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Home alone for a week

December 11, 2015

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Clarissa took the girls to visit her grandma in Idaho leaving me with some valuable uninterrupted time to work on our 92 year old house. 92 years ago someone put this toilet in the middle of this room in our basement, along the way some plumbing and painting changes have happened but it was still […]

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Starbucks is Saving Christmas

November 7, 2015

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I know that there has been a lot going around about how Starbucks hates Christmas (see here). But it is not true. In fact they love it. They have gone undercover to save Christmas. Don’t believe me? Let me show you: The Red Cup that says nothing. So many have accused Starbucks of hating Jesus for […]

joyous birthday celebrations

October 2, 2015

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  After such a difficult past few months, our hearts are especially full of joy in celebrating the birthdays of our two little girls. Our days are often full of picking up the same messes, reminding Valencia not to climb onto the kitchen counters, and pulling all manner of things out of Tessa’s mouth even […]

Contessa is crawling!!!

August 9, 2015

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Two months ago we had no idea what Tessa’s recovery might be….and we still don’t know for certain what nerve damage may ultimately remain. But she just started crawling, which means her legs are able to work in a coordinated fashion. We are thrilled!

reflecting on 7 years… the destination Orcas Island

August 7, 2015

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Seven years ago we said, “I do” or “I will” or something like that. It was the beginning our our journey. Seven years ago we honeymooned on Orcas Island. A quaint community in the Puget Sound about 1.5 hours north of Seattle. 84 Lunaversaries later (yes, we celebrate our monthly anniversary) we headed back to […]