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Tag Archives: Rochester

Class of 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!  I loved getting to know each of you, learning about all of the things you have already overcome and accomplished in your life and hearing about your plans for the future. Together, we battled poison ivy and strange creatures in the brush, waded in creeks, climbed and searched and...

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Jovani

I would like to introduce you to little Jovani Perez.  Born on September 3, 2011, he spent the first 33 days of his precious life in the NICU.  He was born with Eagle-Barrett Syndrome, a rare condition that occurs in 1 in 40,000 babies.  Eagle-Barrett Syndrome can cause urinary tract problems, delays in sitting and...

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this is home

I guess the craziness in my life can be measured by the length of time in between blog posts.  Summer is always the busiest time for our family but I love every minute of it.  Expecially the days filled with sunshine and fun in our backyard, where imaginations and little bare feet run wild.  We shared...

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Class of 2012

I love my seniors and this years’s class has an especially sweet spot in my heart since my beautiful niece Carley is graduating.  It hardly seems possible, the memory of the news of her birth reaching me at college still so fresh in my mind.  I am so excited to see what God has planned...

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Ethiopia

I’m not sure how to share all that has happened since I last found the time to catch up on my blog.  We traveled to meet Teagan in early May.  He is absolutely precious.  As a nanny carried him down the stairs to meet us for the first time, he called out “Mommy! Daddy!” and...

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story of love

“I see your smile
And it’s so much sweeter
After all that I’ve been through
And when we laugh
I get a glimpse of forever
And I praise God that I found you

And anytime someone asks me
How it all unfolded I’ll tell them
Such incredible chances
Make for marvelous love.

Just like the sun lights up the moon
This love is a reflection
Of more...

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awake my soul

The sunshine stirs me from my long winter slumber and beckons me outside to feel it’s warmth on my skin.  As I emerge from the shadows to seek this light, I am again reminded of the wonder of spring.  The hope of new life, of things unseen yet sure to come.
This spring feels more magical...

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Many reasons for a joyful season.

We kicked off the holiday season this year with a fun trip to Disney, one of my most favorite places!  There was thirteen of us and we had the chance to stay in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, where we awoke each morning to the sight of giraffes & zebras just below our balcony.  The Christmas...

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Giving thanks for God’s little gifts.

… and that’s a wrap.

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when you’re flying high, take my heart along

I’ll be the harmony to every lonely song that you learn to sing
when you’re soaring through the air
I’ll be your solid ground
take every chance you dare
I’ll still be there
when you come back down
-Nickel Creek

I was able to capture a really cool moment the other day.  A new father throwing his baby boy up in the...

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