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Monthly Archives: April 2017

montana visit

The kids and I headed to Montana recently for some much-needed cousin playtime and to give Matt a week of space all to himself (and by that I mean, a week to work on our house uninterrupted by the myriad needs of the family).  It was the first actual sunny, warmish week we’d all had after this long winter, […]

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her: a birthday, and a bit of outside

She turned 12.  She had a sleepover, went to the movies, ate food she wanted, and enjoyed her cakes and presents.  I’ve also included here photos of her venturing out for bits of time as the weather warmed: these were her chosen set-ups when I kicked her out to “go outside and get some sun […]

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trampoline

Matt and I caved.  We finally gave in and bought the trampoline our kids have been wanting for years.  Our friends came over to help us set it up, which saved us sooooo much time.  And now, even though it might ruin the lawn, I have to move it to mow, and we have to […]

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valentines

We hardly craft anymore, but we had our annual homeschool group Valentine’s Day party coming up, so we went on a crafting binge.  They wanted to win prizes for their boxes in the box-decorating competition, and that was reason to go for creating in a way they just aren’t too interested in anymore these days. […]

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snow, oh, snow!

“It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with SNOW!”  Do you recognize that song?  We did watch several old musicals this winter while we snuggled up during snowy weather.  More snow, and cold temps, happened here this year than in many years.  We loved it!

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comings and goings

Winter was wet and cold this year (though the photos seem to show mostly the sunny days— this is only part of a mostly very gray, cloudy story), with many, many, MANY days at home.  From the snaps I captured (and I missed a lot of photos of our adventures with friends and at home), […]

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