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I am super proud of my wife right now.  She has been running and training for a 5k that is coming up this weekend.  She is running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Charleston this Saturday.  What makes this race special for her is that she is running it with her mom who overcame breast cancer

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We got back home last night from a week of vacation at Isle of Palms near Charleston, South Carolina.  It was a great week of food and fun with the family.  Here is a quick list of some of the big events of the week.  We became tourists for  a couple of days and checked out the following We did

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We had a good service at church yesterday.   Attendance was down, which surprised me since school has started back, but I think many were enjoying the incredible weather this weekend.  And for those of you in the service, I FOUND MY WALLET.    I woke up and couldn’t find my wallet before I left for church. It was on my mind

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Each year, Jennifer and I make the decision whether to continue homeschooling or send our kids to public schools.  Private or Christian schools aren’t an option in our small town.   This year was a first.  We decided to send Emma to 4th grade at the elementary school and continue homeschooling Luke for 3rd grade.  When it comes to educating

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One of the great things about living in the mountains is that our backyard is full of wildlife.  Our yard is about 2 acres and since we are on the edge of a large woods, we have all types of wildlife coming through.  Deer, turkey, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, foxes, and possums are in our yard all the time.  Here are

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Jennifer is kidnapping me and taking me to Blacksburg for an overnight trip without the kids.  I love getting away with my incredible wife.  Part of my birthday present from her was a trip back to our college town.  It’s so fun revisiting places where we used to go on dates and where we used to hangout.  We’re staying at

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Jennifer and I took the kids hiking to the Cascades yesterday. It is an incredible waterfall over 60 feet tall near Virginia Tech that we used to visit when we were in college. It has to be one of the most beautiful hikes anywhere in the Appalachian mountains. The 5 mile trail parallels a mountain stream all the way to

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A girl here in our town was on America’s Got Talent last night. She’s in our homeschool group that meets once a week so we know her well. She did a great job and yes, everyone around here talks just like she does. Check it out.

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I took Monday off and drove over the mountain to ride bikes with the family. We drove to Damascus, Virginia to ride down the Creeper Trail. Jenni and I have biked the trail several times, but this was the first time we took the kids. We parked in Damascus and took a shuttle up to Whitetop Station. We then biked

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Thirteen years ago, I was able to marry an incredible young woman named Jennifer Jacobs. We actually started dating 18 years ago while we were still in high school (I’ve got to be a little careful here, you’ll have to do the math). I have got to say that each year of our marriage has been better than the year

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Jenni got a Wii Fit from us for her birthday today. All of us have been playing on it today and surprisingly I have learned that I am fat and that I have no balance. It’s actually been fun laughing at each other as we try to balance and hold all the different yoga positions. Jenni and I decided several

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