Imagery

Imagery

Two of my four kids are currently studying imagery in their writing. One of the others is in advanced writing and can probably write circles around me. There's been a lot going on around here. Some of it school that I can't write about. Some of it just this crazy...

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The Extraction

The Extraction

Where to start? With the face that made my son look as the dentist said, like a walrus or the fact that all I saw was tampons hanging out of his mouth? Either way...good times. Last week, Bria and Jack went to the dentist to have teeth extracted. They were both rock...

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Things I Said Last Week

I haven't had time to talk about the new look of the blog, the fun I had with my family, Bria's birthday or homecoming. It's been even crazier than our normal brand of chaos around here. Last week, I got to spend most of my week including field day with one class....

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I’m Homesick

My mother will be so proud. I'm homesick and not for Hawaii... Shocking, I know.  So I'm sure you've seen this since it's be shared roughly a bajillion times. https://youtu.be/E2pAslx5az8 I promise you it doesn't matter how many times I watch it, my eyes get...

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Your Support

Your Support

Have I mentioned that I remember everything? Well, I don't remember how to do Algebra or to get eggs and milk from the store but I remember life events like I've just watched a movie. It's a blessing. I hold on to things like dinner at Gus's.  This happened to be...

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When Teens Are Fun

When Teens Are Fun

My life with teens includes many moments where I embarrass them, mostly purposefully. There are a few when I embarrass myself, mostly not on purpose. There are the pull your hair out miscommunication moments. There are the scheduling nightmare moments. There are the...

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Four Years Complete

Four Years Complete

It's hard to believe but four years ago today, I was standing in China, signing papers, meeting my son. Oh to read that now. How naive I was. How I thought I was making it real but  he wasn't really talking. We found out later that he was parroting everything. He...

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Oh September…Don’t Make Me Hate You Too

When Arleigh and Hanan were in preschool I started to despise that last week of school before Christmas. The programs, the parties, the gift buying... I couldn't fit it all in. Then as they got older I found myself saying the last weeks of school would kill me. I...

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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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