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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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My Little Parts of Speech

We’ve decided that Silas is a verb and Cooper is a noun. What do we mean? Silas is, and always has been, constant action—a verb. He really wasn’t a cuddly baby, and “sitting on the couch with him” as a … 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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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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Let It Snow! (Kind of)

Christmas is less than two weeks away! We’ve been busy putting up our 9 foot Christmas tree, decorations around the house, Silas’s mini tree, and a 6 foot tree in our bedroom. We added a new little tree for Cooper’s … Continue reading

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To Infinity & Beyond!

Silas (Buzz Lightyear) and Cooper (Sheriff Woody) invited their friends over for a combined Toy Story birthday party on Saturday. We threw a big bash to celebrate Silas’s 3rd and Cooper’s 1st birthday. It was happy chaos! The family room … Continue reading

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Three Years Old

Stephen and I agree that although yesterday was Silas’s birthday, he seemed to turn three a couple weeks ago. As we watch our darling boy grow, we’ve noticed that he often reaches a plateau in his development, and then all … Continue reading

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“I See the Moon, the Moon Sees Me”

Dear Aunts and Uncles, I miss you so much that I decided to sing a song for you. When you see the moon up in the sky at night, think of me and the moon shining down on me way … Continue reading

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The Gift of Grandparents

Today is Grandparents’ Day, and the boys helped me make these cards to send to all their grandparents and great grandparents. Especially since family lives far away, I try to prioritize celebrating our loved ones. It helps make the connection … Continue reading

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