Category Archives: Family

Where in the world have I been?

Do you know this place? This was my fourth visit, but the first time when it wasn’t so very, very hot.  What a difference!  Not Bad at all — beautiful!

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When a 3-year-old meets a bulk food bin 12″ from the floor

… you end up with this in your cart.  It was a lesson well worth the price.

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Annual Black Friday Day Trip

Yesterday was the day we literally go out of our way to avoid the Black Friday madness, escaping town for a few hours.  This is not because I’m anti-shopping, just that we want to enjoy small-town life in late fall.  … Continue reading

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Birthday boy!

Yesterday was Peter’s birthday party — 3 years old!  Does this look like a happy boy or what? I cropped out his parents (so sorry!), but it’s a funny picture of all of them because I made them say “Babushka!” … Continue reading

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My favorite pumpkin

Peter, his mother and Grandpa and I visited Brookfield Zoo a few weeks ago, during Boo at the Zoo!  It was a bright but nippy day, as you can see!  Not so bright today, I’m afraid — boo hoo!

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I am not an artist

Peter stayed with us Saturday night, so yesterday we took him to church.  In the activity bag for kids was a clipboard with paper and a zippered case with colored pencils.  During the sermon, he asked me to draw something, … Continue reading

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A new citizen

As if there wasn’t enough excitement around here, last Friday our daughter-in-law announced that she would become a United States citizen at a ceremony … Monday!  We’ve been waiting for this for as long as we’ve known her, and watched … Continue reading

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Is “simple” effective?

I find embellishing my scrapbook layouts a real challenge when the subject is Peter.  So often I’ve got a great picture (because I take so many!) that doesn’t need much more.  Of course, using My Digital Studio means I can … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2013

We put the flag out for all sorts of occasions — national holidays, birthdays, visitors — and I always love the way it looks on the front of our house.  For the next event, it will be hanging on the … Continue reading

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Chalkin’ the walk

I believe this was Peter’s first experience with sidewalk chalk.  Yes, I did the writing and he did the embellishing.  I forgot how messy chalk can be!

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