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rapid fire

I’ve been trying to spare everyone the “my-baby-started-kindergarten” mommyblogger post, so I’ve been quiet about school starting. We are in year round school with a four to five week summer so everyone but Cole started back last Wednesday, including Simon. My grandmother also went into the hospital last Wednesday, so I found myself running up …

Rosemary White Bean Soup

Rosemary White Bean Soup Around August of this year, we decided that we were going to eat beans once a week this year to save money on groceries. The pot of beans has varied each week.  We’ve had purple hull peas and cornbread many nights.  Also, I’ve previously posted about how wonderful I find a …

Meeting Diane

Over the last few years the Lord has richly blessed me through my sweet friend, Diane. I’ve known her a very long time, but recently, our friendship has evolved. The best way I know how to describe it is: I can not live without her. Healthy, I know. Let me tell you how this happened. …

family = home

Simon came home with fever yesterday so I had some time at home today. Today was a good day for cleaning out. I have been putting away winter and pulling out spring. I was happy to find a flowing spring skirt to put on since the spring sunshine is warming us up. Unearthing an old …

look out your window and i’ll be gone

One night this summer we were camping at a fairly crowded campground near a beach on the Oregon Coast, and I became keenly aware of something that has been missing from my camping summer. I was walking back from the bathroom with Mary Polly and as we passed the different groups and families camping around …

BSF, Bible Study Fellowship, BSF rules

Whoever Welcomes One of These

I was doing my BSF lesson this morning and I wanted to write all about this one question that is on there, but then I remembered that I was a volunteer in the BSF children’s program last week and I had wanted to write about that. So let’s just pretend it is last Wednesday afternoon. …

A Story About Finding My Hiding Place

Finding My Hiding Place in Monday Morning Mantra Chanting Starting monday morning (and therefore my week) with yoga is one of the most sane choices i make in my schedule. And this morning, it did not disappoint. Our instructor worked us hard, but in yoga, you don’t realize how hard you are working. You’re just following…moving, …

Yoga Groupies

  My newest yoga instructor’s name is Jeanie. She is precious, I tell you. But honestly,  I think I have yet to meet a yoga instructor I didn’t like. Jeanie has blond hair, the usual yoga body and, get this, she’s had seven children.  You heard me.  Seven.  They are all grown, and so now …

boys swimming

Overheard

Middle schoolers. Pre-adolescents. Jr. highers. Whatever you want to call them. They are a rare breed. The crazy thing about middle schoolers (well, of course we all know there is more than one crazy thing) is that the range of heights and developmental stages is so wide among them. The group Taido works with ranges …

A Story About A Science Fair Project

A Story About A Science Fair Project   Oh my goodness I’m so glad we’re out of school! I have always loved summer.  We are having a pool break today because it’s rainy and my kids are slightly sunburned, but we have had several glorious days of pretty much changing from our pajamas to our …