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Monthly Archives: January 2014

to the zoo

We joined our friends recently for an afternoon at the zoo.  Thanks to being homeschoolers, we got the place to ourselves to run wild and free, as well as got front row seats when mama jaguar and her cub played and wrestled together while we watched.  It was so awesome to see.  Those last photos […]

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melissa

The kids and I joined our friends at one of the most beautiful Jacksonville woods, Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, one bright and gorgeous Sunday.  We walked and chatted while kids ran and played– and a couple of the little ones cried– and I casually snapped a photo here and there when the light was […]

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beach afternoon

When it’s just the three of us at the beach, we stay for hours.  They play together… and play… and play.  The beach is quiet, beautiful, nourishing and perfect for an afternoon outside.  This is the jetty, by the way, the place where the ocean makes the river and the ships come in and out. […]

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homeschool friends

We have a pretty awesome thing happening right now: A group of homeschooling families here on base found one another and formed a formal homeschool group.  What this means is that we no longer have to drive hours across Jacksonville to visit with homeschool friends; we now get to walk down the street.  We can […]

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beach friends

We took the neighborhood kids for a beach walk on Matt’s last day with us.  It was fun, and we need to do it again.  All kids love the beach, and I love to watch them be so free.

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a bed for a princess

It’s official now.  She’s a princess.  Thanks to those of you reading who added to her fanciness; it meant the world to her on Christmas Day when, with her new canopy, she became an official princess.

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2013 in pictures

2013 came and went in a whirlwind of moving back to Florida, waiting for Matt to come home and then getting him back, visits from Grandmas, and lots of family togetherness.  I see that these are the times when I took photos– the times of being outside, having fun, and being together– and there are […]

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