Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Our Katie is a teenager!

She is strong willed and caring.

She loves books!  Keeper of the Lost Cities and Harry Potter

The Greatest Showman is also at the top of her list these days.

She is so full of energy!

I love you always, Katie.  Obviously.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Our Elliana is five years old today!

She is full of energy and has orange bows with teal dresses.

She is funny and spunky.

She's learning to read and learning her numbers.
I think her greatest ambition is to weigh enough to ride in a booster seat!

Happy birthday to you, Ellie!

Love always,

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


I was always a reader, but I must admit, the past few years it has been harder to get through books further than the ones we're reading for school.  I've managed to get some reading done around the edges of our days lately though.

Everybody Always...finished.  I didn't agree with every word, but this was a great book about caring for our neighbor, especially that one you don't like.

The Daniel Dilemma...partway through.  Another book confronting living out faith in our current social climate.  I have been reading borrowed books from the library, so I’ve not gotten as far in this one, since I get to keep it.

Lessons my Father Taught Me...several chapters in.  A very interesting biography of Ronald Reagan by his son, Michael.  I was a child during the Reagan era so I remember his voice on the nightly news and the jelly beans on his desk in the Oval Office.  I also remember him campaigning for George Bush in my hometown.  He'd been shot several years prior, and while he was in the basketball stadium there was a loud crack.  He hit the floor, secret service men covered him.  He chuckled as everyone came to realize a balloon on the stage had popped.  It is great to read about this man from the perspective of one of his sons.

Persuasion...barely started.  I love Austen, but I do find books with lots of characters more difficult to pick up in the middle, which is how I read, in short bursts these days, but it is Jane Austen, a favorite.

What are you reading?

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