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We have been having a great time this fall, enjoying the extra nice days that we have been blessed with so far into October. Here’s a quick picture update: We spent an evening last week with several other families from our parish at our local cathedral. We celebrated mass with the Bishop and then had

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While camping last weekend we celebrated my mom’s 75th birthday with a surprise party.  We were able to get a couple of good shots of all of 8 of us kids with Mom and Dad too.  This one was taken just before my darling husband convinced a couple of my nephews to run into the

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This summer we were thinking about driving up to South Dakota to visit but the summer has literally gotten away from us.  We have been so busy and I have started my part-time job at the church so we opted instead for a “staycation” this year.  We budget a certain amount every month through the

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Weekend Wanderings

We just had the best weekend! It started out pretty normal, Friday morning we had Toby’s 7 year well-check visit with the doctor.  He’s being referred to the eye doctor again and it looks like come September he’ll join the ranks of us who need glasses.  His sight in his right eye is 20/70.    Saturday

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Things have been busy! Here’s a quick update on what’s going on around here: We are wrapping up the school year a bit quicker than I had anticipated. A lot of “life learning” has been going on aside from the normal lessons. The kids have been helping with projects around the house and yard, digging

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update

2011 has started off little hectic for us. I’m hoping things work out and the rest of the year proves otherwise. Here’s a quick update of the good, bad and in-between. *3 weeks ago a toilet overflowed in the basement and flooded all 5 of the main rooms down there. Bad enough that it required

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In our spare time...

This is what we are up to for a good part of most days. When we don’t have quite as busy a week as we just had that is! This girl loves to “read” and be read to. I often find her just like this, especially after we’ve been to the library. At least she

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Milestone

Toby after having his first tooth pulled. The first one he lost had to be pulled out.It just wasn’t getting loose enough to pull ourselves no matter how hard we tried and the new tooth was not being very patient. Unfortuantely, it looks like the next one is having the same issue so we may

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The Pioneer Life

With the unusually warm and mild fall we’ve had, it’s hard to believe it’s the middle of November. When the cold first finally hit though we did get the wood burning stove prepped for the new season. I’m not sure who was more excited to get out the “sewing basket” this year, me or the

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Still here!

In case you missed me, I’m still around! Even though it’s only Tuesday, it has already been a busy and expensive week. We’ve been dodging wasps and mud holes but all seems to well, for now anyway. Last fall we had the roof reshingled and it seems that in doing so, a wasp nest was