Transformation
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Transformation

Several days ago we had a tragedy at our home…it was actually New Year’s day and we were each laying around watching football when all of a sudden, Gratzi came walking over toward us and Poppi attacked her viciously, unprovoked. This was not a friendly wrestling match at all…. Within a split second, Poppi lost...

Rosettes
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Rosettes

Earlier this week my parents came out to visit for a few days. We exchanged gifts, did a puzzle that seemed nearly impossible, played games and made Rosettes. In case you aren’t familiar with some of our Scandinavian Christmas traditions, Rosettes are a Norwegian Christmas experience. Here is how it works…. We start by mixing...

Love it but don’t like it
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Love it but don’t like it

Let’s talk about Christmas and the Holiday Season… I love it, but I don’t always like it. Let’s start with what I love….I love that Leigh-Ann has an incredible God-given gift of being able to make our house feel incredibly peaceful and serene. I love sitting down at night with just the Christmas lights on...

She said YES!
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She said YES!

On October 11, 1998, I woke up early in the morning and drove to the Midway airport in Chicago to fly out to Manchester, NH. Leigh-Ann and I had been dating for more than two years and for the past several months had talked about getting married. We had even looked at some rings together...

Smash
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Smash

A few days ago, I received a phone call from my daughter…. “I was in an accident and I think I ruined your car…” “Are you ok?” “I think I’m ok, but I think your car is totaled…” I took off with a friend as fast as we could to the accident location to make...

Waiting
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Waiting

Over the past few days, we’ve been staying in a place where we can fish out the back door. Of course, the view of the water is beautiful and life-giving, but fishing is where it’s at. The boys have had their fishing rods ready to go, we stopped at a bait shop to get some...