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This is Husbanks’ Child

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I am Thankful

I am thankful.

I am thankful that my family has enough healthy food to eat.

I am thankful that we live in a home with air conditioning, heat, and running water.

I am thankful that we can drink our tap water.

I am thankful that we have clothes.

I am thankful that we have cars that work.

I am thankful that we have jobs.

I am thankful to live in a country where my son received advanced medical care. He might not have fought his infection upon birth had his soul been placed in a remote part of Africa. His value is the same as any other human, but he was born here, and that’s why he is healthy today.

I am thankful to live in a place where no one likes the president, no one likes congress, and no one likes Rick Perry, but there isn’t widespread violence.

I’m not anxious about what I don’t have. I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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New Parent Charts

Reflecting on Riddles’ first year, I am realizing how much my life has changed since becoming a parent.

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Just Incase He’s a Famous Golfer …

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Riddles’ First Birthday Party

We had a cute theme …

Cute decorations …

A ton of cupcakes (from scratch, I might add) …

But the Riddles got sick.


Please don’t have people over. I have a fever and a cough and a runny nose.

We canceled the party an hour and a half before the party was to start.


Can I still eat cake even if I have a fever and a cough and a runny nose?

Yes, Riddles. Yes you can.

Even though he was crabby, we still put on his special “1” shirt and gave him some pumpkin spice cake. We enjoyed a few bites and then opened presents. He celebrated his birthday with his parents and grandparents.

Ah, the party that never was. But you’re only one. You’ll never know.

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To Riddles

To a boy who taught me the value of human life.

To a boy who puts it all in perspective.

To a boy who makes me a better theologian.

To a miracle.

I remember thinking that this day last year was the worst day of my life. It was hard. But look at us now!

Happy Birthday. I love you.

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Halloween Compare

Halloween 2010


Halloween 2011!

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First Halloween

When you have a bald baby boy, thin as a rail, with a huge head … do you really have a choice? His costume seemed like a no-brainer to me.

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Batched Patch Photo Session

You know those bloggers who post picture-perfect smiling (never-snotty) children and groomed Brittany Spaniels next to a bible verse? And you get annoyed because you are like “who is that perfect.”? But you keep reading?

Enter our family’s pumpkin patch photos! I had grand hopes of recreating the 2010 patch photo shoot – this time with a smiling baby in a “picture-perfect” shot. But Riddles did not have that in mind. You will not be annoyed by these family photos. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

Riddles! Riddles! It’s time to take pictures!

Oh good job! You looked up! But mom wasn’t ready. Let’s try again.

There is a pumpkin on your head – look up at it, kid!

Look two pumpkins – now let’s smile!

TWO PUMPKINS. THAT’S FUNNY. Only funny to mom? OK. Moving on.

Yeah, mom looks great here.

Look at the camera, Riddles!

Why so … suspicious?

No really, what is over there? This is the best pic we got. Not bad.

(Patch 2010)

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For “AnAppleaDay”

Here’s Riddles looking through an apple slice by the stem that came out with a perfect little circle. He thought it was funny. This is for you AnAppleaDay.

Riddles is the apple of my eye.

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