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Sweet and Wild

OrionAndOllieSchoolBuddies2013I was pokin' around on the school website and happened upon a slideshow with a photo of our boys. It so defines both of their personalities...one is sweet, one is wild!...
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The 4th grade "Van Gogh Cafe" poetry reading

  OrionPoetryHeadshotToday Orion's 4th grade class held an event called "The Van Gogh Cafe" where they each memorized a Shel Silverstein poem, created an art poster to display on an easel, and recited their poems.  Orion was very nervous about remember his "lines" but he did an awesome...
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Thanksgiving 2013

DinnerAndPeepsThis year we celebrated Thanksgiving at my Mom's in Sequim.  We decided to forgo the traditional turkey feast for ham instead.  John, as usual, did most of the main cooking with everyone else contributing side dishes and pies. This was Seven's first visit to Sequim meeting all...
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Introducing "Seven"

We have a new family member and we must admit we are already in love with him.  His name is Seven and he's a 10 week old Corgi/Bulldog/Wire Terrier mix.  He is the sweetest little boy. If you're wondering about the name, it's a James Bond reference.  We often call our boys (Orion and Oliver) double...
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"You sure have good hygiene"

PumpkinCarvingJohnEvery once in a while, when my husband and I have a disagreement, we attempt to turn it around to something positive by forcing ourselves to give each other one "real" compliment.  But that sometimes deteriorates because, in our anger, we can't think of one lovely...
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Our first KOA stay – Willapa Bay, WA

Well, we joined something I never thought we would.  KOA campgrounds.  Yep.  We are not RVers and never plan to be.  But this year I was sleeping on the job and didn't book our labor day yurt trip to Ft. Stevens State park...
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Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction 2012

Our first summer trip each year is to the Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction where we dream of all the goodies we can score at this massive yard sale that covers an entire elementary school. In the past we've stayed at hotels. This year...
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Last Day of School 2012

Today was the last day of school for Orion.  Ollie finished a while ago.  It was only a half day at school so I picked Orion up.  There was no sadness or sense of loss.  He just had the attitude of "Dude, I'm outta here.  Let the summer parties commence!" Read more

Last day of 1st grade and Rotary Auction confusion

Orion finally made it to the very last day of 1st grade.  Phew...what a wild ride it was!  One of  Orion's 1st grade teachers had  prepared a slideshow of pictures set to music and invited parents, so I came to share snacks and...
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You deserve a break today…

[caption id="attachment_2612" align="alignleft" width="370" caption="My newly painted music room!"][/caption] Every so often I reach a meltdown stage where I've had just a little too much kid interaction and need to be alone with my thoughts.  It's draining to have everything you do constantly interrupted by...
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