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Life on Hold

It’s a waiting game now until Baby Sister arrives. I’ve been crossing off the calendar days, and tomorrow is June! I’m 38 weeks and 2.5 cm dilated, but not many contractions yet. I know it’s not true, but I feel … Continue reading

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I bought the boys a new swimming pool and set it up in the back yard. They’ve been swimming and soaking their clothes when playing outside.I love having a patch of grass and a finished yard. Just today some friends … Continue reading

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A Prayer for St. Patrick’s Day

I recently came across St. Patrick’s prayer both through a music CD and a luncheon at a church we were visiting. It’s so beautiful that I wanted to post it here to celebrate St. Patrick’s day and to encourage my … Continue reading

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A Four Year Old’s Perspective

Now that Silas is four, he tells me stories about ”when [he] was a little boy—when [he] was three and a half.” His questions are plentiful, and it’s fun to see him sort out his world. Silas is very quick to … Continue reading

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Little Man Coop

I’ve learned something. And that something is how my little boy says, “I love you.” Cooper’s “Hi, Mom,” can mean lots of different things. When I’m laying down next to him, he’ll pop out with, “Hi, Mom,” several times just … Continue reading

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The Pepper

Cooper has learned to say his name, but it comes out more like “Pepper.” He’s been pretty possessive of his name. When we call him anything other than Cooper—or a variation of Cooper—he insists, “No, I Pepper!” I’ll say, “Are … 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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Silas Says…

Grandma’s a good sport. She got a lesson in “Grandma 101” (as my sister Charis put it) from Silas during her visit with us. Silas was just being his usual precocious self, but it was at Grandma’s expense! After helping … Continue reading

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The Gift of Family

Silas was at his babysitter’s house last week. Connie was talking with Silas about the baseball on his shirt. Then she asked if he had been to a game at the ballpark. Silas replied, “Yes, I went to the ballpark, … Continue reading

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Grace is a Person

This past Sunday was Silas’s first official time in Children’s Church. As a young church plant, Crossroad has had to be flexible with our service structure. We’ve offered a Children’s Church in the past, but recently, we haven’t had enough … Continue reading

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