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just a bit broken

Dodging mud puddles, fellow hikers, and newly green branches, Xander and I marveled that we’d skied (and sledded) in the

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a small miracle

I’m still addressing Christmas cards, two packages for friends are rattling around the back of my car, I sent all the gifts for my sister’s

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Merry Fritzmas!

We didn’t really intend our Christmas video for Gabe to be all about Fritzie. Honestly, this video is a pretty accurate representation of our family

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giving thanks

It was a quieter Thanksgiving. Simply everyone who lives at home (and Madi of course). Exercising Covid caution, Ben and Sammie and Fritzie made dinner

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the long road to Berlin

“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,

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Oh Christmas Tree!

It felt almost too beautiful to be real– the day after Thanksgiving, hampers full of leftovers, clear roads and an easy drive up through Evanston

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gracious

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 rang

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Erik & Michelle (dad & mom), Ben & Sammie, Stefan & Heather, Hans, Xander, Gabe and Mary.

We’re passionate about books, hiking, Jesus, good cooking, photography, making each other laugh, art, science, math, languages (French, Italian, Russian, Malagasy, Mandarin, German, Spanish), videography, projects, holidays and birthdays, loud debates at the dinner table and creating a life we love.

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