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Pressed Between the Pages of my Mind

Listening to: Elvis Presley – Memories

The night before I visited Graceland, I could barely contain my excitement. I couldn’t fall asleep because I was too darn excited to be at Graceland the next day. I couldn’t figure out why it was too much for me to handle… I wasn’t huge Elvis fan, I wasn’t counting down the days until I got to visit the mansion… I racked my brain for reasons why I would be so excited and then I realized that this was 26 years in the making.

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For the First Time in Forever There’ll Be Magic

Listening to: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel – For the First Time in Forever

Before Christmas, we took the kids to Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I knew it was going to be an overwhelming experience to be at these parks at such a busy time and with our three excitable kids. I even asked for prayer the day before our visit to Magic Kingdom. I was terrified that we were going to be in such a magical place and I was going to be so Sneezy, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy, Happy, Doc, GRUMPY! trying to control my children from running around like crazy people. 

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The Beast with those Four Dirty Paws

Listening to: Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws

One morning, about two weeks ago, I was preparing my coffee and took the sugar out of our pantry drawer–we stored it in a ziploc bag so that it would fit in its reserved spot in the drawer. As I pulled the bag out, the sugar spilled all over the floor from two holes on either side of the bag. I was instantly angered. I investigated the holes and they seemed to be bite marks… I looked into the drawer and discovered pee and poop everywhere. All over the cutlery, all over the kitchen utensils, all over the floor in the storage under the oven.

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We Know we Were Made for so Much More

Listening to: Casting Crowns – Thrive

Isla, Jenson and Linc at Parliament Hill.
Isla, Jenson and Linc at Parliament Hill.

We’re in Ottawa today, and I’m still overwhelmed by the hospitality of friends. Our friend, Aaron, has been gracious enough to invite us to stay at his house while we’re here… Which means normal showers for us and baths for the kids, a real sink to wash dishes and power to run our beloved air conditioner.

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I Have Surrendered to Your Design

Listening to: NEEDTOBREATHE – Multiplied

It’s been two months since the date we told everyone we were leaving… June 30th. The first day of summer break, the last day of owning a house… The official beginning of this new chapter of life.

Before June 30th I remember sending Luke a text message about how we might be in Newfoundland for his birthday. We celebrated Luke’s birthday seven days ago. In Brooklin.