Hezekiah Plans His Life

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Sorry about two Hezekiah posts in a row, but I can't help if he says or does charming things so close together….   Yesterday I had this delightful conversation with five year old Hezekiah. Hezekiah: When I'm a grown up … Continued

School at the Beach

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Yesterday we took our classroom to the beach for some up close and personal learning about sea life. I've mentioned the Marine Biology class Judah and Tilly are  taking. Well, thankfully I managed to wrangle Syndi and Carolynn into having … Continued

Avi’s Two Dads

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Avi (4) came up to me yesterday just as she awoke from her nap. Avi: Mama, we have two dads. Me: Really? Avi: Yes, a dad in heaven and a dad at work! Well, that's one way to put it … Continued

Man Talk

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Do you ever wonder what it is men talk about when they're together? Saturday night at church I wandered over to where Chuck was talking with some guys and overheard this conversation. Chuck: The ground beef was only $.99 a … Continued

Always Avi

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 Avi is full of beans spunk, energy and enthusiasm. She doesn't do anything halfway. Spend five minutes with her and she's likely to have you laughing. She's not the type of girl you can ignore- even for a moment. Avi's favorite … Continued

Bright, Smiling Jubilee

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Jubilee, six years old My goodness, just look at that smile! So big her eyes are nearly overflowing with it. Fitting on a girl named Jubilee I suppose. 

Another Monday

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Is it just me, or is this photo somehow reminiscent of Eve in the garden of Eden?  This apple came off of one of the apple in our front yard. We planted these trees the fall we moved here, in … Continued


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Is there any other word to describe these photos? These photos are imperfect in so many ways: lacking in composition, full of motion blur,  and missed focus.   But perfect in every way that matters: capturing the moment, the bliss, … Continued


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is too old for my baby.   This Tucker on his first birthday. Covered with chocolate frosting, sprinkles and baby hair. Then he turned two. His baby hair grew thicker and longer as he developed a sudden terror of haircuts. … Continued

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