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Here's the one and ONLY picture I was able to get of my two kids smiling and looking at the camera while standing together:

However, I've got an unlimited supply of pictures like these:

Separately, they are a little better at properly posing (but not by much):

One and Only

February 29, 2020

Stella loves to paint and draw rainbows. Who could blame her? They are the best!

Painting Rainbows

February 27, 2020

Today, Porter received his first positive office referral from school. These are hard to come by, so we're really proud of him!

Positive Office Referral

February 25, 2020

Lord, thank you for this precious girl!

Precious Girl

February 22, 2020

What a special day! This morning, I had a strong desire to look up Psalm 91. In fact, I printed off 4 different versions (MSG, TPT, AMP, and GNT) of this Psalm to study over. The words brought great comfort to my soul.

A few hours later, Brian got home early from work and wanted to grab a bite to eat while the kids were still at school. We went to one of our favorite restaurants in Bowling Green, Corner Bakery. Our order number was 91 as you can see from the picture above. I just believe this was a hug from Heaven!

Hug from Heaven

February 21, 2020

My kids usually pose for pictures while we wait in the school drop-off line. Generally, Stella smiles and Porter grimaces. I have at least 50 pictures that look something like this:

At Least They Are Consistent

Stella laid out all of the cards she has received from her birthday and other occasions. She's got quite a collection!

Quite a Collection

February 18, 2020

Truth be known, our trip to Atlanta was a bit rough. Although there were several hiccups along the way, the worst happened last night as we were coming back from dinner. There was a large rock in the road that we unable to avoid, and it took out our tire. We planned to drive home this morning, but we have spent the majority of the day sitting in a tire repair shop.

Poor, Blu! She too got stuck waiting in the tire shop with us. We were all pretty happy to get home after this memorable (the nicest word I can use) trip.

Stuck in Atlanta

February 17, 2020

Recently, Brian gave Blu a bath and then proceeded to blowdry her coat. The results were fantastic with Blu looking fluffy and soft. With this great accomplishment, Brian decided he was ready to take on Porter's hair. I will let the result speak for itself...

Result Speak for Itself

February 16, 2020

In celebration of the kids' birthdays, we headed to Atlanta, Georgia for this President's Day weekend. Of course, no trip to Atlanta would be complete for my kids without visiting LEGOLAND!

Check out the family on Merlin's Apprentice Ride:

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Blu's not the biggest fan of bathtime...

Poor Baby Blu

February 14, 2020

Stella does not like cake. She doesn't like cupcakes either, but she does like chocolate frosting! Here she is blowing out her birthday candle on the pile of frosting she's going to devour:

Happy 7th Birthday, Stella!

February 11, 2020

Stella's bedroom is decorated and ready to go! I can't wait until she gets home from school and sees her birthday balloons!

Birthday Balloons

Here is today's message on Plano Elementary School's electronic sign:

School Sign

Due to work obligations, Daddy will not be home until after Stella goes to bed tonight. However, he still wanted to celebrate her birthday, so he took her out to breakfast before school. Stella chose her favorite breakfast place, Doug's Motor City, and the two of them had a great time!

Birthday Breakfast with Daddy

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Welcome to our blog! Here you will find the adventures of Brian, Autumn, Porter and Stella. Together, we are THE STEPHEN CLAN, a family who loves the great outdoors, exploring new places, rough housing, dinners out, and discovering God's fingerprints on our daily lives.


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