Category Archives: Family Life

Month in Review: February ’14

My friend Anne has been showing her week in pictures for over a year, and it is just so darn neat. I was thinking about what a bad scrapbooker/keeper of memories/posterity preserver I am and decided I would try to … Continue reading

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Four months ago. That’s when we stepped back onto American soil. When we stumbled through customs in a haze. When we drank 5-Hour energy to make the trip home from Chicago, alternately opening the windows to flood the van with … Continue reading

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To the Fantastic Four…

As we end our time in Thailand, we are blessed to spend time on the beach, reconnecting as a family, doing family-ish things, and enjoying the natural beauty this amazing country offers. I’m doing lots of reflecting, which is sometimes … Continue reading

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Eat Hotdogs

Ten years ago today, my aunt Teresa died after battling melanoma. That day, my pregnancy book told me James’s heart started beating. I think they are just estimating when they give those dates, but I’ve always loved that it worked … Continue reading

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The P.J. Post

I’m an only child. But I’m from a big extended family, made up of more big families (I’m the youngest of 52 grandchildren, from 9 aunts and uncles). Growing up, I admired my older cousins. From my perspective, they were all … Continue reading

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My 5 Year Plan

  Yesterday, I had a couple hours to sit and reflect. I rode my bike down to a little open air café at the end of our village…super cute, literally run out of their home in their front yard. I … Continue reading

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Hard…and Amazing

We’re one week into our time in Thailand, and my reflections are so scattered and vast, it’s difficult to know where to start. Here are a few of the highlights in pictures. I also managed to bake some (adapted) GF … Continue reading

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