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    life: [noun] the period between birth and death of a person. that's what's going on over here. the everything in between. the breaths that are exclusively mine, the experiences only i can carry out, and the moments that were specifically created for me. this is my story.

Category Archives: LIFESONGS

growing, gaining.

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again … this life is about learning. Learning balance.  Learning to love.  Learning to grow.  Learning to change … As much

thoughts. things.

Goodness. Since I started blogging, I don’t think I have ever had a quiet spell this long between posts.  Lately it’s been a learning/growing/patience building spell(!) and quite

over here.

Happy week, friends!  It’s been a bit of a crazy few weeks over here – for more ways than one.  Not only is my role within our business busy lately…  we are expecting another

today.

Today marks the day of our wedding anniversary.  Today is a day that we began our husband-wife adventures on.  Today … a day I could not be more grateful for. He provides for me and our little

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Hunter Elias: there is a new snuggly side about you lately … we just can’t get enough of your hugs and kisses that you so freely share. Judah West: even though there are some days i

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Judah West: you always help your mama out with such a pride that makes my heart swell.  i’m so blessed by your giving heart. Hunter Elias: i wish i could bottle up the sounds of the squeals

build up the right things.

The wise woman builds her house, But with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.  Proverbs 14:1 It’s so easy to “keep going” with life’s busy-ness and not take the

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Hunter Elias: it seriously feels like yesterday you would only be in the stroller for our walks.  now, there is nothing holding you back from racing ahead with the big kids. Judah West: this day,

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Hunter Elias: Your “cheese ball” face.  You are such a little ham. Judah West: You do stuff just to crack us up.  And sometimes, not even on purpose.

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Judah West: You love wearing gloves and are a big fan of the snow!  Watching you play makes me feel like I am a kid again.  Never lose your curious nature. Hunter Elias: Your sense for adventure is

simply put.

Life can get so incredibly busy sometimes (like with me lately and our company books!).  And really, it doesn’t matter what you are doing, time never will stop and life will always feel busy

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Judah West: your smile can cut through any gloomy day … even the smirky kind. Hunter Elias: these past few weeks, you’ve been waking up mid-nap just to fall asleep on me for the

friday introductions [on a sunday].

I wasn’t going to do a friday introduction this week, but then I thought the question asked this week was a good thing to think through.  And yes, it’s supposed to be a friday post, but

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Hunter Elias: you are now 1 year and 2 months old. the word I think of when I see you this week is wonderment. Judah West: you are now 2 years and 7 months old. the word I think of when I see you

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What a cool project this has been.  Some weeks were a lot less creative than other weeks, but it was all about documenting, right?  I’m hoping to make a book of each of their 52 weeks from

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 Truth be told, I took these a couple days after this week was over, but I figure they still can count.  I call these shots, “the times I caught their awkward faces”. Judah West: you are

joy to your world.

 My only “house goal” for the month of December was to have a complete clean on our upstairs floor (where all the bedrooms are).  It’s December 23 … and today, I finally did

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Judah West: you are always so imaginative.  i hope you never lose that creative, ingenious spark about you.Hunter Elias: you are always so curious.  i love gaining your perspective of life

well, hello december.

It’s only December 4, and we already are shoulder-deep in Christmas season busy-ness!  I was writing out our monthly calendar, realizing that the few weekends that are in December are

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Judah West: lately, you haven’t been letting me take your picture.  i’m sure glad i was able to sneak this one in! Hunter Elias: trains, trucks, wheels – anything that

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Judah West: you’ve always got a plan up your sleeve … today’s was a motorbike ride with your backpack and an important phone call.Hunter Elias: your smile these days just lights

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Judah West & Hunter Elias: today, you guys weren’t really digging the outdoors. but that’s ok … there’s always tomorrow.

joy in EVERY moment.

It’s around 6:05am, my husbands alarm song goes off.  Since this the third time he’s pressed the snooze button, he declares that he is sleeping in a bit this morning. Glory be

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Judah West: you exude such a passion for everything you do …  we love that about you. Hunter Elias: there is a face for everything, and there is not one face that I can’t help but

happy 1st birthday.

I can barely believe it … my Hunter-bear is one!  Parts of me feel like it was way longer ago, and other parts feel like he should only be 2 months old right now.  This year has been the most

frame of mind.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  Abraham Lincoln Perspective is a huge element of literally, every aspect in our

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Judah West: I am convinced you are going to be one great worker, at whatever you do!  It’s always on your mind to “work” and get stuff done just like papa … it makes my

tender moments.

Much like this post, I can see that nearing birthdays is going to be a time of nostalgia for me.  These boys are the quintessence of my role as mama and I mean, with cuteness like that face,

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Judah West & Hunter Elias: yous are far, the best (and cutest!) kitchen cleaning helpers I have ever known!

creating time.

Lately, I have had no more time to squeeze.  It seems from the minute I wake up, to when I crash for bed(!) every moment is taken with something.  For a gal who loves to be in control of

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Judah West: you call this our family park and you especially love this train.Hunter Elias: that smirk just about says it all – t r o u b l e ! !

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Judah West: Closet clown.Hunter Elias: Rocking clown.

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Judah West: You were very happy to pose for these pictures (with your great Auntie Shirley) and are quite proudly telling the story of how you scraped your nose after you crashed your bike with

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Judah West: Your imagination is amazing.  I hope you never lose touch with it.Hunter Elias: Your need for adventure is riveting.  May you always put the “epic” in what you

overheard / 4

After much anticipation, we were finally able to meet our friend’s baby girl, Nia, the other day.  She is such a beautiful baby and the most darling thing to hold (at the stage she still

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Judah West:  Every type of machinery intrigues you.  To whomever thought to add these “diggers” to playgrounds, me and my son are very grateful. Hunter Elias:  Just