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New Year New Quote

Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I like to choose a quote for the year to set an intention for our family’s life. It’s a tradition I started in 2014. Check out this post about last year’s quote, which also has our past quotes of the last few years. This year I had a hard time… Continue reading New Year New Quote

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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: For 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… Richard Scarry’s The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, The Friendly Beasts, and my personal favorite, Julie Vivas’ The Nativity. Each time we took a different book out… Continue reading Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

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Fall Back

This whole working parent business is no joke, you guys. My job is really hard sometimes and really exhausting sometimes, and parenting is also hard and exhausting sometimes, and I have been prioritizing rest and sleep and stress relievers like yoga and reading and church, because I want to be the calmest, healthiest possible version… Continue reading Fall Back

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Dup15q Believe Walk 2016

This year, since we are out here on the east coast, we had the opportunity to go to the first Dup15q Believe Walk held in Atlanta!  It was an awesome way to meet other Dup15q individuals and families and to show our love and support for them while also helping raise funds for research. The… Continue reading Dup15q Believe Walk 2016

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School Days Update

Hello long-lost blog readers! It has been hard to make time to write lately, but I’m happy to say that things are going well for me and the boys in school and that we’ve been having lots of #funwiththefam on the weekends. Henry ended up adjusting to school quickly after that first rough day and… Continue reading School Days Update