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Being Brave and Showing Up in 2016

At the start of each new year, starting in 2014, I have chosen a quote to represent a kind of new year’s resolution for myself and our family. I have shared these before, but here are our past quotes again: 2014:   2015: 2016: ForΒ 2016, as we started the new year in a new city… Continue reading Being Brave and Showing Up in 2016

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A Calvin & Henry Christmas

We are enjoying a relaxing holiday break at James’ parents house up in the north Georgia mountains. The view is beautiful; the weather is chilly. We arrived in the evening on Christmas day, and the house was full and bustling with 4 of James’ 5 siblings with their significant others, plus James’ parents, and 13… Continue reading A Calvin & Henry Christmas

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Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

  Last week I took out our box of Christmas books from the attic and the boys and I started exploring them. With wide-eyed excitement, Calvin flipped through Dream Snow…Β Richard Scarry’s The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, The Friendly Beasts,Β and my personal favorite, Julie Vivas’Β The Nativity. Each time we took a different book out… Continue reading Calvin’s 5th First Christmas