Category Archives: outdoors

readying the garden

It has been mostly Siena and Mark who have gotten the garden ready, with help from some of us at times. Getting the hose rolled up (should we have done this before winter?), setting up the green house, getting the … Continue reading

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total lunar eclipse + the blood moon

I’m up late tonight.  I wanted to stay up to watch the total moon eclipse.  I love watching the moon.  I enjoy knowing its cycle, it amazes me every time how nature does its thing and it has done it for thousands of … Continue reading

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trying out

Last month it was the baseball try outs.  Indoors, because of all the rain we had those weeks. Lucas’s coach from last year, suggested we had Lucas go to the next level in baseball, though he is younger than the … Continue reading

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the tree goes down

Few weeks ago, one Saturday afternoon, we are driving home and we can’t turn on our street.  There is a police car in the corner closing the road.  My heart jumps for a bit.  But it is the tree in … Continue reading

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signs of spring in March

The sun comes out and we think spring is here to stay.  Deep in our heart, we know, we totally know, it’s just a tease.  More rain is yet to come.  But for now, and maybe because of this, we … Continue reading

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This time of year it’s the winter-spring time.  When some days are like winter, but then few hours later the sun comes out and spring air is all around us. Everything is waking up.

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rolling around

Last year, we went skating to the skating rink few times.  Lucas learned some and Siena remembered from times we had gone before.  But it wasn’t until Lucas’s birthday last November, that he wanted to go back to the skating … Continue reading

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a different kind of winter play

As our normal winter days (rain) have arrived, this is the sight we had a few weeks ago… oh… so lovely! When it snows here, in the Portland of the West Coast, everything stops.  I love it! Everything is beautiful. Everything … Continue reading

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more snow playing

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playing in the snow

  When we went to get the tree, we stopped and had fun in the snow for a while. It was sunny and there was snow everywhere… so pretty!

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