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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

I took this picture with my phone this past week during the first ice storm that came through. This was the ice storm that came after the wind storm that knocked out our power for 24 hours, but before the snow storm that left us with around 4-5 inches of snow (for those of you […]

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Each Day I Learn Some More


Something BIG happened in the Watkins’ house last night.  I mean it: BIG. Something Jason has been begging me to do for ages. I deleted Caillou from our DVR. Caillou was the first cartoon that was ever watched in our house.  Charlie used to love the show, insisting on watching it every morning and before he went to […]

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The Thing About Plans

When January 1, 2015 rolled around, I was ready.  I was motivated, spending hours with my planning calendar mapping out lesson plans for our homeschool, writing down goals and dreams for myself, finding books I wanted to read every month.  I pledged to reach my 10,000 step goal with my FitBit at least 5 times […]

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A Saturday Walk (Serenity)

The kids and I didn’t have too much to do today so we decided to take a walk.  It was really nice and beautiful and peaceful and  full of unexpected surprises. I took some pictures with my phone (since of course I didn’t have our gigantic camera with me) and thought they fit nicely with The […]

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A Christmas Tree for the Birds

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The saga with our Christmas tree continues.  We have redecorated it for New Years and hung on to it as long as I can stand it.  When I told Charlie yesterday that it was going outside, he started to protest, until I told him we were turning it into a home for the birds and squirrels. I’m […]

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