Author Archives: Christy

Helen

I’m not quite sure how Ross had never been to Helen, but we fixed that over Christmas break! We did ALL.THE.THINGS- including getting a sugary snack, reading all the funny socks, checking out all the locks on the bridge and admiring all the delicate trinkets in the Glassblowing Shop. But our highlight was checking out...

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MEMORIES / gift 8.0 (New York)

Eight years ago, we decided to skip Christmas gifts and do a family TRIP instead. Little did we know, this would become our FAVORITE FAMILY TRADITION! With Ross getting older, it was such a treat to take him to the place he’s always wanted to see- New York City! I’ve had a few people ask,...

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GLAMPING 2.0

Maybe it’s just MY family, but we joke that we love the ‘IDEA‘ of camping. In other words, we ADORE the outdoors, campfires and time together. But we always dread all the work it requires. I get grouchy when no one volunteers to help me pack camping supplies. Matthew gets grouchy when we arrive and...

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Glamping at Lake Lanier

They brought baked beans.They remembered worms.They didn’t forget fishing poles.The crammed all the condiments. They filled the truck with fire wood. And what my parents didn’t bring was supplied by the gorgeous glamping site they reserved on Lake Lanier!

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Blakely’s Baptism

The world teaches kids to celebrate sports, grades, trendy dances and every other fleeting distraction. So, needless to say, I was THRILLED to be invited to document one of the ONLY decisions that will actually last! Blakely was joined with friends and family as she made a public declaration that she devoted her life to...

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Hailey

When my family walked into Calvary Chapel, the Smiths were the first ones who surrounded us with love. When doubts and fears were flooding my mind about unenrolling the kids from public school, the Smiths helped us to see the joy, beauty, simplicity and GIFT of HOMESCHOOLING! Whether through Contra, homeschool groups or (my PERSONAL...

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Homeschooling Fun

Looking back, I wasted so much of my summer worrying about my upcoming plan to homeschool. Top on my ‘Unnecessary Worry List’ was the curriculum. Thankfully, in addition to having a wonderful family guide and supply me with the perfect (engaging and Biblical worldview) books, they encouraged me to allow each child to follow his/her...

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