The older our kids get, the bigger the pile of graduation announcements that fill our mailbox. It’s just as much fun as receiving Christmas cards! For many of these kids, we’ve known them since birth or the early years, while some are new friends to the family. Either way, I love celebrating college and high…

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Quarantine has been a big birthday stretch for us – three in two months! We’re postponing the party until next weekend because we wanted it to double as a “praise the Lord school is over” shindig, too. And, we should be in Phase II here in Texas, which means a bit more social interaction. Y’all…

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Scott looked at me yesterday and said, “Is she really six?” As I put Gianna to bed last night, I glanced up at the framed photos in her room. They’re some of my favorites. As she snuggled in tight, she laid her head on my chest and said, “Let’s pray, mama. I’m tired.” And I…

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What are we on, day 70 billion of quarantine? It’s late, I’ve had a Shiner and it’s time for quarantine Kathryn to share a few thoughts. I think, by now, many of us have felt all the feelings: disbelief, exhaustion, frustration, some semblance of peace, disillusionment, joy, and everything in between. When all this first…

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I’m *about* a week late to getting this published on the blog. LIFE. I mean, it’s been written in my head for a long time. Does that count? It’s birthday letter time. Here we go. Dear John Paul, What an exceptional year with you. When you were a baby, you were such a stinker (in…

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