Category Archives: General Update

Seven on the First: June 2014 (Moving Edition)

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Lessons from the year

We had a wonderful year, maybe our best yet, because of – not despite – the many difficult lessons with which we were faced. In 2013 my family had some health related lessons, including a more difficult than usual post … Continue reading

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“It’s finally fun to have a brother”

Soren waited seven years for a brother. Of course, he loved him immediately. He started right away putting them in matching outfits.    But there wasn’t a lot of brotherly give-and-take involved. Today he came to me very excited and … Continue reading

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Army Graduation

Last week we were privileged to travel to Ft. Benning to see my favorite brother graduate Basic Training and become a US soldier.  (fourth row middle) It was also a mini-family reunion! My favorite shot of the bunch; Jed being … Continue reading

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We’ve just been so busy lately that the weeks seem a blur, much less the days. Dave’s swamped with work from all possible sources (except IHOP, ha) and that leaves me doing some of the heavy lifting I’m used to … Continue reading

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