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Change, adaptability, & choice.

Some changes are not good.  I recently made a choice to weed out certain relations in my life.  This was not an easy choice on my part.  1,022 more words

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When words won't come

I could apologize for not posting in over two months… but I won’t.

I decided that when I first started this blog, I would only post when I had something worth saying, something that would either encourage, convict, or just be of interest to you guys who read. 773 more words


Over the last few months our family has charged headlong into a series of firsts. Our oldest, Jacob, has naturally been the one to break us in on the first-time parents thing in just about everything he’s done over the last 18 years: teething. 525 more words

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From Death to Life

As weekends go, this one was huge.

We celebrated my oldest son’s high school graduation on Friday, and my dad’s 75th birthday on Sunday. Both are big milestones. 495 more words

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Flashback Friday: Graduation.


That’s the only word that can describe the feeling in our house today.

Our oldest…our firstborn…the kid who made us parents will be walking across a stage tonight to get his high school diploma. 103 more words

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The Dregs of Craigs

We’re entering into another week of shopping for a new car for our oldest son, and by “new” I mean “What can we afford if we try to sell his old car that gave up the ghost a couple of weeks ago and then combine that sale price with the change in the cup holder of said car plus a booklet of coupons for free Frostys at Wendy’s” 927 more words

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Flashback Friday: Senior Night

This is a different kind of Flashback Friday.

Most weeks, I dig into the archives and pull up an old post. (Haven’t seen it? It’s new to you!) But here’s a fair warning: this may be the first of several “new breed” of flashbacks coming over the next few weeks. 367 more words

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