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Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday of the year and it’s made even better by spending it with my large, loud, and energetic family. This year both of my sisters and their families made it back to Iowa so we crammed into Mom & Dad’s house–all 22 of us–and there wasn’t a quiet space to be […]

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My sweet child, Two years ago on this day, I finally saw your beautiful face for the very first time. It was surreal and wonderful all at the same time. When you were born, you didn’t cry. People say that babies should always cry when they’re born; that’s how you know they’re okay. But you […]

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After getting settled in, water sliding, eating really gross smoothies, and zip lining (all in part one here), we were ready to go hiking on Saturday! Carla volunteered to stay at the house with the toddlers (Henry & Winston) while they napped so the remaining crew headed over to Old Man’s Cave. It was absolutely […]

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