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Cousin Love

One of the best things about our annual family beach trips has been the opportunity for our daughters to be close to their aunts and uncles and cousins.  The girls have always had a bit of a grudge that they … Continue reading

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What If Our Beach Trips Were a Reality Show?

This coming Sunday we head to the beach for the annual Kirby Family Beach Trip.  We’re been doing this for longer than my children can remember.  What a journey it has been!  As I look back, I hold so many … Continue reading

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Reverse Culture Shock

For the past year, April has been on a remote island in the South Pacific, eating taro, drinking cheap Chinese beer, and wearing modest traditional Samoan clothing.  Since she came home there have been everyday things that have overwhelmed her- … Continue reading

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Safe and Sound

Five flights and approximately forty hours after beginning her journey home, April arrived safely and right on schedule Saturday morning.  What a happy time!  Quinn left early that morning to drive from Raleigh with Evan.  Greg and Laura brought Mylah … Continue reading

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Headed Home

If I have my time zones figured out right, April should be landing in Honolulu in the next few minutes, completing the first 2612 miles of her trip home.  She left Pago Pago last night.  She has told us how … Continue reading

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