Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Element 11 Art Festival…

I spent the weekend admiring the creativity of more than fifteen hundred humans in the middle of the desert. The dust was thick, but the love was thicker. I am so glad to have had those moments to absorb the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Easter and my Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale…

Surprise! The pumpkins from halloween that we tilled into the garden had babies!  We are keeping about a 3 foot diameter circle of the plants. Whichever survives best gets to stay in a month or so. So far so good! … Continue reading

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Fun Festivities for Fall and Playtime…

Sometimes playtime means celebration time. Like when your kids get new stuffed animals. Naturally it is important to celebrate birthdays with friends, gifts, and treats. That means Mom is in charge of creating something special with what she has on … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Trip Part 1 of 5: Preparation and Travel

Preparation For the Trip:  Failed: Breakfast cookiesBaths for everyone–Wesley is a fan nowPicking produce to freezePrepping a project for in the car Creating a climbing lattice for the cucumbers Finishing a painting project for my sister’s wedding reception Fail: Made … Continue reading

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First Week of Summer…

There has been lots of celebrating beyond the birthdays over the last week.  At a baby shower eating watermelon for the first time:——————– Free donut day! (At Krispy Kreme) (and showing off Molly’s hairdo) ————————- Getting the last of our … Continue reading

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Organizing My Life…

My pathetic little corn stalks from attempting indian corn this year. My whole garden was one big fail, but I salvaged these stalks to make myself feel better. —————————- October 4th morning: Snow–like an inch! ————————- Cooking tip of the … Continue reading

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In Their Eyes…

Sometimes I sit and look at my children. They are each so different, and yet, they all need the same thing from me. Love, and attention. It’s hard to slow down sometimes and look them in the eye and remember … Continue reading

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Little Things and My Brother Visits…

Little things…Molly wearing an outfit I wore as a kid that my mom made. The little things are what make a woman happy. Such as a husband installing the toilet paper holder…after 7 months of having a “finished” bathroom downstairs. … Continue reading

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Rainy Days…

Friday she lost her first tooth! I’m pretty sure she pulled it herself. She ran all over the neighborhood showing her friends the tooth in a little glass jar. Haha! I can’t believe how fast she is growing up. (She … Continue reading

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And So it Goes…

Moving/New Job: Deric had his first interview last tuesday. It was perfect timing, since he came down with the flu that evening really badly. The interview went really well, but they have to wait until next month to be sure … Continue reading

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