Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ugly, Ugly Restrictions

Over the past few months, we have been working toward eating healthier foods. And as far as our meals go, we have done pretty well. We are now using about 75% whole wheat flour instead of white processed flour and … Continue reading

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Captured Moments

My computer desktop background is set to a picture of Jonah and Abby that was taken last year while we were living in Albuquerque. I love this picture and it makes me smile every single time I see it. We … Continue reading

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Favorite Books

I have been reading Writing the Breakout Novel, by Donald Maass. In it he asks, what are your top three favorite novels of all time? Although I reserve the right to alter this list at any time, I would have … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude: Week 10

85. a clean kitchen sink. 86. saying Compline before bed with my sweetie and kids… 87. … and having the kids ask, every time, if they can read part of the prayers. 88. friendship and birthday parties. 89. sharing a … Continue reading

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Interview With My Daughter

I called Abby and asked her to set a chair next to me. When she saw the laptop her eyes lit up. “Is it Friday,” she asked. “Do I get to do the blog post now?” She’s very excited. And … Continue reading

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Grounding the Babysitter

For the past seven weeks, Jonah and Abby have been very excited to have a babysitter every Tuesday evening as Scott and I helped out with The Marriage Course at our church. In fact, they were more than a bit … Continue reading

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First Novels

I wrote my first book when I was in second grade. I think it was about a rabbit. Several sheets of grade school writing paper were sandwiched in between two pieces of decorated construction paper, hole-punched on the side and … Continue reading

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