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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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Colorado Road Trip

How far is it from Phoenix to Fort Collins? Very, very far! But worth it. At the end of March we loaded Stephen’s Vibe, strapped the boys into their car seats, and began the long trek to visit David and … Continue reading

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Arizona State Senate

Last Thursday, I attended part of the Arizona state senate session in the capitol complex. My dad teaches history and travels the country as an evangelist during the summer. He writes letters to the editor, applicable to certain states/cities, and … Continue reading

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Heart Day & Other Days

For this year’s valentines I used the Christmas pictures we had taken of the boys. With a picture like that on the front, of course the valentines were adorable! On Valentine’s Day, the boys and I drove to Stephen’s office … Continue reading

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Playtime at Grandma and Grandpa’s

As I look back through these pictures from our visit to West Virginia, I love seeing my boys interact with my mom, dad and sisters. The boys had lots of fun discovering all the new things at Grandma and Grandpa’s … Continue reading

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Frosty

It snowed just a bit the morning after Christmas. Though it wasn’t much, the snow did cover the grass. Silas saw it and said, “It’s a lot, Mommy!” We bundled up the boys and took them outside to experience the … Continue reading

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Special Visits

My Uncle Tim drove down from Pittsburgh on the day after Christmas. It was good to see him again and have him meet Cooper for the first time. The last time we saw Uncle Tim two years ago, he was … Continue reading

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A West Virginia Family Christmas

Grandma and Grandpa live “far, far away in West Virginia” (as Silas says). And the boys had their first Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa Manka and the Aunts. We landed on Christmas Eve day, and Mom and Dad picked us … Continue reading

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Cooper’s 1st Birthday

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear Cooper! Happy birthday to you! Cooper, we are so happy that you are part of our family. God is good to give you to us. One year ago yesterday, … Continue reading

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