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2014: End of Year Thoughts…

I had someone ask me the other day if I was going to do our Christmas letter again this year and I just laughed. There's absolutely no way I have the time or energy to sit down and chronicle everything that happened this past year. Let's see... Spencer started walking (sorry, I meant running) and he hasn't looked up, he's also an excellent climber … [Read more...]

Reflections on Christmas 2013

I think when we become parents we have a lot of things that we said "we'd always do" or "we'd never do when we are parents" blow up in our faces one by one in the first few years. I made the declaration to myself right after we were blessed w/ my son Spencer that I would be the historian for his entire childhood by blogging and photographing his … [Read more...]

Everyday Gratitude…

I've noticed the trend has fired up on Facebook again this month (and already fizzled for some) where everyone posts something they are thankful or grateful for each day. While I like that idea I've always wondered why we really put a lot of focus on doing this once a year, and yes I get it, it's Thanksgiving after all that. The point I'm trying to … [Read more...]

Reasons to be Thankful…

The other day on Veterans Day I happened upon an opportunity to treat a homeless veteran to lunch, I didn’t go looking for him, just spotted him as I walked out of a convenience store and discerned from his appearance that he was homeless. I felt thankful that I was able to do this for him on Veterans Day of all days. A few minutes later at a … [Read more...]