Autumn Dinner Party Tips and Essentials

 

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but sometimes in the craziness of life,  weeks and months seem to get filled up and fly by without much quality time spent with friends and family.  What used to be hanging out every weekend when we were single or newly married, is basically a couple times a year now that many of us have children of our own.  We have one group of friends in particular who are pretty much zero maintenance- meaning no one really cares if our homes are spotless when we visit, and eating dinner together usually means ordering pizza or wings.

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The Day Logan was Born

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Baby #2. My Sweet Logan Olivia.

She’s finally here. What a blessing this baby is! It’s amazing how loved a brand new child can be when they haven’t done a single thing for any of us yet.  They can’t say “I love you,” or “Thank you,” or even offer a smile to let us know they like us.  But something happens when they are born, that their parents and all who meet them simply fall in love with them.

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4 Ways to Move from being a Stepdad to a Dad

Today’s post is brought to you by an old friend of mine.  For a time in our life, Chuck and I were partners in crime and best buds.  He is now happily married to his wonderful wife, Christine, and together they write their own blog, Wonderful Joy, about faith, family, and home. In marrying Christine, he also inherited her two children from her previous marriage. In this post, Chuck discusses how he went from being an “outsider” in this established family of three, to a full-on dad and integral part of a new family.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain, and More

Well hello online world! It’s been a long time! In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, we finally had our baby!!

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Logan Olivia was born on October 19th at 6:47 in the evening. There’s big sister Riley pointing out the baby, in case you missed her. You’ll be getting the full story soon (for those of you that like that sort of thing), but for now, just posting this guest post is using energy I don’t really have to begin with. Crazy how much of those first few weeks is just dedicating all of your time and energy into keeping this little human alive! Thank goodness for good friends who offered to guest post this month to give you all some fresh input and advice!

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