My Shopping Cart

My Shopping Cart

When Ray reads that title he is going to for sure without a doubt assume I'm going to give a lengthy post about how to purchase all your school supplies and your first day ensemble from Amazon. Then he is going to wax on poetically about how he should've bought that...

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Another Year…

Another Year…

Shut the door! I'm fre forty-four! I was going to say I'm freakin' forty-four but my kids just got home from church camp. I've been told about words that mean the same thing as the other word and as an alleged writer I might just freakin' want to expand my freakin'...

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She’s Fifteen…

She’s Fifteen…

Hanan is officially fifteen. Why couldn't she just stay my little mischievous maker for a bit? I do miss those days of finding her randomly on top of some shelf because she'd climbed to the top or stuck in a box. I also love having conversations with her now. She is...

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Summer School

Summer School

This year this guy is participating in ESY.  That's a fancy navy-sounding acronym name for Extended School Year. Why would this endless summer dreaming mother want her child to go to school in the summer? Well, where do I start? It is supposed to prevent any...

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I Mom So Hard

"How am I supposed to be teaching other people about Jesus when my own children act like this?" is something I said this morning. I now have to have my children's teeth cleaned every three months instead of every 6 because apparently they suck at brushing their teeth....

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She’s Off

She’s Off

We left the house 03:20 this morning. One hiccup arriving where they were supposed to leave from but the larger group was one terminal over. Hopefully we're done with hiccups. She is off on her own adventure. Thankfully I got the tears out yesterday. Today I'm excited...

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My Little Chick

My Little Chick

This time tomorrow one of my little birdies is going to fly to the other side of the world...literally. Arleigh is headed with a great group of people to China. I'm so excited for her. I'm proud of her for pleading to step out of her comfort zone. I'm sad that I won't...

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Our Current State

Our Current State

So yesterday Bria had swim. Arleigh had a welcome to Marching Band function. Hanan had her end of season track banquet... all at the same time. Everyone else is finished with school for the year. We are over hear finishing up like end of May crazy thick in the middle...

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Our Ohana

Where do we start? We are a Navy family, constantly on the move finding the wind in our sails. Ray is the web designer, woodworker, scientist and sailor. B is the writer, bus driver, cook, tutor, housekeeper, substitute teacher and well lots of other things too.

We have big girls in band, cross country and all things high school, a very bossy nine year old into soccer and swimming, a quietly loud eight year old boy who has a love for all things lego and two funny, loving puppies.

There’s lots to do and so much fun. We count our many, many blessings daily.

Stay tuned… things might get interesting with our misadventures in parenting!

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