This blog is the story of life as I went from a world traveling pastors wife to a home-schooling mom of 3.

Ten Years

By Jen | August 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

Ten years of marriage. Ten years of trying to get over my own selfishness. Ten years of trusting a person with who I really am. Ten years of laughing together. Ten years of crying together. Ten years of learning to fight. Ten years of learning NOT to fight. Ten years of pushing buttons. Ten years of getting my buttons pushed. Ten years of snuggles. Ten years of learning passion. Ten years of letting go. Ten years with the best kisser. Ten years of feistiness. Ten years of disagreeing over the same ol’ things. Ten years of getting over the small things. Ten years full of love. Ten years full of growth. Ten years with my best friend. The best ten years of my life.

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Our mini vacation in Budapest

By Jen | August 18, 2011 | 4 Comments

Last week we went on a little mini vacation to Budapest, Hungary. Our annual conference for work was being held in Hungary, so we took advantage and spent a couple days with friends from the organization. We spent 2 1/2 days in Budapest. I was really surprised at how beautiful Budapest is! It is also quite kid friendly! Little parks and little play spaces in restaurants! This is something that is now a plus when traveling with kids! The best part though, were the swimming pools! I remember being excited about swimming pools as a young girl and I guess not much has changed because I really loved spending a good amount of time in the pool every day, but so did the kids! I didn’t take as many pictures as I am used to taking, but that’s only because most the fun times were had in a swimming pool,…

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Pee Pee!

By Jen | August 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

Today Cutler went pee pee in the toilet for the first time! He said he wanted to be naked, so I took his diaper off, asked if he needed to go pee pee and he nodded his head yes. So I sat him on the toilet and he pushed and out it came! YAY! I am so proud! I know we are a long way off to being potty trained, but it’s a start! What a big boy!

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Cell phones dangerous for kids?

By Jen | August 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

I just found this article about the risks of cell phones for kids. Makes me a bit nervous to use it myself. I think I will do a bit more research, but for the time being…. will keep my phone on speaker when they are talking to someone. Do you think the dangers are JUST when talking to someone else, or also playing games? Thoughts?

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Jump, jump, jump!

By Jen | August 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

Cutler’s been jumping for a while now. He is the most persistent child I have ever seen. He works hard to master whatever it is he is obsessed with for the moment. Right now it is riding on a scooter that is way too big for him and also riding on a little motorcycle that is also way too big for him. He keeps falling, crying, getting a kiss from me, and then getting back on and trying again. He’s such a brave little guy! Here he is jumping!

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