Category Archives: Celebrations

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Before I show you how we celebrated Chilean Independence Day last weekend, I want to take a moment to share the sad news of Chile’s latest earthquake from just 2 days ago.  An 8.3 magnitude, 16-foot wave on the coast of the … Continue reading

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Forgotten : 4th of July

Looking through the photos I’ve downloaded in my computer I found these from the Fourth of July with friends. Waiting at The Bluff to see the big fire works.   More on the way home. Happy Fourth of July + Two Months.

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a party

We had a great party to celebrate Siena turning 13 few weeks a month ago (time flies.) We watched a movie. Had milkshakes. Decorated a cake.  Two cakes. Siena and her friends had a lot of fun. They had their coach, the … Continue reading

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Another party at the lake

  We arrived at the lake Friday evening, after a fun afternoon seeing new places.         We’ve been lucky to celebrate with our friends, 9 of the 13 birthdays.  We met when our oldest ones were 4, and … Continue reading

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Turning 13

My oldest, has turned 13. I can’t believe it has been that long since we became parents.  Looking at the pictures of my pregnancy with her and the delivery and first few months, it seems like it wasn’t that long ago … Continue reading

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day. –Native American Proverb

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turning 12

This year, it was Siena’s turn to celebrate her birthday somewhere else besides home.  Overseas to be more specific. Lucas turned 6 when we were in India.  I also celebrated my birthday in India that year, and of course, if … Continue reading

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