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Snow 2016 (continued)

We had more snow than we bargained for the last week or so. It still was hardly anything…but for Portland, it was enough to really mess things up. The boys had snow days on the last two school days before … Continue reading

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Zoo Lights 2016

Tonight we were ready for some more Christmas light viewing. This time we chose the zoo. As soon as Nathan was home from work we were off. The night was almost perfect. Cold and clear, and family together. We made … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

Last week we had our first snow days of this winter season. Growing up in Portland, I know to be grateful for any snow we get….because some years there isn’t any at all. However, I have to say that having … Continue reading

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Our First Visit to The Grotto

I’ve wanted to visit the Portland Grotto’s Festival of Lights for years now. This year when I was doing a little planning for our family advent time, I decided to make that wish a reality. This afternoon I packed a … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree 2016

On Saturday we went on our annual Christmas tree hunt with Ama and Baba. As usual we went to Furrow Farm a few miles from our house so that Nathan could cut down our tree himself. We got all bundled … Continue reading

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Caleb Turns 1!!!!

My baby turned one year old on Friday. I was feeling very sentimental. It is very bittersweet. He is growing so fast! However, Elias said something at dinner today about wishing Caleb was a newborn again, and although I miss … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

What a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend we’ve had in the Smith household. It has been full of bustling, giggling children, family, friends, and we’ve also had a bunch of downtime with just the five of us. A perfect mix of life … Continue reading

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More Family Pics

This morning we went in to get some family portraits taken. It had been a year (since Caleb was born) since we last got formal pictures taken. Nathan has been gone a lot over the last couple of weeks so … Continue reading

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Leaf Jumpers

The boys have been asking to rake and jump in a leaf pile in our front yard for about a month now. The opportunity never presented itself until this afternoon. (It’s a good thing too because we were really in … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2016!

We’ve had more than enough Halloween fun over the last three days here in the Smith Household. The fun started on Saturday evening, and continued all the way through tonight. On Saturday, we dressed up in costume and headed to … Continue reading

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