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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.

Thursday, December 15


On Sunday, we decorated our annual gingerbread house. We cheat...we buy the pre-assembled one from Costco! Hey, it saves our sanity because I can NEVER get them to stay together (more on that later!).


This was the first year that we pretty much let the Bigs have at it without much help from mom or dad (Mac was sleeping). And they did GREAT! Very creative, if nothing else.

I picked up a few extra candies to augment the ones that come with the kit and I think they used just about every single piece from the kit and the ones I got! In case you can't tell! The sad part is we put it on our mantel during Christmas and then throw it away after...all those yummy candies just thrown in the garbage!

Yesterday, Mac, Reagan and I went over to Andrea's to decorate her homemade gingerbread houses! She is amazing. Oh, and homemade royal icing, too!

The Littles LOVED decorating the roof, and apparently they tasted good, too because they both took chomps out of them! (Mac decorated the sides, too). I did the front and back and then the wheels came off, so to speak. I could NOT get it to stay together, so I decided we made gingerbread panels instead of a house! It's all in how you present it, right?

And Andrea makes such good gingerbread, why not eat these?

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