he’s 15

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Happy Birthday, Asher. Granted, this post is over a month late, but my lack of posting is no reflection of my lack of love. Because this boy makes me smile. He’s one year 11 months away from driving. And less than 3 years away from being officially an “adult”. He’s 6′ tall and wears a […]

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freedom

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Yesterday was the 4th of July. Sun shining, high temps in the mid 80′s and a light breeze blowing. We had the picnic basket ready to go by 11 AM. By 12, our picnic lunch was devoured. And we let the kids – souped up on bologna sandwiches, cheese sticks and Cherry Coke – run […]

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meet our new daughter

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It’s my birthday. And birthday girls get to do what birthday girls want to do, amiright? So today, on my big day (both figuratively and literally), I want to introduce y’all to someone very, very special. Meet our new daughter. We will name her Clementine. Clementine was a name we’ve considered in the past, but […]

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out and about

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It’s summer. And all my babies are home. My most favorite time of year. And there is so much I want to squeeze into the time we are all together – all fun stuff, of course. But the truth is, we just don’t get out a whole lot. For several reasons. 1) I am a […]

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it’s summer, the end.

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Finishing out with Miss Isabelle, our public schooler turned homeschooler. Because it just seems like she deserves a post of her own. In November of last year we pulled Isabelle out of public school to bring her home. It was, honestly, quite a surprise to all of us as we weren’t expecting to homeschool her […]

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it’s summer, continued again.

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About this time last year, I posted about the curriculum I’d purchased for the 2013-2014 school year. So, as we close out the year with pictures and an end-of-the-year interview, I figured I’d toss in a quick review of the curriculum choices we made. Because I am nothing if not opinionated. But first, the year-end […]

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it’s summer, continued.

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A few days ago I posted about the “school kids” and their last day of school. Today I’m following up with the littlest three. And then I’ll cover the “homeschool kids”. Slow and steady. …………………….. First is our littlest peanut, Tallula. Tallula is 39″ and 33 pounds. That means she has grown 2 inches and […]

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become a mentoring mom

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I am so. excited. This project has been in the *dream* stage for a long time. But with a website overhaul pending, and realizing our need for more organizational and informational supports to make No Hands But Ours all it can be, the time to turn this dream into reality is now. Joining me on […]

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it’s summer.

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And school is out. How the heck did that happen? Actually, school has been out for a week already and I’m just now getting my head above water long enough to post these pictures I took on the last day of school (aka last morning to wake up at 5:45 until September, hallelujah). And in […]

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Maria’s Big House of Hope spotlight: Nathalie

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**Today Show Hope and I are switching blogs. I’m sharing over there and they’re sharing over here. So excited to share this sweet little one – and all about Show Hope Care Centers – with y’all.** Back in 2003, Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, founded Show Hope out of their desire to […]

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