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family, friends & friends that are family

I’m playing a bit of catch-up here… If you remember, I mentioned that we had a wonderful visit with our Alberta girl back in April.  It had been a full year since we’d seen her–two years since our df girl and cl boy had seen her. Last week, we met our cb girl and her… Continue reading family, friends & friends that are family

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school’s out…well almost

I don’t know what your homeschool year looks like, but ours is a peaks and valleys kind of adventure.  We start strong, petering off after the Christmas holidays, then as the weather warms, we kick into high gear to wrap things up so we can enjoy the outdoors.  (Although, we have been known to play hooky… Continue reading school’s out…well almost

family · life · special days

to be like mom

This Mother’s Day weekend has me pining a little for ‘my other home.’  I so wish I could be there to spend the day with my sweet mom.  Not only that, but my talented northern boy is having his second cd release concert and my equally talented techie boy will be doing an opening set… Continue reading to be like mom

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art class ~ van gogh

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice in your head will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh Because yesterday was Star Wars Day, I decided to take the day off from History and do something a little different.  I decided to do an art class.… Continue reading art class ~ van gogh

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may the fourth be with you

If you’re not a Star Wars fan, you may have no idea what this means.  I will enlighten you:  it is a play on “May the force be with you,”  the “live long and prosper” of the Star Wars saga.  Yes, the Star Wars gurus have given fans an entire day for this phenomenon…so Happy Star… Continue reading may the fourth be with you

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time with our girl and makin’ sushi

We enjoyed a wonderful week with our Alberta girl!  Not a lot is going on around here yet, so we mostly just chatted as we hung out, played games, watched movies and did a little sight-seeing.  We each had a ‘date’ with her.  We did have a few nice days to walk the beach, too.… Continue reading time with our girl and makin’ sushi

faith · family · friends · life

i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth… Continue reading i am holding on