Category Archives: Family

Back to life, back to reality…

But not quite yet, I have the Fourth of July weekend off! My family and I returned from a wonderful six-day vacation in the Wenatchee Nathional Forest. After twenty-five years, I returned to Holden Village, a community/family camp owned by … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Keeper

About five years ago I stumbled upon a book by Jodi Picoult. Since then I’ve read many of her novels. I always have a few moments of envy when I start one of her books — she’s published more than … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial artist in the house

Our older son noticed a sign on the neighbor kids’ compost bin yesterday. Hand drawn art: 50 cents We had to read the sign for him and once we did the wheels must have started turning. Today my husband told … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures

This morning I took my two sons , a soccer ball, my older son’s bicycle, the stroller and headed to the nearby high school field. When the sun is out here in the Pacific Northwest, one must optimize the moment. … Continue reading

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Our friend: The Igloo Tent

This weekend we became the proud owners of a $9.99 tent from Ikea. Not just any tent, but a tent in the shape of an igloo (see photo courtesy of Ikea). Both of our sons love this tent. And today, … Continue reading

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The 19th Wife

I recently finished a great book, The 19th Wife. It’s fiction but draws much of the story from the real life tale of Bringham Young’s nineteenth wife, Ann  Eliza Young, who actually divorced Bringham Young. As the title suggests, the … Continue reading

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I live in the Pacific Northwest and this holiday season our region has had weather to which its inhabitants are unaccustomed. We’ve had snow — lots of it. And, very cold temperatures. This weather has brought the pace of life … Continue reading

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