I realized, as I typed that title, I’m not doing a bang up job in the department of selling the big family lifestyle. It’s really more like, “jump off the train while there’s still time, y’all!” Oh for the love. It’s just been a barrel of monkeys around here. Let’s start with Mr. Head Laceration.…

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November 3 has been circled on the calendar for many months. One of the NICUs where Luke resided held its annual reunion and it is always a wonderful time. We get a chance to reconnect with nurses and doctors who really walked with us some of Luke’s darkest days. They know where we were and…

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This Friday, you actually get the story of the week, peppered with quotes (as noted by the fancy-shmancy italics).  This is a doozie and totally sums up life with five kids.  Enjoy. Last Friday afternoon, just before naptime, the kids were playing hide-n-go seek.  All fine and dandy until someone gets hurt, right?  I call them out…

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Yes, really.  Sometimes, instead of crying in that dark corner in the hospital, I find myself laughing hysterically.  I mean, really.  What kind of family does this happen to??  Evidently ours. I’m starting to think that when I told God I wanted an exciting, fun-filled life, he thought this would be a funny way to…

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It’s all fun and games until somebody gets stitches. Yes, during the family outing to Mel’s (which is a super fun bowling alley, by the way), we only made it through a bowling game before crazy waltzed right back into the family. Something about two brothers, racing to put up bowling balls, smacking into each…

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