Monthly Archives: February 2012

Helping others

When Siena and Lucas were really little, we asked our friends not to bring gifts to our birthdays.  After that, they decide on their own what they wanted to do for their birthdays. Siena on her fifth birthday wanted to … Continue reading

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Making : Valentines + cake + more

We’ve been making lots of things lately. I don’t know if it’s the time of the year, the weather, or having missed the pre-holiday making by being in India and getting ready to travel back home.  Or maybe it’s all … Continue reading

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beach treasures

We found lots of beautiful rocks and shells on our last trip to the beach.  And now, we are enjoying some of them here at home.  What a treat! We found our “sea butterflies.” So many colors and shapes. The … Continue reading

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I have discovered Pinterest. (You can see my link to my boards here on the side bar.)  I could spend so much time there, looking and dreaming and planning.  It’s fun, you should go check it out. I found this quote … Continue reading

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:: this moment ::

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama. {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and … Continue reading

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Agate Beach : Newport, Oregon

After the Aquarium, we stopped at one more beach before coming home. Agate Beach, in Newport. We looked for agates, and only found a couple of small ones. And a ladybug. We crossed the (freezing!) creek to get to the ocean. … Continue reading

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A visit to the Aquarium

On our way back from the beach, we stopped at the Aquarium in Newport.  It’s fun to see how our interests and how our trips change each time.  It is a real hands on science lesson! We had been here … Continue reading

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