Category Archives: autumn

Native Americans + Pilgrims

Around Thanksgiving time we focused our studies of Native Americans their relationship with the Europeans and the Pilgrims. We read how the pilgrims came in the Mayflower, and how hard it was for them to settle and get started in … Continue reading

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a winter faire

Last week we attended a craft fair. It’s a special one for my family, this Winter Faire.  At the end of the day I sat down, my feet tired, my eyes feeling heavy, I sat down for a while by … Continue reading

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around the sun again

The youngest in our family, had a birthday.  He is still the youngest, of course, but not too young anymore. Eight.  For some reason that seems like a big age.  I don’t mean “old age” just big.  He’s grown up … Continue reading

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an incredible sunset

  Ta da!

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playing at the beach

No words needed.  Just fun.  

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… last week

We finished November.  A full month for my family, and I think for many of us the beginning of a season we tend to be busier and more indoors.  Busier in a different way than our months in the summer … Continue reading

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a tidal pool

Everyone looking. So much to see. Right on the edge of the water.  As the waves come in and go out.  Leaving a whole world for us to discover. We had a fun weekend.  From rain, clouds, wind, water, frisbees, … Continue reading

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on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving came and we had such a fun long weekend together.  Mark had five days off, which was a real treat and a much needed break.  We celebrated quietly, sandwiched in between other celebrations. Lucas came back from his Trackers … Continue reading

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Bridge of the Gods

Last month, after seeing the salmon run at Eagle Creek, as we always do, we stopped at Cascade Locks, right under the Bridge of the Gods, to buy smoked salmon. Oh my… it is so good!  Usually buy and eat … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Now that I am about to eat, O Great Spirit, Give my thanks to the beasts and birds Whom you have provided for my hunger; And pray deliver my sorrow That living things must make sacrifice For my comfort and … Continue reading

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