Monthly Archives: August 2014

I am a Soccer Mom

Tonight was the clincher: although we have had soccer for Elam and Calista for 3 weeks, tonight was the true test if I could claim the coveted title.  I now boldly proclaim I am a soccer mom. I started by … Continue reading

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Locker Room Theology

I have started to think many of us view church, or Christian community, in one of two ways: Let me start with the locker room.  There are vastly different designs to the locker rooms my husband and I use at … Continue reading

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Survival Skills

Minutes after publishing the last post about how hard things have been around here, we had a few more firsts and a few more tragedies. Did you know our eyeballs can bleed?  Yep, learned it about 4 hours after my … Continue reading

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And then the wheels came off…

Well minutes after I posted “the new normal” I thought to myself, maybe I spoke too soon. It had been a few days filled with many, hard hours parenting kids who were fighting, Brian having to work a lot of … Continue reading

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The New Normal

This past week has had a few new surprises and we are starting to settle into our new normal. Calista has had a loose tooth for 2 weeks.  Last week she asked “how are you and daddy going to handle … Continue reading

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Regular Places

It’s 10:00.  The kids just finished meal #5.  I’m underestimating that, but let’s say it’s 5.  Elam had soccer at 5:00.  Then we whipped through our church’s neighborhood outreach event.  Up the street, Calista’s game started at 7pm. And now, … Continue reading

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What have we done? And other fancy thoughts while mowing…

I started to blog yesterday, one of the toughest days we have had so far.  But it was full of whining, boring details of waffle batter gone bad, yelling mommy moments and 2 older kids who didn’t listen.  The day … Continue reading

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