Clearing and cleaning
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Clearing and cleaning

Family dinners are a highlight for our household. Even with plenty of kids and crisscrossing schedules, Leigh-Ann works hard to get us circled around an amazing meal several nights a week. We have a rule that whoever cooks, doesn’t have to clean up, and that leaves everyone else to either slide out of the kitchen...

Drifts
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Drifts

After the past few days, I’m guessing you all might have some stories about the snow. It feels like Minnesota here in Kansas City. But it also feels like Kansas City because in a few days it’s supposed to be 64 degrees again. Nothing explains KC weather like shifting from shorts to snow pants and...

Propane Fire Pit and the Big Picture
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Propane Fire Pit and the Big Picture

Have you ever missed the big picture because you were focused on a particular detail? This past week, the boys and I decided to build a table/bench for a fire pit. I love sitting outside and have wanted a rectangular, propane fire pit in the front of our house ever since I enjoyed the massive...

Tom Brady
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Tom Brady

This past week, the greatest NFL Quarterback of all-time retired. In 22 seasons, Tom Brady won 278 games and 7 of 10 super bowls. He threw for 710 touchdowns and a total of 97, 569 yards (more than 55 miles of completions). He is leaving the game with an incredible reputation for winning. Even at...

Go Chiefs!!!
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Go Chiefs!!!

By far the biggest topic of conversation in KC this past week is the 42-36 OT win for the Kansas City Chiefs. In case you’ve been in isolation for the past week, the Chiefs were down 36-33 with 13 SECONDS left in the game. Many are calling this the greatest game of all time with...

Leadership
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Leadership

On January 15, 1929, Michael King Jr. was born. This was the beginning of a life that impacted millions of people and inspired change for generations to come. He was the youngest person to be awarded a Nobel peace prize. He delivered his famous “I have a dream speech” in front of more than 250,000...

Empty Tube
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Empty Tube

This morning as I was getting ready for the day, I got to the “brush my teeth” part of the routine and noticed the tube was about empty. This was not a surprise…it’s been getting close for a while and since Leigh-Ann and I have separate sinks and toothpaste…this one is on me. We also...

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...