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Vanessa Strickland
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Haddon's 12 month letter
Dear Haddon, I can't believe you are a year. Perhaps my denial is why it's taken me so long to actually write this post! (Also because I had to write it on my computer instead of my phone because the app kept crashing. I wonder what technology will be like ...

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Haddon's 11 month letter
Dear Haddon, You're 11 months (and I'm a few days late, but at least it's getting done) old! Honestly, fastest 11 months ever. You are rolling and crawling and standing and cruising and eating and babbling and laughing and climbing and bringing joy into our...

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Haddon's 10 month letter
Dear Haddon, Happy 10 months, sweet boy! About 4 days before you turned 10 months, you finally got a tooth! Your top right tooth finally cut through and the other top 3 are looking like they might push through within the next month as well. Needless to say,...

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Haddon's 9 month letter
Dear Haddon, Happy 9 monthiversary, baby! We celebrated you by having a full-blown turkey dinner! Just kidding. It's Thanksgiving today! And you had the full monty; turkey, potatoes, squash, sweet potato and you loved it all! While you may have been slow to...

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Jude sings
Today in the car on the way to church I had turned on the Christian radio station and "Lord I need you" came on and Jude right away said, "I know this song!" and proceeded to sing along. It was all I could do to not break down into a blubbering mess. This k...

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Jude's 5 year letter
My darling Jude, I'm sitting at my computer and typing this letter up to you. I haven't blogged in a million years (okay, a few months), and it's a few weeks past your birthday, but I'm doing it. Ah Jude. Where to even begin!? You are a plucky 5 year old. Y...

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March THREE {on the fourth}
They like to take all the pillows off the couch and build boats or walls or forts or hideouts. It's a rare occasion that they put them all back. At first I contemplated making a rule about not taking cushions off the couch. But...I'd rather them take the cu...

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running and stuff
I'm in a sweet spot with running right now. This morning I did my run at the Y and it felt so good. I've moved past the wall of feeling like I'm going to die and though I still prefer to run outside it feels so great to know that my cardio has improved and ...

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February THREE
We went skating with the boys yesterday. Their second time, our first time taking them. It was such a perfect day. Not too cold, a light dusting of snow; it was lovely. For about 8 minutes. Jude refuses to have anything but jelly legs on the ice which is al...

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a day in the life
While we were in Uganda, we had some coworkers come and make a video of a day in the life of a STINTer in Uganda. If you wanted a better idea of what our two years in Uganda looked like, check out this video! This is STINT: Day In the Life from Power to Cha...
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