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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Last September, Gianna started talking about how much she loved donuts. I said, “Maybe we could do a donut party?” And lo and behold, that little stinker never forgot. In fact, we’ve been hearing about this infamous donut party for 9 solid months. When COVID-19 hit, I was like, oh hell no. We are having…

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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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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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The kids are taller, I’m a tiny bit more seasoned, the stress of taking family photos is lessened, and the memories? They are more precious. For 23 years, we’ve been wishing the world a Merry Christmas from our house to yours. Whether this season brings you great joy or reminds you of tremendous loss or…

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