Kids

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Summer Reading Logs

I’m especially excited about this summer because two of our three kids are reading independently, making them the perfect age to participate in summer reading programs.

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Graduation Gift

We each must find the verse that we will contribute and speak it will all the power and grace of Shakespeare. Our part will be measured into the entire script and we will be extraordinary.

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Our Family Rules

How. Great. Is. This? I came across it on Etsy last week and ordered it immediately from Alexander Creative. When it arrived on my doorstep yesterday, I dropped everything and went out to get a frame. The kids shared in my joy (Rule 3, baby!), and Evan has already said at least four times that the…

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12:35 PM

Never Grow Up Your little hand’s wrapped around my finger And it’s so quiet in the world tonight Your little eyelids flutter cause you’re dreaming So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light To you everything’s funny, you got nothing to regret I’d give all I have, honey If you could stay…

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The Caped Cute-Sader

I’ve always despised February. It’s so…pink. And the birthdays. Good gracious, the birthdays. And anniversaries. And proposals. I know like 20 wonderful people born or married or proposed to in February, many within days of each other. So let’s face it: before Facebook gave me an excuse to stop sending people cards in the actual…

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A Tradition Worth Skyping

We’re in a new city this year, so we are going to have to rely on technology to help us keep one Minnesota Christmas Eve tradition alive. Ryan’s parents started this very special reading of the Christmas story two years ago, and on Saturday night we are going to throw Skype on our TV to…

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The Christmas Daddy Date

“She probably won’t remember the heart necklace I bought her for Christmas this past year when she’s 12…but I am guessing she will remember our Saturday morning trips to the Waffle House…and it is my prayer she will treasure those times deeply.” ~Perry Noble     Tonight was Ryan and Selah’s Christmas Daddy Date, and there…

"Boys want to conquer and subdue, and if the terrain before them is the back yard, then that is what they want to conquer. The point of discipline with boys is to channel and direct their energy into an obedient response to the cultural mandate. It is not to squash that energy, destroying it or making it sullen. Boys therefore should be in training to become men who exercise dominion, they should be learning to be lords in the earth, they should learn to be adventurous and visionary."

Douglas Wilson, Future Men

 

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