Category Archives: Holidays

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.” – G.K. Chesterton Here’s to letting God mold our souls in areas we thought we were doing […]

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Right up until a week or so before Halloween we were all in agreement on what we were going to dress up as… Harry Potter Characters!! THEN THEN my children discovered this world of Pokemon. All it took was one pokemon card given to one of my kids by some well meaning friend at school. […]

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What an amazing 4th of July we had, first we visited with some friends from church over some great tex-mex…. then we headed out with Dan’s parents to some friends of ours that we’ve known all the way back from our Raleigh days! Angie worked with Dan at NRCA in Raleigh and is also known […]

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I hope you and yours have a wonderful day and take time to thank those in your life that are serving on behalf of our freedom.  

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I had every intention of wearing a hat and having friends over and going all out for the watching of the royal wedding yesterday. But Zoe, Jack and myself ended up with colds. So if it weren’t for the amazing servant heart of Kristin we might not would have even had scones. But she made them […]

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It was just the first of many holidays that I got to spend time with my sister Brittany, Bradley and my niece Mabel. For those of you who didn’t know, they moved about 20 miles away from us. Which has been so much fun… and I’m really grateful my kids will get to spend time […]

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If I had a nickel for every time someone said "you are just like your dad" I'd probably be one rich gal. :o)  Growing up I remember him apologizing to me for that, I guess because some of the reasons that would get me in trouble or some of the crazy things I would do […]

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First and foremost I want to wish my mother a wonderful Mothers Day! I’m so blessed to be your daughter. I’m so glad you opened up your life to me at a time when life would totally change for you by having a baby. I’m so glad you decided after a day of preschool that […]

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Growing up for me, being a pastors daughter, Easter Activities were mostly centered about what the church was doing that day. And being in Alaska I think a lot of times we had a church-wide potluck since most extended families lived "in the lower 48". A lot of holidays in Alaska were really centered around church family […]

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Living He loved me, dying He saved me, buried He carried my sins far away, rising He justified freely forever, someday He's coming, OH GLORIOUS DAY!!!         Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,    Because He lives, all fear is gone;    Because I know He holds the future,    And life is worth the […]

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I hope you had a wonderful New Years. I did. New Years Eve we went to dinner with John and Sarah and then watched the ball drop on TV. (wasn't too impressed with the entertainment this year.) It was strange because we're an hour ahead of New York so it was only 11 when the […]

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Every Year we have a theme for our Christmas Celebrations and Decor. This year was Bright Hope. We had a very Brightly colorful tree and the word Hope hanging in various places. We framed hopeful words of Christmas hymns and placed them around the house.  We are trying to get into the tradition of doing […]

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What a treat it was for us to have Dan's Aunt Sue and Cousin (Kristen) and her little girl (Cora) come visit us a few weeks ago. Aunt Sue has been an amazing aunt and just to tell you what kind of family they are, Kristen gave birth to Cora 2 days after Asher was […]

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That's right, she's off and walking! She loves it. She follows me around all day and it's really so cute.  She loves to haul toys around that are really too big for her to carry but she likes to drag them around anyways. :o)  And she learned to sign "more" in sign language. That might […]

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While I don't think I'm doing the former as much as I should since we moved here. I have reconnected with several old friends.   Tiffany is one of those friends. We figured it out that we met when we were both 14 at a conference in Indianapolis. Became pen pals (I'm so going to […]

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Yesterday we made the trip to Austin for the Keathley Family gathering. It was as always so good to see cousins and family that we don't get to see often enough. But it was hard too, because this was the first thanksgiving without my grandfather. And my aunt is having a really tough battle with […]

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One of Dan and I's first arguments during dating was actually on the subject of Halloween and how our kids would celebrate or not celebrate it….I think we even got on the santa clause or no santa clause issue as well. Yep, we hit the road running when it came to dating.  Looking back I […]

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