Category Archives: traditions

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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wish

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

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Halloween

Halloween this year was a scary one.  The day before was pouring rain, the morning was raining hard too, but by 1 pm, the rain stopped and it didn’t rain until later this weekend.  It was a beautiful evening making … Continue reading

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carving pumpkins : a picture tutorial

1- Get your pumpkins. Get them, having your design in mind.   2- Wash the pumpkins.  3- Make your design.  There are lots of inspiration in books and online. 4- Cut the top of the pumpkins.  Careful with the knives. … Continue reading

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the salmon run

  As we have done for years, the visit to see the salmon run, is a must. But I don’t think we’ve ever gone seen the salmon in shorts and t-shirts.  This year has been warm.  A warm fall.  We … Continue reading

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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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what summer is…

* running * splashing * happiness * freedom * water * smiles * laughter * movies * rivers * lakes * grass * blue * red * snow cones * picnics * ice creams * watermelons * avocado * wet … Continue reading

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