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Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage {Part 2}

We sailed Glacier Bay on the 10th anniversary of our wedding day. A romantic setting, on a romantic day, with a romantic man. Even the journey up to Glacier Bay the night before was memorable. It was awe-inspiring to walk out on deck … Continue reading

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Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage {Part 1}

Our 10th anniversary cruise to Alaska was everything we had hoped. It truly was a second honeymoon. Knowing my man so much better and fuller, and having weathered some storms together, made the trip sweeter than a honeymoon. We sailed … Continue reading

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Milestones

The past few weeks have been fairly monumental for our family. Stephen and my mom share the same birthday, and they both celebrated milestone birthdays this year. Stephen turned 35, and Mom turned 60! We helped celebrate Mom’s big day with … Continue reading

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So*Cal

At the end of September we slipped away to San Diego for a mini family vacation. I had too much fun planning snacks and activities for the road trip that I was probably having more fun than the boys while … Continue reading

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Christopher Creek

It was a surprise—our family day trip. Stephen told us on Saturday that he had taken off work on Monday so we could travel north to escape the heat for the day. I love surprises! Exploring is one of our … Continue reading

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Escape to Portland

My man and I took a babymoon last month. Babymoon=honeymoon trip without kids before Baby is born (just in case you’re not familiar with the term). We visited Portland for the first time! We stayed downtown in the Hotel deLuxe, … Continue reading

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A Bit of Beach

Cooper had his first taste of the ocean this month. In early August we were planning a day trip with our friends the Horkavys. After learning that a mutual friend of ours, Pastor Tim Sneeden had suddenly died of a … 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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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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