• Saturday with Saul

    By on April 25, 2022

    I absolutely love lazy Saturdays. They don’t happen a lot, but when they do they are a salve to my soul.

    Also: note for parents of small children. I remember WELL, reading the blog of a mom with kids in elementary school back when mine were littles. I remember…

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  • How it Happened

    By on June 28, 2022

    The decision to move our lives to Germany for a few years felt extra large because, in some ways, this decision seemed like one of the first BIG decisions that would affect our children’s lives forever. I mean, if I really think about it, all our decisions are doing…

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  • So….that’s happening.

    By on May 18, 2022

    Last year Brett got offered a job in Germany. And I was annoyed. Like, dude. You just go and apply for a job in Germany and you don’t even discuss it with your wife?!

    Of course, to his credit (supposedly) he didn’t think he would get it. So he…

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  • Never feel guilty about a nap

    By on May 9, 2022

    In just a little over 3 weeks my kids will be finished with another school year. The first one where all 3 of my kids were in school. I’m not sure what I thought it was going to be. The first 2 months were a wacky re-living of 2020…

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  • Change in Season

    By on April 21, 2022

    As I was driving home from dropping the kids off at school, I asked the Lord what I should do today. This little ol’ space came back to mind. A space where no one even goes anymore-because, why would they? We’ve all moved on. But in some ways that’s…

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  • A Classic Moment

    By on February 5, 2021

    Warning: This post contains some very large spoilers to the plot of Lord of the Rings. If you have somehow missed this phenomenon and would like to experience it spoiler-free I ask that you not read this post.

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is by far my favorite…

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  • And I will walk 500 miles (and I will walk 500 more)

    By on January 9, 2021

    I recently wrote about how audio books saved our year last year, but the other big thing that saved my sanity was the walks we took. You guys, we walked so so so many miles. Not all at once, mind you, in fact- we usually walked exactly one mile….

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