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Memorial Day 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Have I ever mentioned that we live within easy walking distance of a cemetery?  Our neighborhood is filled with mostly older homes, though we’ve had our share of new construction over the years.  But the cemetery definitely makes for a stabilizing and quiet influence. After 16 years in this house, I decided that it would […]



Flashback Friday

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Memorial Day is upon us (I have no idea how we’ve gotten this far into 2019 already), and Ane and I are making plans to walk over to the cemetery not far from our house for their service on Monday. Which reminded me of a couple of years ago, when we went to the Memorial […]



How Tall Is He?

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Tad is growing like a weed.  A completely body-fat-free weed.  Don’t ask me how the kid who eats like he has a hollow leg looks like a stick figure. Obachan is shrinking.  A consequence of osteoporosis and age.  And this was my favorite picture from Mother’s Day. Those smiles are absolutely genuine and yes, it […]



Happy Mother’s Day 2019

Monday, May 13th, 2019

I am outnumbered, and two of them are now taller than me.  Not by much, and not if they don’t stand up straight, but they are taller. I love them all beyond measure, and I am so incredibly blessed to be their mom.