Tag Archives: Outdoors

Simple Sunday – A Hat Worthy Walk

Yesterday morning the boys decided to accompany me on my morning walk-around with Haley.  The temperature was a brisk 33 degrees and there was frost on the patches of grass we passed as we weaved our way through the city … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Desert – On the Wrong Feet Christmas 2014

Christmas in our family, as I suspect is true with many other families, is a holiday steeped with traditions.  We have events that we attend or host: the lighting of the town tree, the lighted boat parade, my friend and … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Leprechaun Update and the Turning of the Soil

As promised, here is the update on the boys’ Leprechaun trap.  The pesky little Leprechaun came.  He plucked the bait – a penny – off the double sided tape within the trap, the tape that was suppose to hold him … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Up to the Top of the World

They shimmered in the sun, whirring and spinning non-stop while we waited in line for our turn. Up, up, up.  At the top was a breathtaking view.  Ladybugs – four, five, half a dozen or more – alighted upon us, … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Camping/Glamping

Yesterday we did some pseudo camping.  This is basically where a person is too tired to full on camp so they just meet up with their friends at the campground and spend the day.  We packed our camp chairs, some … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Mojitos, Pie & Friends

Yesterday we hosted our second annual Summer Pie Day, one of the many made-up, food centric, family holidays that we celebrate. The adults enjoyed refreshing mojitos using this recipe although modified to include mint instead of basil.  The kids set … Continue reading

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Babies Come From Vashon Island

Several weeks ago we were invited to a friend’s birthday party which was located on a piece of private beach attached to their neighborhood community center.  The open aired structure and bbq area sit atop a grassy hill that slops … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Summer Squash

Today I stayed indoors all day despite the lovely weather so as to finish a concept paper for my Reading and Language Arts class that is due tomorrow.  Writing school papers does not make for good blogging material (even though … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Scrap Wood

One thousand two hundred and twenty pounds of scrap wood loaded into our trailer, driven to the dump, and unloaded from our trailer.  Not bad for a Sunday morning. I am sure that Husband and I would not have been … Continue reading

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Wishing on a Rock

Yesterday I was a rock star. After creating a lesson plan and presenting that lesson to a group of my cohorts (((who had to pretend to be six and seven year olds (my lesson was teaching near-doubles addition to a … Continue reading

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