To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush Thank You to My Blogging Family! At this time last year, this blog was nothing but a concept that had sparked within the back of my imagination. “Can I really keep up with this?” I wondered. “And if […]
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We took the kids to a tree farm near our house to cut down our own Christmas Tree this year… we ended up with a scraggly little weed that would never pass for a real tree in the major stores, but the kids just fell in love with it! So many to choose from… Running […]
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Hearing familiar carols, seeing merry lights twinkling on every street, and smelling the indescribable aroma of fresh-baked cookies always sends my thoughts on a happy trip down Memory Lane. Of all the wonderful Christmas memories I’ve shared with my loved ones over the years, however, there is one that I’ll never forget. It […]
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Today is National Adoption Day, an event which took on new meaning for us as we finalized the adoption of our two children this morning! Words cannot describe what it felt like to stand before the judge and hear him pronounce us a forever family, with all the rights and responsibilities this entails. This […]
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About 16 months ago, my wife and I got “the call” from CPS, letting us know that there were two children in need of a foster home. After months of training and working to become licensed foster parents, this was the moment we had been praying for. It was love at first sight for […]
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Allow me to introduce you to the amazing, never before seen Curious George mini-pumpkin! (Courtesy of my two-year-old son…) Here’s one side of my Batman pumpkin… sadly, this bat almost flew away (had to hold it down with toothpicks…) And here’s the other side of my Batman pumpkin. The kids weren’t too impressed, but […]
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When we go to college, we fully expect to receive an education and learn the material in our textbooks. What we often find surprising, however, is how much our professors end up teaching us about life. This was the case for me on the fateful September 11, 2001 – when my English professor taught me […]
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The following entry was submitted to the Favorite Date Contest on Tales from the Laundry Room, where participants share their most memorable date for a chance to win a book entitled, “$10 Great Dates: Connecting, Love, Marriage, and Fun on a Budget.” What a fantastic idea – to talk about your favorite dating memories […]
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The “Back to School” season is in full swing! Grocery stores are packed to the brim with school supplies, students are arming themselves with new clothes, new backpacks, and new hairstyles, and next week most of them will be back in the classroom. I still remember my first day of Kindergarten like it was […]
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