The Sweet Gesture That Will Cause a Divorce

The Sweet Gesture That Will Cause a Divorce

When I was pregnant with both my babies, Chris took up this particularly endearing habit.  Every time he kissed me hello or goodbye, he would rest his hand gently on my baby bump.  It was as if he were kissing the baby hello or goodbye, too.  It kind of sounds creepy when I write it out, but you’ll just have to trust me.  It was really sweet. This subtle gesture, however, may cause our divorce. Periodically – not often, but every now and then – when Chris kisses me hello…

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I Can, Too

I Can, Too

When I was in high school, I was active in my church’s youth group.  I had friends in all different groups at school, but my core group of friends who shaped me and helped set my moral compass for later in life were my friends from church.  We not only worshipped together, but we traveled together, served together, got in trouble together, pushed the boundaries together, and grew up together.  I have lost touch with many of these people over the years, but their friendships had a truly profound impact…

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An Easy (Slightly Lethal) Lunch

An Easy (Slightly Lethal) Lunch

I’m home this summer with the kids, and one of the things that stumps me during the weekdays are lunches.  During the school year, the kids eat lunch at school and I don’t have to worry with it.  But now that I am home, I find myself standing in front of my fridge at 11:30 every day wondering what in the world I’m going to feed my kids that isn’t between two slices of bread.  I mean, I don’t mind them having PB&J every now and then, and a good…

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An Evening With Our Family

An Evening With Our Family

A while ago, I posted a video that was a “day in the life of…” video. It took you through a day with our family one video clip at a time. Unfortunately, I was recording the videos that day using my iPhone, and it died at dinner, so there were no videos of the after dinner/bedtime rush. I ended up recording video clips that night using our Flip video camera instead, and I thought I’d share it with you today. I am super curious about what real, daily life looks…

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Sweet Talking. Heartbreaking.

Sweet Talking. Heartbreaking.

I haven’t posted in a while about my dad.  There have been lots of reasons for that.  Mostly, it’s because I don’t really like talking about it that often.  I still talk to Chris about it when I need to, but I haven’t really shared too much with others.  Grief is such a personal and indescribable experience.  It’s just too hard to try to put it into words to make people understand.  I also don’t share much about it because I know that reading about it on my blog sometimes upsets…

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Granddaddy’s Dock

Granddaddy’s Dock

I don’t often post pictures of people other than my own family to my blog. I’ve mentioned before that I very seldom talk about my blog with people in real life. People who know me in person are polite enough to pretend not to read it, which is thoughtful of them. And I don’t ever want people I know and love to worry that whatever we share in confidence of friendship or family is going to be publicly broadcast over the internet. It also saves me the embarrassment of shoving…

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Cut Short, But Still Sweet

Cut Short, But Still Sweet

Originally, we planned to stay at the beach until Sunday, and then drive back in the late afternoon. But because Chris was not feeling much better, we decided to come home a little earlier. But before we left on Saturday, we packed in as much fun as we could on Thursday and Friday! Thursday night was maybe the most fun of our entire trip. We went to a Pensacola Wahoo’s baseball game. If you ever find yourself in Pensacola, Florida, you definitely need to check out a game. The tickets…

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And Then There Were Three

And Then There Were Three

Yesterday, Ginny, John Michael, and Baby Tillman arrived. It has been a few months since I have seen Tillman, and even though I knew how big he was getting through pictures, I was shocked at how big he had gotten in real life! Holy cow! He recently learned to crawl, and he is into EVERYTHING! But see those cheeks? That’s what keeps him out of trouble. Those chunky, tasty little jowls are the softest, squishiest, mushiest little pods of mush! I can’t be around him without nibbling them! Gracie wanted…

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Bean Discovers the Beach

Bean Discovers the Beach

When you come to Pensacola Beach, you have to cross two long bridges to get out to it. We were expecting the kids to get excited about the beach, but we were NOT expecting Bean to get so excited the minute he crossed the first of the two bridges.  From the minute he saw the bay, he started talking 90 miles an hour and did not stop for the next half hour until we got to our condo.  In that half hour stretch, he said some of the funniest things…

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