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“Whole Again”

Ben —  February 23, 2012 — 16 Comments

A couple of days ago, my Facebook timeline exploded with tons of updates from our AZ family

Most of them were similar to this:

Oh yeah, and this: Continue Reading…

To My Newest BFFL

Ben —  December 29, 2011 — 3 Comments

Jack and his sisters


You’re 3. Holy moly.

This year’s been epic for our family hasn’t it? Probably one of the best years as a family for us for sure, with hopefully more years like this to come. Looking back at 2011, I think about some of the awesome things you’ve done, and probably many “firsts” as well. I’m not talking things like your first time walking or your first word, but even more specific things.

Let’s look back at a few of your “firsts” as a 2 year old: Continue Reading…

A New Family Member

Ben —  November 11, 2011 — 16 Comments

A month ago, on October 9th our family grew by +.03.

We’re not sure exactly what “breed” she is, or even what mix of breeds she might be, but we know Continue Reading…

It Doesn’t Have To Be

Ben —  November 7, 2011 — 11 Comments


Walking ahead

One of the struggles we have as a family when it comes to our weekly family nights, is finding stuff to do.

We forget, sometimes the whole point of setting aside some time for us to just, be.

It doesn’t have to be expensive
It doesn’t have to be extravagant
It doesn’t mean we have to drive far
It doesn’t always have to be on the same night

…none of this matters

You just need to be together.  Continue Reading…

Madison, you’re 8. Omg.

Ben —  October 2, 2011 — 4 Comments


You are now 8 years old, and I can’t believe it was 8 years ago God showed Kim and I our first (of many) true miracles through you, in your 3 day stay at the hospital.

As a middle child you have proven yourself to break the mold and stereotype of a typical “Middle Child.” You have a true identity, you know when you are heard and your independence to go out and be your own little person impresses me to no end.

As a father, I am extremely blessed to be able to watch you grow into a little lady who is creative beyond our wildest imaginations, who makes us laugh with your outrageous jokes, and who reminds me every day what a joy it is to be able to call you…

…my daughter. Continue Reading…