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Wife to Joshua|Momma to Lydia & Betsy|Follower of Jesus|Eater of donuts|Sometimes I update the blog with VERY interesting information. Keep up here:

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When it’s Fall and you are the second born.
This was the first year Lydia was old enough for me to tell her about my favorite Christmas ornament we have on our tree. I got to tell her all about the memories that were made with you. Swimming in the lake, boat rides, listening to the History channel AT FULL VOLUME, bread with every meal, shooting at squirrels with the BB Gun, believing that there really were alligators living underneath your boat dock, and catching you cheating at card games. We love you and miss you.
Merry Happy Thanksmas from our family to yours.
Posted on the Blog today. (I know it’s been forever. Calm down all 12 of you.) New Blog Post, Dear Lydia, link in profile.
I guess we know who the fun parent is. @joshuawhelms
When we moved into this home, Lydia and I planted a garden. I had no idea,at the time, how much our family would enjoy it. We have all taken turns picking weeds, and watering. We have all stood around the gardens edge in amazement at how the potato vines are growing. Or that we have some new cucumber flowers blossoming. 
Well- today we got our first little pepper. It wasn’t quite ready to come off but an eager someone could not wait any longer. 
Every year I have good intentions to do a family Bible study, or make sure we do allll the days in Advent. But, this year I am counting our small garden as a success in family growth. Everyone has pitched in. This little, tiny, preemie pepper has brought my family closer this year.
Here, sister. Have a leaf. 🍁
Today was a day off. We had bubble gum for lunch and are ending the day watching Ghost of Mr. Chicken because OCTOBER.
Well, I got to meet @melanieshankle today, and y’all- she is just as darling in person as you would imagine. I picked up a copy of her latest book, #churchofthesmallthings and I CANNOT WAIT to tuck these suckers into bed tonight and get started reading it. 
Also, side note.. I’m glad I didn’t lead off with “I didn’t shave my legs but I am justifying it with I feel like we are close enough friends because I have read your books/listened to your podcast now for years.”
Keep it cool, Andrea. Don’t be creepy. 😬😬 @catewym @royerspiehaven
Happy Birthday, Lydia! You are my best friend, and I pray you always will be.🎈
Living her best life.
Dinner tonight will be both delicious and in the shape of our home state. #texas