Gracie’s New Hardware

Gracie’s New Hardware

It has been a long, emotional 24 hours in my city.  As the victim’s names are released, we find connections to them in all different places.  Former students of coworkers, friends of friends, church members, sons, and daughters.  It is just heartbreaking to watch this happen to our community.  Thank you for letting me use my so very nonpolitical corner of the blogosphere to share some of my frustrations, anger, and hurt.  I know that this issue is very divisive and I normally avoid topics like this like the plague,…

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I’ll Miss This One Day

I’ll Miss This One Day

This past Saturday afternoon, we were all in the kitchen having lunch.  We had a baseball game to get to, and Chris and I were hurrying around trying to get ready to go and the kids were goofing around while they ate. And I thought to myself in the middle of the shuffle, “I’ll miss this one day.” I’ll miss the normalcy of intense Pokemon discussions and negotiations over how many carrots have to be eaten. I’ll miss the countless, half-dressed baby dolls that I have to share meals with…

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Gracie Walks!

Gracie Walks!

This weekend Gracie and Bean went to my parent’s house so that Chris and I could have a yard sale and not have to worry about chasing kids around.  While they were up there, Gracie took her first steps!  I was kind of bummed I missed them, but I’m just so glad she’s starting to walk!  She came home and took a few steps on Sunday afternoon with me and Chris, and at daycare this afternoon they said she walked around a little bit.  But tonight she was walking a…

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