I’m thankful for sunshine. I’m thankful for friendship, and days at the park. And I’m thankful for these cheeky, giggly, entertaining little faces.

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Still my favorite smile

Nearly all his friends had been losing teeth for months, but no amount of wishful thinking was going to make his wiggle — much less fall out. At one point, he even had the whole tooth-losing scene pegged as an income source. Someone at school mentioned getting $5 for a tooth and Colt started to […]

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Pumpkins and Pioneering | Halloween 2014

I’m not sure what happened, but we didn’t make it to a legitimate pumpkin patch this year. Instead, Colt pondered and pointed from the safety of the sidewalk while I scaled the less-than-structurally-sound tower of pallets outside Walmart, gingerly stepping around the perfectly acceptable pumpkins on the first, second, and third tiers in search of […]

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A Chicken Story

Over the years we’ve all learned not to underestimate my tree-hugging, Chaco-wearing sister Laura when she shares unorthodox or seemingly crazy plans. She’s not just talk, people. She actually DID stumble across such a thing as a Munchkin Cat 10 years ago (and Keebler has been part of our family ever since), and she actually […]

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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

7 years ago today, everything turned upside down. I had known I was pregnant for all of 13 days, and I got the worst phone call you can get. My big brother Tom had been killed in action in Iraq. Cue the swirling vortex of emotions. Pregnancy plus devastating family tragedy. I was underwater for […]

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