From Jackson

My second-born, never short on affection, a big athlete in a little body and a snaggletooth for years to come

Throwback to my little garden helpers

I started gardening in 2007 and failed miserably. 2008 was better, though not by much, and I stopped gardening altogether when we moved to Texas because I didn’t understand the climate or the soil. (Plus, our back yard was the size of a single-car garage.) When we settled into our current house in 2012, I …

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Backstage at the Orange and White Game

A few weeks ago, an opportunity was presented to us for Jackson to meet the University of Tennessee, Knoxville statisticians – the guys who keep track of every yard, every punt, every point for the home football games – a career possibility that Chuck and I have encouraged for Jackson. He’s an excellent math student …

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January Wrap-Up of Busyness

For those who follow this blog for family updates, my apologies. The boys still exist. They are doing well. We all are. In the interest of brevity, here’s a rundown of things you might be interested to know: We started our second semester with the new homeschool co-op and we still love it. The boys …

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Teaching selflessness, the hardest thing ever

So I’ve never mentioned this on the blog before, and I’m slightly hesitant even now, but lately I’ve been consumed with teaching my boys to think outside themselves, a task that is tremendously more difficult at Christmas time. Three years ago when we joined our church, I asked around about volunteer work that the boys …

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