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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 12

Be kind and never forget!

Its been a tough week in Minnesota and around the nation. Last weekend Jacob Wetterling was finally found and brought home after a nearly 27 year long nightmare for his family and all Minnesotans. It has been an emotional week for most of us. My family was blessed to be at both the Twins game and Gopher football game this weekend where they honored Jacob's memory, which was and is so touching and moving.

Also, the the fifteenth anniversary of that horrible day of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania has been looming and is finally here. All the negative attention brought to it by stupid professional athletes didn't help with all the feelings people were experiencing.

We needed a little levity after all of that! So for the third row in a year, we ordered pizza on 9/11 and it was delivered by a Waverly Fire Department fire truck to our front door! A portion of the sales and all delivery tips will be donated to the Minnesota Fallen Fire fighters fund. What a great way to connect with the community and honor and remember those who ran into the buildings as everybody else was running out on that fateful day.


I know it is a small gesture but my kids LOVE doing it and it is a great way to open the conversation about WHY a fire truck delivered our pizza. Thank you Waverly Cafe and the Waverly Fire Department for helping us honor great Americans!

I saw the following quote somewhere on social media at some point this weekend and it sums things up perfectly:

Be kind and never forget!

UPDATE: Pretty exciting that the total raised actually exceeded the pizza sales, $720 will be donated to the Minnesota Fallen Fire Fighters fund!

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