Advent
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Advent

For the past several days, our family has been longing to be together. Our oldest has been away at college and we have missed her. And I’m pretty sure she has missed us . Yesterday, as we waited for her arrival, we got a text that said, “ETA 5:12.” As time passed, I noticed most...

Are we there yet?
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Are we there yet?

This past week, Leigh-Ann and I and the kids travelled to Minnesota to celebrate Thanksgiving with my side of the family. I love almost everything about road trips…except for at least two things: 1. Stopping for bathroom breaks. 2. Listening to “are we there yet?” I am the type of driver that loves to get...

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Hey

Last night after practice, four of our kids and I ended up having an entire indoor soccer field to ourselves. So we decided to spread out. Alexa practiced some shots on me in the goal and the three boys were about sixty yards away on the opposite end of the field, playing a game of...

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Winter Storm Warning

In case you haven’t heard, we are under a weather advisory. From what I have gathered the temp is hovering at freezing, there is some precipitation around the metro and the roads could be slick. So, be careful! I have a love/hate relationship with meteorologists. I check my weather app regularly, and it seems they are...

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Chiefs Win

Last night the KC Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders 21-13. This is a rivalry that has been going on longer than I’ve been alive and certainly longer than the 17 years I’ve been living in Kansas City. Due to the New Life women’s Christmas party at our house, the boys and I were assigned to...

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Preparing for Christmas

This past week we began preparing for Christmas at the Campbell house. This means we have to transport  all the tubs full of decorations from the garage to the house. Then we unfold and unravel everything, and reinstall it. We have some basic responsibilities: Troy: Move boxes upstairs, set up Christmas tree, hang exterior lights....

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Hope

On Wednesday, Leigh-Ann and I and our five kids packed into our minivan to drive off to Branson for two days over Thanksgiving break. We made a few stops along the way and were cruising right along until…. BOOM! It sounded like one of our tires blew out…but it was riding smooth. It didn’t take...

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Hope at the gas pump…

This past Tuesday the temperature took a dive. Mid-day, I was out and about and needed to get some gas. So I zipped up my coat, put on my gloves and started pumping gas. The pump was really slow. So slow that the driver of a Plumbing van pulled up after me, went inside to...

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A weary world rejoices…

A few days ago I came home at the end of a busy day, drove in the garage, shut the garage door, kicked off my shoes and walked upstairs. And then it happened… I was on the landing with about six steps to go until I reached the kitchen when I paused in order to...