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Coming Up From The Quiet

So I’ve been pretty quiet here lately.  One post in seven months.

I don’t want to spend a whole post on introspective emo shit, so let’s just say that this hasn’t been the rosiest period.

There have, however, been plenty of things to celebrate and share in that time period, so I’m going to catch up on some of those instead.

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Thanks Dad

My dad died yesterday. 

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Leah’s 5th Birthday Party

Because birthdays are a big deal, this is the second post about Leah’s birthday this year. Here’s the first.

Leah chose Puppies as the theme for her party, which worked out well, since we still had some leftover supplies from the maybe-a-bit-too-much Puppy Party that we threw Aly when she turned six.

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So Leah is now five. sigh.

I recently spent a long weekend in Michigan (not as long as scheduled, Thanks Delta) to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Leah’s arrival. It’s amazing how far she’s come from being born under crazy circumstances at 36 weeks – she was around 5.5 pounds when we took her home from the hospital a week later. We reviewed pictures from that wild time, but we also had the typical myriad birthday festivities.

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2015 Christmas Picture Flood

And so it begins, pictures with Santa:

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October Family Time in Michigan

After a quick business trip to Tulsa, I spent the last week of October in Michigan, because the girls wanted me to be there for Halloween.

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Backyard Fun

During my September visit to Michigan, we had good weather most of the time, which meant lots of time enjoying the outdoors. This is basically a post for Grandma Jan – 90% pictures of the girls.

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Exploring SC, Family

First-time visitors

After an exhausting and fun week at Sage Summit, I rode back from New Orleans with two co-workers and we somehow survived each of us taking turns asleep at the wheel. At the same time, Rachel and the girls were making their way to South Carolina after stopping at the Kentucky Horse Park the night before.

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Devin, pretty much all growed up

I’d like to pen this as a “I can’t believe this, it makes me so old” take, but instead, I’ll just say that I’m really proud of Devin and his parents threw one hell of a graduation party.

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My Week Up In Michigan

During my 4th of July stay back up in Michigan, there were several things worth noting, but not quite large enough for individual blog posts, so I’m consolidating some of the week into this one post. First off, I received a great welcome home, with a banner made by each of the girls.

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