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Do You Live Near?

As Dw and I were praying over the winter about our trip across the country to the old home place we felt that the Lord would have us change things up a bit this summer….and we contacted those who have invested in The Gem to see if they would be willing to host a “Gem…

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You Know You Want To…

I’m super excited to announce an upcoming mission trip to Uganda!!  I will be leading the team and it has been planned specifically shorter than most to accommodate moms!!  I would love you to join me!!  The flight prices are dropping like flies and are cheaper than they’ve been for a long while…and truthfully I’m…

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Ruby’s Wish…..

Oh how we have loved all your guesses!!! And for the record, I wasn’t trying to be mean or ornery – one of Ruby’s sibs suggested how fun it would be to have people guess and well…..the rest is history!! We have enjoyed reading your ideas – they all sounded so very fun!  But I…

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Her Wish Is Coming True!!

A few weeks back I shared that we had some very special visitors at our home – the wish grantors from Make-A-Wish!!  These two sweet ladies came to celebrate Ruby’s doctor nominating her to have a wish granted through Make-A-Wish.  Her life-threatening seizures and being medical fragile prompted him to nominate her.  The wish grantors…

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Hardworking Farmers

We’re currently cruising through the beautiful farmland of Missouri taking in all the scenes of beautiful barns, old farmhouses and gorgeous wildflowers on the roadside. Before leaving Arizona Dw and his closest friend, Stan, were talking on the phone.  Stan is an agribusinessman with an enormous farm outside the town Dw grew up in.  While…

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Look at Her Now!!

In spite of all that medical professionals declared over our Ruby-girl this sweet chica of ours is thriving, spunky as ever and now one year older!!   Back when we were bringing her home I wasn’t even sure if she would live through the flights…and here she is on Father’s Day  – celebrating her 9th birthday!! She…

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How Did We “Luck Out”??

Over the years many people have commented on how we seem to have “lucked out” and brought home the most amazing kids.  Although I’ve heard it more times than I could ever count, it still takes me by surprise!  Why am I surprised?  Because although I’m no expert and folks could call me crazy –…

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Oh America

We have loved walking and riding through our neighborhood this May and noticing home after home proudly displaying an American flag.  Truthfully, it seems like there are many more hanging this year than previous years. I remember when the United States was attacked on 9-11 and all the flags that were put out in front…