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It’s been a challenging couple of weeks where we’ve had more than our share of stresses–in fact, we’ve had more stress in the past couple of weeks than we’ve had in the past several years.

Summer’s pose perfectly illustrates the way I’ve been feeling the need to lean on something to stay upright. 

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Update:  After first posting this, I added my favorite scarf-tying video.  

I’m writing from Gainesville, GA, just outside of Atlanta.

Steve and I drove here (a mere 550 rainy miles) after church yesterday, getting to bed last night about 12:30 a.m. We are in Georgia for a 3-day, intensive leadership conference for pastors; we had the first session this morning and it was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait for the next two days!

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Two Videos and a Picture

September 25, 2015 — 18 Comments

Well, I promised you a video today and not only am I delivering on that promise, I am throwing in an extra video as a bonus

If you don’t at least get a chuckle or two out of the first video, you must be a very non-chuckly person.

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It’s still hard for me to believe that Nathan was even here last weekend.

He showed up. We hung out. He left. And it all passed in the blink of an eye

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September 21, 2015 — 29 Comments


A week ago, Sarah told Steve and me that she wanted to take a little road trip on Friday, just to get more practice driving out of town on her own. We were like, “Well, sure, honey. That sounds like a great idea.”

We never even thought twice about it.

Well, we found out later that there was a big story behind that little trip.

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In 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy.

In 2012, I turned fifty.

In 2013, I became a grandma for the first time.

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Meagan just took this photo of Madi and I had to share it in all its cuteness.

Madison has been the happy recipient of many gallons of her mama’s milk over the past three months and it shows. In those adorable chubby cheeks . . . it shows.

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On Labor Day, Steve and I decided that we would cease and desist from our labors and go visit that large-ish body of water that we live rather close to—ye olde Atlantic.

We decided that we would accomplish said visit in Steve’s Miata because what use is there in having this car . . . 

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