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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Texas Forever

A couple of summers ago, our family ventured around the state of Texas in search of BBQ and Jesus (it’s all in my upcoming book, y’all!) and we had a blast. So, when Ave Maria reached out and asked if I’d share my favorite site in celebration of a new book by Marge Steinhage Fenelon,…

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**This post contains affiliate links.** I love to take photos, just ask my kids. When we’re on vacation, I’m usually behind the camera which means I have tons of pictures of my kids and Scott but very few of us all together. Two years ago, I discovered Flytographer just before our 20th wedding anniversary trip…

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Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of our epic road trip to the east coast. It was 13 days filled with joy, sibling fights, a bazillion rest stops, one major meltdown on the side of I-10, great memories and lots of hugs with awesome people. Oh, and we saw a…

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Our Easter was (mostly) great. We’re always excited to have Scott home. His office takes the same holidays as our kids’ Catholic school. Benefit of working for the church! For the past several years, we’ve made Easter weekend one full of hard labor. And, nothing says hard labor like two cubic yards of compost and…

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