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    The Love of Friday Night Suppers

    Earlier this month we celebrated recapping our third annual family camp. Shortly after our first camp, there were a few family members in the same community that wanted to keep recreating the amazing time we had. We decided to try having Sunday family dinners after church like we did growing up. We were successful for a few months and then became totally derailed. We found that we had events to go to and just wanted to be home to prepare for the week ahead. We missed the concept of getting together and thought “let’s try another night.” We opted for Friday nights as most often none of us had much…

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    Let Memories Just Happen

    As we navigate life, we are continually making memories. Some are ones we would love to recreate. Others we wish we could forget. For the ones that we want to recreate, do we stop to think about what made them so special? Often we lose what made that special over time. We forget the details, but we remember the awesomeness that we experienced. We also fret and stress when things go wrong. We hyperfocus on the time that had an epic fail in public or when we made a fool of ourselves at work. We choose to make family holidays a stressful time because a member has lost their way…

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    Third Annual Family Camp Recap

    Yay….we just completed year three of our annual family camp!!! Seems incidental to some, but for our overworked, unadventurous family it is a milestone. This started as a small thought to try to connect cousins for more time together and find time for us as siblings to connect more than just the rushed holidays. However, it has become so much more! Each year we take away something new. We gain a bigger piece of who we are. We inspire our kids to just be kids. We all throw the worries of our crazy society away. We find time and ways to connect that we wouldn’t otherwise do. Here are some…