We just can’t quit Harry Potter. All of our children (minus the 6yo!) have read and loved the entire series. The themes of friendship, goodness and a little mischief have certainly been a joy to read. Also, this isn’t our first HP party, check this one and this one. I hope you love this nod…

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Eleven. I know with each passing birthday I’m more and more in awe of just how quickly the years pass by, but especially so with Luke. For those new here, he’s our preemie. The one who shouldn’t have survived, but did. His story is one of grace, humility and profound surrender. But today isn’t really…

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John Paul is 15 which means the insurance rates just went up, again. That’s okay, he’s cute so we’ll let it pass. It’s time for the first birthday letter of the year. Let’s get to it, shall we? Dear John Paul (the Great), You’re halfway through with your freshman year and already I’m thinking, ‘where…

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Every year, I think this day will be easier. Every year, I think the strides Luke has made won’t surprise me. Every year, I think I will fully comprehend how much he has changed us. And every year I am wrong. Luke, nine sure came fast. It was an honor to write this year’s birthday…

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I’ve always written birthday letters to the kids, so when a priest friend of ours suggested I write myself one last year, I did. And I loved it. So here we go again… With every passing year, I’m more grateful for all the little moments. Perhaps it’s because the preciousness of life becomes more acute…

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