Besties in Atlanta

Jeremy Alex and Jackson 2016

Our Atlanta weekend getaway was long overdue. In fact, we were supposed to go in January, but Salem’s last hospitalization nixed that. Instead, we capped off our spring break with a few days with some of our best friends. We ate good food, went bowling, and hung around the condo. Corey and I escaped to Ulta […]

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A Week of Yes

Tablets

It’s spring break, friends! Can I get an amen? We aren’t at the beach, we aren’t on a cruise. We aren’t across the country on a Rocky Mountain excursion. Those things would be nice, but we have summer plans and other plans, so spring break is simply that – a break. It’s a break from […]

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First Snow Day of 2016

Snowball

It wasn’t a substantial snow, but for East Tennesseans it was a big deal. The neighborhood kiddos got out of school, so once my boys finished a few subjects they were able to spend the rest of the afternoon outside. These photos were taken yesterday just as the snow got started. We scarcely got an inch, […]

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Grace, age 12

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It is a weird phenomena to see the face of a child I met at birth and also see a glimmer of the woman she will become. Grace and Jeremy were born the same year, two months apart, and she has been beautiful the whole time. When the family visited us a couple of weeks […]

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Autumnal Sunday Afternoon

Problem solving in the maze

We’ve gone to this corn maze every year since moving back to East Tennessee. I’m sure there are other good ones in the area, but we are creatures of habit. It pains me to acknowledge that October is nearly over. It just flew by and I’m fighting a little sadness about it. To cope, I’m […]

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Fall Break Guests No. 2 and 3

Me and Corey at UT 2015

Corey and Alex showed up Friday night to round out our fall break. Per usual, Alex and Jeremy got right to playing as if they see each other all the time. Like Jeremy and Ethan, these two seem to forget that they live in separate cities. The long weekend was busy with Minecraft, playing outside, and goofing […]

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