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Homeschool – the good, the bad, and the honest

October 18, 2013


Did I forget to mention we started homeschooling our children this past spring? Oh…. Well… We did. Actually, I did. But it was a WE decision. Mostly me, but in the end it was we. Let me start over. Last spring were facing a lot of challenges. My husband’s job is part of a training […]

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Updated, Formatted, and Published, OH MY!

October 15, 2013


One of the little known things that small bloggers face, is what goes on behind the curtain. Last week, I dusted off my camera and flexed my fingers for the first time in months to begin again my daily (or every other day) ritual of sharing my thoughts and musings with friends near and far […]

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Morning Coffee and Beginnings

October 2, 2013


I’m not sure where to even begin. Beginnings aren’t easy. Sometimes they’re downright intimidating. Like our backyard on the day we bought our house here in El Paso. Rocks, Litter, Dirt, and the extreme absence of grass. I remember we took turns raking the rocks across our dusty blank canvas. Which is exactly what a […]

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Today, I am savoring…

March 12, 2013


time with my visiting mom and sister… the smell of fresh earth as we finish planting some purple pansies… and finding the humor in preschool cousins that are already in cahoots. Note to self: Never allow three cousins to go inside “just to go potty” without an adult. What are your savoring today? How do […]

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There is wisdom in Cookies and Milk

March 6, 2013


A wise friend of mine recently told me – “There are very few stresses in life that can survive a treatment of milk and cookies.” And I whole heartedly agree with her! … How do you find peace at the end of a long day filled with never ending “to-do” lists? What is your favorite […]

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Today, I will tackle…

March 5, 2013


the laundry… the menu plan and grocery list… the delivery of purged clothes to the thrift store… and maybe test drive a new flavor of nail polish… What are you tackling today? How do you reward yourself for completing a long “to do” list?

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Valentine humor in an Irish Blessing

February 14, 2013

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May those who love us, love us; And for those who don’t love us, May God turn their hearts; And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles┬áso we will know them by their limping! … May your Valentine’s Day be filled with laughter and joy with friends and family! And an […]

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Who plants strawberries in february?

February 9, 2013


That’d be me… Who runs through Mama’s garden while the sprinkler is on? That’d be my dog… Who stops the car to take crappy cell phone pictures of their handsome, hard workin, pink cement throwing, stud muffin husband in a white tshirt and jeans for their new desktop photo? Yeah… That’d be me… … What […]

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Happy Groundhogs Grundsau day!

February 2, 2013


Have you heard of Punxutawney Phil? He’s THE official Groundhog from small town in Pennsylvania! And guess what?! He is predicting an early spring this year! WOOHOO!!! This weekend is supposed to be beautiful, sunny, and in the mid 60s for El Paso – so today and tomorrow our family is going to tackle the […]

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A visit to the White Sands National Monument

January 30, 2013


A few weeks ago, we took our visiting family north to visit the White Sands National Monument. Here are a few of my favorite captures from that day! We decided we are definitely going to rent saucer sleds next time! Have you visited a national or state park recently with your family? Where did you […]

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