Author Archives: Mike

Logic, Love, & Learning through Trials (particularly open heart surgery for our little Lily)

8 Weeks ago (July 2nd) Michelle took Lily in for a 4 month routine baby checkup. Our amazing pediatrician heard a very slight heart murmur and told Michelle that she just needed to take Lily in for a precautionary appointment … Continue reading

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My 2012 Year in Review

I have a tradition at the end of the year to review my journal and write down the highlights or interesting things that we’ve done. I did that this year as well and I was grateful for my resolution to write in … Continue reading

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Happiness: Letting the Lord Guide Us

Dear Son, The other day we went for a walk. You were riding your tricycle and I was pushing it from behind with a bar that lets me push and steer while standing up and walking behind you. After a … Continue reading

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A thought about our giving God

Liam woke up and I brought him into the kitchen to share my orange juice. I filled my cup half full and gave it to him and he eagerly took it and started drinking it. I asked for my cup … Continue reading

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Happiness: “Steadying Hands”

Recently, I have been on quite a few hikes with my son Liam who is already 18 months old. He now has an opinion of his own- I do wonder if that is because he is a Linton or if … Continue reading

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Small and Simple Moments of Happiness

Some moments just make an inexplicable impression. Those moments usually come when I am with friends or family or when I am quiet and alone and reading or thinking. I had one of those moments last Saturday when Michelle and … Continue reading

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Happiness: FHE- Family Hunting Endeavors

For a couple weeks in August my whole family got together. It was super fun. One of the highlights was catching a snake in my mom’s fish pond. I am sure every family has their unique way of accomplishing a … Continue reading

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(F)unhappiness: GMAT (Gray Matter Atrophying Today)

A few months ago we decided to use our spare time to study for the GMAT for fun- as opposed to being like the rest of the world who watch awesome TV shows. We ordered our study books and took … Continue reading

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2012 Epic Relay

I feel a deep desire to blog and post updates on Facebook about my life and family. After several months of not blogging and expressing to my wife my deep desire to be a consistent and regular blogger, she turned … Continue reading

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Happiness: When mom comes home

Every morning I sneak into Liam’s room and find him standing at his crib, sucking his thumb, and then he breaks out his morning smile and I scoop him up. We then sneak out of his room and he presses … Continue reading

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