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  • giving thanks

    December 9, 2020

    It was a quieter Thanksgiving. Simply everyone who lives at home (and Madi of course).

    Exercising Covid caution, Ben and Sammie and Fritzie made…

  • the long road to Berlin

    December 6, 2020

    “Hi Mom,” I could hear Gabe’s excitement crackling over the phone line. “Whatcha doing? Want to get Dad on the phone?”

    Just a week earlier,…

  • gracious

    November 22, 2020

    We arrived at exactly the wrong time.

    Dressed in t-shirts and sweats, Erik carried the faded grocery store flowers, I clutched a card and…

  • one by one

    November 20, 2020

    It was a last-minute call, a scramble to change plans, and an early morning flight to San Francisco. 

    On Monday night, we received a call…

  • more than enough

    November 15, 2020

    If there’s any trait defining our family, it’s our love for home. We love nights in, projects in the yard, game nights around the…