Special One-on-One Time

Special one on one time

Do you look at your kids and think, “How did you get this big?!” I can’t believe how quickly they are growing up. I want to treasure them at each age. We like to have special one-on-one time with each of our children once in a while. I think it’s important when you have more than one child to give each of them a special day that is all about them. Thanks to my parents, we had the opportunity to do that this weekend! It’s fun to see the excitement in the kids’ eyes when we give them the opportunity to choose their own adventure.

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{KWW} Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

It wasn’t love at first sight, but our personalities clicked immediately. We were just a guy and a girl in a ResHall, hanging out at the front desk, working on programs together and having epic late-night snowball fights with some of our friends. This picture provides the perfect window into our lives nine years ago. You would rarely find one of us without the other. Less than a week after this picture was taken, we officially started dating. I love this photo. I see that new relationship excitement in both of our eyes and it brings back those feelings. You know the ones – flutters in your stomach, heart skipping a beat.

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{KWW} Daddy, I Cuddle You

Daddy I Cuddle You

A cold is making its way through our family. Baby Jo was really sick, sleeping in and requesting cuddles. I loved hearing her tell her daddy, “Daddy, I cuddle you!”

More Time Together

Piggy Back Ride with Daddy

The kids and I became accustomed to not seeing much of Hubster. Residence Life is an awesome, exciting, rewarding field, but it does require significant dedication and time. It’s been amazing how much our family life has already changed in the two weeks he has been in his new role in student affairs. We are enjoying more time together. We could get used to this!

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Family Adventure Day

Kids on a tractor

We lucked out with a gorgeous Friday when Hubster took off of work, C had the day off from therapy, and we had a family adventure day! We enjoyed stealing some time together. The four of us piled into the car and headed out for a day in Door County. Family adventure day started with a quick lunch at Culver’s. Side note: did you know the chicken tenders and fries are free of dairy? 

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Watching Hubster Become an Amazing Autism Dad

Hubster become an amazing autism dad

I rarely write about Hubster’s relationship with our kids. I don’t feel like it is my story to tell. These past six months, however, I have witnessed him become an amazing autism dad and that is an experience that I would like to share. Accepting an autism diagnosis is not easy. You know I had a difficult time, and I recently shared that I think it’s okay to grieve. Hubster went through his own process, as all parents do, and he has emerged as a wonderful father, teacher, advocate and comforter.

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