Tag Archives: Children

From the top of the driveway

We emptied a container of salsa during dinner this evening.  As I was walking back from the recycling bin at the top of our driveway, I stopped and looked down the drive, my eyes traveling the road leading away.  I … Continue reading

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Letting Go

I was fully planning on being one of those parents, the ones who read parenting books in a (what I now know is futile) attempt to arm themselves with answers, to better understand the role of a parent.  Husband and … Continue reading

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Need some Milk to go with that Bowl of Red Blood Cells?

Breakfast conversation: It started with bran and our ignorance on the subject. Lately Cody’s favorite breakfast cereal is All-Bran.  I know.  It is a strange cereal to be declared anyone’s favorite cereal, much less a ten year olds.  I think … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – 10

Yesterday Cody turned ten. The big one zero. The full two hands. Double digits. Wow. Every year, I go back and reread the first post I wrote about his birthday and every year it gives me chills.  Those of you … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Taking Flight

Before the Arizona rains came and the boys did this, we saved a morning dove from much distress and perhaps even an early death. Husband and the boys had taken the dogs for a walk while I stayed home and … Continue reading

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Smooth Talkin’ Seven Year Old

I am not one to splurge, especially on myself.  But today, I did.  It wasn’t much of a splurge as far as splurges go, but it made me very happy and it was inexpensive.  It was a bracelet, four stretchy … Continue reading

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Duck (s)! and Green Hats

When we moved into our house last year, the swimming pool came complete with three ducks, two of which were real and one was of the plastic top, floating chlorine tablet holder variety.  After a week or so, the real … Continue reading

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Those People

Today we were those people. You know the ones. The people who have pool noodle battles in the middle of the Costco parking lot. Our last summer pool noodles, the cheap Home Depot ones, had long ago gone the way … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Zombies and Robo-Sharks

It was the quarantine.  Or maybe the robo-sharks. It could even have been the intensive laser testing.  Whatever it was, it has kept me from gaining access to my computer for the past two months, from blogging. It was most … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Seahawks, Root Beer, and Cooking with a Cat

Carter decorated our house for the Seahawks game today.  You can thank us for the win. Tonight is also the much anticipated First Annual Root Beer Taste Off.  The taste off is the brain child of Cody, who happens to … Continue reading

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