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This December was the last family vacation with just the four of us. I can’t believe it! Thinking about that is so strange…but so wonderful that next year we’ll be adding Andrew. Still, definitely something to process. We’ve not had our family pictures done in well over a year, and so with our last family […]

Families, Personal

December 20, 2019

Hoppe Family Photos 2019

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Dear Momma, Someone once told me that he never realized growing up that his mom worked two jobs; she’d go to work and then come home, get dinner, do laundry, and clean. I didn’t realize it either, but you didn’t work two jobs. It was more like six. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who […]

Personal

May 12, 2019

An Open Letter to My Mom

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Dear Allison, It’s been a little over a year since we became best friends, and I’m still a little overwhelmed and perplexed as to why God would give me such a wonderful person as a best friend. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone quite like you. You are such an amazing person. You’re always […]

Personal

May 8, 2019

An Open Letter to my Best Friend

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If you were a fly on the wall at our Thanksgiving feast, you might see a bountiful table of food; a large gathering of family and friends; beautifully detailed decorations. You might hear laughter and child’s prattle; the playing of guitar and singing of hymns; soft piano music in the background.  You’d see four generations […]

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November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017