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Sometimes things just work out.  During this time of year, the long drag of late winter and the teasing of early spring, it is sometimes hard to come up with pictures for this post.  We are, for lack of a better term, hunkering down.  We are trying to survive the last dark weeks before the […]

She flies with her own wings. – Oregon State Motto This morning, I was sure that this was going to be a simple “Hey, look at the pictures from my kid’s field trip!” type post.  And, yes, there are pictures from my daughter’s field trip. But, instead, this post has become a love letter to my […]

I’m not sure if this is true for other families with kids in other schools, but for us, the coming of Spring means the coming of field trips.  I have come to accept that, between two kids, I just can’t chaperone every trip–but I do try to make as many as I can. The week […]

It probably isn’t a surprise to anyone that reading is a big deal in our house.  Well, it is a big deal to me and to my daughter.  My husband, well, I try to get him to read at least one novel a year.  As for my son, it has been a struggle. I do […]

Well, it actually happened.  Every time the weather forecast hinted that there might be snow, my kids made sure to wear their pajamas inside-out and backward and flush ice cubes down the toilet before bed.  And, until this week, their efforts have been for naught. I can’t say that we hit the motherlode of winter weather, […]

February can be a tough month when it comes to these weekly posts.  Ideally, I would have done something fun and exciting with my family and I would have pictures to share.  However, this time of year, that just doesn’t happen as often.  For one thing, winter in the Pacific Northwest is usually a damp […]