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2018 Year in Review

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There is something truly special about a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate. I love breaking open an unmarked calendar and dreaming of the possibilities in the year ahead of me.  But before I am able to fully embrace a new year and move forward into the wide-open space of the blank pages, I like to reflect on the previous year. While I often recap each year chronologically by month, this time I am going to instead revisit some of our family's most defining experiences of 2018, where God's faithfulness was so incredibly apparent.




The Wreck.
January started off with a literal *bang* when JJ was turning into his work parking lot one freezing cold early morning and a car behind him slammed into the rear of our SUV going nearly 40 mph. Cue the protein shake in the driver's side cupholder flying out the shattered back window and the spare tire on the tailgate now nearly in the back seat.  By the grace of God, J.J. escaped the accident unharmed, with only some expected so…

Lillian: 3 Months

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Lillian Cole, 
Happy 3 months to our "happiest baby on the block!" Last month, we were thrilled to catch a glimpse of your very first sweet smiles, but this month you completely let loose and started smiling all.the.time. Your happiness is contagious, and it's impossible to look at you without smiling...










You continue to be the sweetest snuggler and are an excellent sleeper! Your laid back personality makes it possible for you to go with the flow, wherever and wherever! Your energetic sisters think you're a real life baby doll, and I can only imagine the things you are already learning from watching them...









At the end of three months, momma returned to work and left you in the care of our amazing tribe - your Mimi, Aunt Lauren, and a couple of awesome college girls.  It truly takes a village to raise our family, but I love that you are exposed to so many different people who love you! With no problems adjusting to the bottles I leave you during the days I work, you h…