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I am finding the first weeks of this New Year to be more difficult than I expected. I write that, but inside I’m thinking to myself “will anything ever be easy again?” We made it through December, which was our wish when November started. The last eight weeks have been spent dodging landmines. Christmas decorations. […]

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Signs from Heaven

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook  you may have seen my post from Thanksgiving morning. I have spent the last 13, going on 14, weeks looking, longing, desperately wanting to see something, find something, hear something that would soften this feeling of uncertainty – make me feel like Toby is OK. When my

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Happy Six Months, Toby!

I can’t believe Toby was six months yesterday. I must have closed my eyes a dozen times, trying to imagine what he would look like now. I wish I knew what he would have liked right now. I watched our nieces over the Thanksgiving holiday and kept thinking, “He should be right here on the

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Taking Things Slow

So often we spread ourselves thin with the intention of greatness. We set goals and write “to-do” lists. Many times I run through the evening thinking about all the things to do tomorrow to find its bed time again. Over the past few months I have been making a conscious effort to make the evening

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Welcome Tobias Graham Stern

On the morning of Friday, May 27 we welcomed Tobias (Toby) Graham Stern at 8:25am. The scheduled c-section delivery went smoothly and we were back in recovery holding our newest bundle of joy by 9:30. Toby weighed 8lbs 12oz (smaller than his brother, much to the surprise of our doctors and ultrasound screenings the past

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We Bought A House!

This past Tuesday we closed on our first home! Yup, we made the big leap, while standing on the doorstep of welcoming our second little boy, and purchased a new-to-us home! We spent the last year and a half (yes, you read that correctly) looking at houses but were never able to find “the one.”

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And one more makes four

Our family is growing! We got a huge surprise in October when we found out we were pregnant. Just one month after Lucas turned one, we learned he was going to be a big brother. We didn’t have the easiest time getting pregnant with Luke. We suffered a miscarriage in 2012 and it took a

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