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A Cowboy Valentine’s Trip

Tombstone, AZ was our destination for a day trip as we stepped back in time for some cowboy history on Valentine’s Day. Tombstone was impressive since so much detailed history is known and preserved. We walked along the boardwalk with … Continue reading

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Valentine Hearts

Ever since we were given our first onesie for Baby Girl, Cooper has been noticing hearts and pointing them out to me. At first, hearts were just for Baby Sister since the onesie has a heart on it. With Valentine … Continue reading

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Train Time

February weather in Phoenix has been beautiful—a little too warm for our tastes—but still beautiful! Two Sundays ago we thought we’d take advantage of the free train rides offered by the Maricopa Live Steamers, a train club north of Phoenix. … Continue reading

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Merry & Bright

Our boys are into Christmas lights this year. Silas has recently learned who Frosty the Snowman is, so it’s exciting for him to see the blow-up snowmen as we drive through neighborhoods. Cooper will look out his car window and … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy This Summer

The desert summer heat isn’t over yet, but summer vacation is (at least for all those school kids). Here’s a little photo recap of some of the things we’ve been up to. We’ve been on the go so much this summer … Continue reading

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West Virginians in the West Valley

Mom, Dad and my three sisters came to visit us for two weeks. During our first week together, we visited several attractions around the Valley—some that were new for me too. One of the cool places we toured was the … Continue reading

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Ride ‘em, Cowboy!

The other weekend we took friends of ours, the Horkavys, to Rawhide—complete with gunfights in the streets, burro rides, and gold panning.  We visited the shops and attractions along the street. Stephen found a cowboy hat for himself, and Cooper … Continue reading

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Grammy, Grampy, and Uncle Ben

Our family visits continued for a third week in a row when Mom and Dad Moody and Ben flew in from Indiana. We’ll take family any time we can get them! Spring is here, so the palo verde trees were … Continue reading

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A Sister Spring Break

How special that my sister Charis wanted to spend her spring break with us! She came from snowy Massachusetts to sunny Arizona and was glad to escape the cold. The boys liked “helping” Aunt Charis play the piano. Family time … Continue reading

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We Took a Bike Ride…

...on a sunny day near the river. A few Saturdays ago, we rented some bikes and a kid trailer from the Bicycle Cellar in Tempe. I hadn’t been on a bike ride in years! It’s really true that you never … Continue reading

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