My People

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This is my husband, Shane and he’s hot!  He is an engineer, with an engineer brain. We are wired very differently… he sees in black and white. He crunches numbers and he loves a good spread sheet. We are always trying to figure out this co-parenting thing. He keeps me centered, grounded, and focused. He really is my rock and the leader of the helm. But let’s be real… we fight. Sometimes about dumb stuff. But we also make up. Communication is our strong suit.

Our kids are…

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Payton is 12, in 6th grade, officially a tween and a middle schooler! {That makes me feel old} He is tender-hearted, thoughtful, and compassionate. The boy can’t get enough all thing sports especially football. He is our natural athlete and this year he played football and lacrosse. He is still a loyal Bronco fan (not sure how well that will go in Charger land, stay tuned). This year he started youth group, was baptized, got his own room, became a proud and official dog owner/walker and is thrilled to get to ride in the front seat. He is a great leader of our pack and is becoming a fine young man.

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Brady is our rambunctious 7-year-old, he is compassionate, witty, and can sure fill a room. He makes our hearts melt and our blood boil all at the same time. You know the type… they make wonderful nephews! He hates wearing socks, can’t stand being alone (like ever… the shower is practically torture), he loves snuggles, and is so funny that he often has our whole family in stitches. He is hilarious, loves books, and is addicted to his blankey, which he calls ny-night. He is in 1st grade and enjoys reading. This year he lost his first tooth, fell in love with a gal named Rosie (our golden retriever), and discovered a love for snorkeling. Momming this kid is nothing short of an adventure. He keeps life and this family spicy!

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James is our sweet 4-year-old toe-headed boy who is just easy to love, yet full of beans. This is his second year of preschool and he has really come a long way! Right before our very eyes he has matured from a toddler to a little boy and also stepped into his role of big brother… he loves bossing and protecting his baby sister. He snuggles, smiles, loves play-doh, bath time, Cars, Planes, Paw Patrol and still has a tendency to fall asleep in the most random places. He is full of boy energy, can’t “walk” anywhere, and is always down for a basement Nerf battle with the Spratt men.

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MaryGrace is 3 and started preschool last month! (What the what? When did that happen?) She is a bit of a fiery one… When she is happy, she’s happy and when she’s not, she’s not. You never have to wonder with her. Part of her temperament can be blamed on the medicine she has to take for her epilepsy but then again… she is 3! No matter the mood… she wears ball gowns every where she goes, she’s obsessed with anything that sparkles, and loves horses. She is spunky and keeps the boys on their toes. Even in her best ball gown, she keeps up with them. She is the perfect combination of feminine yet tough.

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Marilyn is officially back in Tennessee. When she got the news of our move she ditched us! (JK… sorta) Shortly after telling her about our decision she received a call from her former employer, they wanted her back. It was amazing timing and she off she went. She is working at New Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center and will resume classes in January. We miss her like crazy but trust she is where she is supposed to be. I met this sweet gal when she was in a high school gym class. I was her substitute teacher. Long story short, (I promise to share another time), she lived in our home for about a year and will be a part of our family forever. We love her and are insanely proud of the young woman she is becoming.

So that’s us… The Spratt Pack.

 

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