A Little Catching Up

A few highlights from the last couple months:

Our cowboy and Indians for Halloween:

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Micah’s first piano recital.  He now has 4 Christmas carols he plays very well.  It’s so fun to hear him practicing!IMG_6028


Thanksgiving with my family:  My parents, my brother, my sister, and me, together with our spouses and children = 20.  Soon to be 21!  IMG_6189


Kaylie, wrapping Daddy around her little finger a little more every day:IMG_6250


My boys helping me put lights in the trees:IMG_6242


And finally, my baby girl is mobile folks… so very moblie.  Adorable but exhausting: finding every tiny piece of food, fuzz, or lego left within her reach!IMG_6116



The Winner!

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped me brainstorm title ideas for Matthew’s story.  There were so many wonderful ideas, it was hard to choose!  The final title is a combination of your ideas and mine:


Matthew’s Miracle: The Healing of a Broken Heart.


Thank you, Shelley, for suggesting “Matthew’s Miracle.”  That is actually the title that has been on my heart for years, and what I always thought I would title my book … if I ever write it.

Thank you, Jennifer, for suggesting “A Broken Heart Healed.”  That helped capture what I was looking for in a title – I wanted the title to reflect the miracle of his healing.

And, thank you to my dear sister, Shannon, for suggesting so many great ideas, including “A Heart No Longer Broken” and also coming up with the idea of a two-part title.

I wish I could send goodies to all 3 of you!  I put your names in a hat, though, and drew out: Shannon!  I will send you something yummy very soon.

Thanks again to everyone who helped with this project.  I am excited to share with you where and when Matthew’s story will be published … so stay tuned!