A Teardrop Year

Holy crap, this year was hard! Funny thing – Last December, I did one of those things where you ask God for a word for the coming year. I heard FUN. Well, clearly that was a mistake, because the word that best defines 2018 for us is CARNAGE. So much blew up or collapsed, I […]

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All the Hallelujahs

The Cherubs are back in school, and I’m relaxed for the first time since June :) Summers, historically, are not our best season as a family. This one was no different. Most of the time, I felt like this Bart Simpson doll: And yet, as I scroll through pictures in order to curate a perfect internet […]

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My Epitaph, from an 8 year old

  An 8 year old friend at our church gave this mug to me last night at Life Group. Isn’t it adorable? Since then, I keep thinking, “If that’s what it says on my tombstone someday, I’ll have done alright…” Until recently, I have given no thought whatsoever to what I would want carved in […]

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The Rest of Yesterday’s Story

Yesterday I had a bit of a rant. I wasn’t sure whether or not to post it. It had the potential to come across as full-on ungratefulness for all I have, and I am astoundingly blessed. It hasn’t been that long since I felt astoundingly NOT blessed (to the point where Steve and I actually […]

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My Fashion Woes

A couple of months ago, I went to Steve’s company holiday party dressed like an Amish nun. I didn’t mean to.  The dress code was “classy cocktail,” which I interpreted to mean, Like you’re coming from work, only a step up. I found a cute preppy dress from Tommy Hilfiger. It was a little big, […]

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Food Fight

I’ve become one of those people who posts pictures of food. I don’t know how this happened, except maybe that food (and dinner in particular) has been such a nightmare for us for so  long. But last week, the kids liked every meal we made. (I’m going to leave that as a stand alone line, […]

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Middle School Musicals & Blending Families: A Praise Report

This weekend we watched #2 Cherub sing and dance in Oompa Loompa splendor in her middle school musical. It was SPLENDID. The show was hilarious and fun (thankfully less creepy than the Tim Burton movie) and there were some astonishingly good moments for us as a family that I want to capture and remember.  First, […]

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