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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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Mini Roadtrip

St. George, Utah will always be my special place. My own personal greenhouse where I grew into womanhood. I learned to love in new ways, to explore with abandon, to spread my wings, to soar. My first year out of … Continue reading

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Wedding Weekend

Stephen is already my favorite person, but he won my heart in new ways this past weekend. We flew with two babies for the first time. And we survived. Amy, Stephen’s youngest sister, was getting married in Indiana, and we … Continue reading

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Autumn in Indiana

I had visions in my head of leaves, cool weather, pumpkins, a bonfire, sweaters…all things autumn, and Indiana did not disappoint! Autumn couldn’t have been more picturesque. The weather last Monday and Tuesday was sunny, clear, and crisp. While a … Continue reading

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Labor Day in Prescott

We escaped the triple digit temps of the Valley on Labor Day during our quick overnight trip to Prescott. We didn’t do much—swam in the hotel pool, snuggled with Clifford while watching Toy Story 3, went to bed late due … Continue reading

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Mini Staycation

So, I can’t say that we’ve ever stayed at a resort before—until this week. Some friends of ours generously gave us a 3 day, 2 night stay at Cibola Vista Resort and Spa in Peoria (northern Phoenix). We were in … Continue reading

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Moody Family Christmas

Christmas and New Year spent with family is the best. We were blessed that our family came to visit for the holidays. Mom, Dad, Jon, Tim & Ben flew out on Christmas Eve to spend the celebrations with our trio. … Continue reading

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Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

We didn’t have much time in WV after the wedding, but my sister Rebekah did show me around her classroom. For the past few years she’s been teaching K4 & K5 and has cute stories to tell about it! My … Continue reading

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Bitty Boy Explores the Beloved Farm

Chuck and Laura now live in the farmhouse on Retaliation, Pop-pop’s farm. They graciously opened their home to Mom, Ruth Anna, and us when we drove to Maryland for Allison’s wedding. Although the house is set up differently, the farmhouse … Continue reading

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Cranberry Wedding

Congratulations to my cousin, Allison, and Mike who became Mr. and Mrs. Blankenship on November 5th! Allison chose a beautiful cranberry red for her wedding color. Her sister Laura was the matron of honor, and our cousin, Chris, was a … Continue reading

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