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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Monday, September 7

Low Key is Key

We had a very low key Labor Day weekend, which was much needed. Saturday, we had a lazy morning and then headed out to Jordan MN to go to MN's Largest Candy Store! It was packed, but since it is so large, it didn't seem THAT bad. And it was so much fun to look at all the treats, many of which you can't find anywhere else. The Bigs were told they could each pick out one treat. Finn picked a carton of Lego building candies. Korri picked a tub of chewy Sprees (and a packet of Pop Rocks, per mommy's allowance). Mac had to make due with just riding in the stroller, which he didn't mind. And Jim got pretty much everything else in the store! LOL, not quite that bad, but he enjoyed making his selections. We will be back for sure, just not on a weekend!

That evening, Stacey and Dillon came over, which was long over due. Dillon was a rock star, helping clear the table and even did the dishes! Such manners! It was a great visit, as always.

Than on Sunday, we headed to Benson to visit my grandparents (my dad's parents). My sisters joined us and we had a great afternoon there. The kids played, the adults chatted. Perfect. Jim was able to help Grandma with her computer so it felt good that she can use her email again. Of course we waited to leave until the "big" storm hit, so we pretty much drove with it the whole way, but it wasn't horrible (driving back from Wisc Dells was WAY worse!).

Today, we just hung out at home and NeNe came over for a visit. Perfect! I sometimes feel bad when we don't have plans but sometimes not having a lot to do is exactly what we all need. Plus, it was a great way to get ready for school tomorrow!!

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