurb photo album), and found some long lost gems. Like these! This past winter, James led FPU again at our church. In case we didn’t say it before, FPU changed the […]

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