A Few Good Men

I love these good-looking guys. We had a pretty chill Father’s Day. Gene and Caleb are plenty tired from working on Kelsey and Caleb’s new house, so they welcomed a relaxing day. Both guys (actually all three guys) found time for a short nap. I am honored to be Gene’s […]

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Today I Made a Hard Decision

I have been overwhelmed lately. Being overwhelmed always comes with its fraternal twin, frustration, and their younger sibling, guilt, in tow. Okay, enough of the family analogy. You get the idea. I feel like I have more to do than time to do it. I feel like I am always […]

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A Little Skin in the Game

Today Kelsey and I literally tore up her kitchen. She chiseled away at the layers of plywood and linoleum (2 different kinds!) to uncover a beautiful hardwood floor, which they will have professionally refinished. It will be gorgeous. I chiseled through layers of plaster, 2 kinds of wallpaper (one a […]

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Katie and My Nudge

Today was full of wonderful time with family—lots of work, but good. I helped take care of Harvey this afternoon while Kelsey and Gene worked on Kelsey and Caleb’s house. Gene and I are thrilled to be a part of their dream. But first today I was blessed by our […]

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The Best Is Yet To Come

I wrote this piece last night right before bed. “The Perfect Family” is my nickname for our neighbors who live across our little lake. I call them “The Perfect Family” because they are so fun and have a chocolate Labrador Retreiver.   The Perfect Family had a party tonight. It […]

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One Reason I Write

I tried to write this last night, but couldn’t. I needed to let my brain cool off after a long weekend of all the kids home—so many conversations, questions, planning, activities. My brain needed time to identify, file, organize, and process everything I experienced over the past four days. Something […]

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Little Bit of Everything Today

Wow. Today was a little bit of lots of things. First, I finished the last chapter for the last time the focus group meets on Friday. I am sad to see it come to an end. I have loved getting to know these women. I am honored they have given […]

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Sheer Delight

These pictures from our dinner tonight tell the story. I don’t need to say a word. (But I will.) You can see his mind working—what can I do with a spoon and fork? I’m sure he’s not the first toddler to ask that question in his mind. After a few […]

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There Will Be Failures

This morning I while working on the material for Friday I received a sweet text from a dear friend. She was at the spring brunch at the church she and my daughter, Kelsey, attend. Her text read, “Kelsey is doing a great job speaking!” My heart sank. What? Was Kelsey […]

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