Category Archives: video

A Bit of Magical Beauty

If you need a smile today, if you need a bit of beauty in your life, take 17 minutes to watch this short clip called The Gnomist. I stumbled upon it by accident today, and it’s captured our imaginations.

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Growing Up

Silas As Dad Moody noted when he and Mom visited a few weeks ago, Silas seems to have forgotten about superheroes the moment we set foot in this house. While superheroes are fun for little boys to be into, and … Continue reading

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We Have A Walker

Brynn took her first solo steps on May 16th, but it’s taken me this long to catch a good video of her showing off her new skill. This week she’s been especially persistent about staying on her feet. Though she … Continue reading

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That’s how I felt on Mother’s Day this year. And I’m thankful. The happiness of it caught me by surprise. While I always send my mom a Mother’s Day card, I especially enjoyed writing hers this year. I know she’s … Continue reading

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Planes, Planes, and More Planes

Falcon Field airport in Mesa had an open house the last weekend in March. We drove across the Valley for a family day. An Army Cobra helicopter was offering rides to paying customers, historical aircraft was on display, and food … Continue reading

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A Lesson in s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g

Cooper seems to have a good ear for music—not so much for spelling…

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Hey, everybody! I’m 9 months old now. That means I can wave, pull up on furniture and eat Cheerios. My first tooth popped through on the day before Valentine’s Day. (Mommy thinks it’s adorable that I have just one tooth.) … Continue reading

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Of Valentine Ninjas and Mountain Men

I think I’ve created a new holiday character. Introducing—-the Valentine Ninja! Here’s the story… Back in my Utah days, my roomie Tara and I hosted a Valentine sleepover for the teen and tween girls at the school where we were teaching. … Continue reading

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Brynn on the Big Screen

This has been a big month for Baby Girl. She turned 8 months this past Thursday and can now sit unsupported, pull herself from lying down into a sitting position, do the army crawl, and even get up on all fours. … Continue reading

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Daddy, Read to Me

BrynnBear is 7 months old. While having a daughter has come naturally to us, there are sparkles of delight that surprise us along the way. Parenting a dainty baby girl is beautiful. Brynn received a couple books this Christmas, and … Continue reading

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