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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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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