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encouragement, Kyler

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We are feeling the holiday bustle here, just like everyone else. Our home is almost decorated, top to bottom with twinkle lights and our traditional holiday decor. Brayden and I threw out the “to do list” & spent a couple hours with our friends this morning. Brayden and J wrestled and played while S and I enjoyed some great conversation. I am really making more effort to not let time just “get away” from me. To not get busy in tasks that won’t matter in the  ...

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Focus

The neighborhood is abounding with fresh citrus on our trees. ย Christmas is put away and the house feels so bare. ย I love it. ย I’m outside bellied up to my laptop and the boys are in their undies munching on popsicles/digging up the lush, green grass (shhh don’t tell their dad). ย January is one of my favorite months in Arizona.   I’m excited for 2011 and while I don’t write resolutions anymore (because I’ve always failed miserably-and then been down on  ...

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DAYS LIKE THESE…

Everyone has had one of those days. But “days like these”- today that is- reminds me of why there is no other place I’d rather be. As I washed dishes this afternoon, THIS was my view from the window. How can you not enjoy washing dishes when you have entertainment like this? I was laughing all the way through the piles of dirty, greasy plates and pans. He was shrieking, laughing, and just being B.O.Y as he ran over and over that bridge-all by himself-but nonetheless  ...

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ANYWAY

ANYWAY People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway. The good you do today people will often forget tomorrow; Do good  ...

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