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Category Archives: Being Intentional (Parenting & Marriage)

Stay-cation: Rayna’s Day!

Matthew was pretty excited when he drew Rayna’s name from our Stay-cation-name-cup.  Being that he’s super thoughtful towards all of us, he thought-out and secretly planned ALL of Rayna’s favorite things! The morning started with Matthew’s pancakes!  (Matthew doesn’t mess-around when it comes to pancakes!  Forget the thick, healthy, fluffy ones.  He makes them thin… […]

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Stay-cation: MY Day!

I was just about to dump Rayna’s small trash container when something told me to open-up the crumbled-up piece of paper at the bottom.  I took out the piece of paper and saw the list she’d been working on since she drew MY name for our Stay-cation week at home (during the kid’s Spring Break).  […]

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Stay-cation: Ruthie’s Day!

  “Ruthie…  After YOUR day, you’re gonna’ need surgery to get the smile off your face!” -Ross     It was true. Ruthie DID have an INCREDIBLE Stay-cation day planned by Ross. He thought of EVERYTHING she LOVED… He started the morning off RIGHT with a dozen {HOT & FRESH} Krispy Kreme donuts! Matthew does […]

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Stay-cation: Ross’ Day!

I was excited that I drew Ross‘ name for our family’s Stay-cation! Chocolate chip muffins for breakfast… Barbecue for lunch… Totally surprised Ross by pulling into his buddy’s driveway and telling him he was spending the night with us… (Then, they caught a bat.  Don’t ask.) AN ATTEMPT AT HOMEMADE Fried-rice and frozen egg rolls… […]

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Stay-cation: Matthew’s Day!

Although we always love the time we spend with our extended family, after three back-to-back trips (Mississippi… Colorado… then, Georgia), we knew we needed to stay home for Spring Break.  As I tried coming up with ideas that all of us would enjoy, it crossed my mind that there were FIVE of us- the SAME […]

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My Favorite Shepherd

People often question my sanity when they find out my family is on the road AGAIN.  My sanity would most CERTAINLY be challenged if they knew the REAL truth:  We were driving over 7 hours to… with 3 kids… to stay a place less than 2 days… with NOTHING on our agenda once we arrived. […]

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Our Christmas “Gift” (Colorado, Part 2)

In case you missed it, I wrote in my last post, Part 1 of “Our Christmas “Gift,” about our family’s decision to skip PRESENTS and take a family TRIP instead. BEST. TRADE. EVER. One of the HIGHLIGHTS of our trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado was going DOG SLEDDING! Even though I love using words to […]

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