It is really still Tuesday, though the clock says Wednesday–after Midnight.  It’s been a very long day, as well as a very tiring day.  It was disappointing for Chip because the driver’s testing facility asked questions about insurance, and guess what part of the book he didn’t read?  Yep, it was impossible to guess his […]

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It is sad when our words come out as just words, yet can be represented as something of who we are by someone else.  I will be much more careful about how I say what I’m thinking and who I say it around.  My heart hurts that I am not as unblemished as I wish […]

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If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love taking pictures.  There is something about getting a reallygood picture of someone or something…it’s just so gratifying.  One of my favorite pictures is the oneof my father and my boys filling up the bird feeder–just one of those magical moments that will liveforever in that […]

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We helped my mother put up her Christmas tree yesterday! Then, the cousins brought lunch over.  Chip’s such a ham sometimes…you had to hear the conversation.This morning, Chip got up and we all said, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHIP!He had to move his trumpet out of the dining room for Thanksgiving dinner, and he discovered that his […]

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If you normally don’t have sound turned on (you know who you are), please turn it on now!  This is one of my very favorite songs–any time of the year, if you listen to the whole song, but especially as we move into the Christmas season.  I realize that some of my friends may not […]

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Parker has a xanga…visit when you finish here….help him get it started…http://www.xanga.com/Fireman1221 Birthdays…is there anything better than a birthday?  I remember vividly the birth-dayof Parker and the birth-day of Chip. Chip’s 15th birthday will be celebrated as we eatturkey next Thursday.  Even though Parker officially turned 13 on Wednesday, we celebrated Parker’s 13th birthday in fine form last […]

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Hooray for wonderful lunch dates!

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Yawn…I’m really tired.  Maybe I can go to bed early tonight, then I’ll feel energized!  I love my youth group girls…and the guys.I love that my family is the best!I love that God strengthens me when I am the weakest.I love that we have Xangas to reflect on how we are feeling today, and to […]

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The moment I’ve worked toward, but have fallen asleep before I could accomplish…Friday night a bunch of the kids went to Fuji—and we only go on special occasions,go figure!  They came here and watched Robots with more kids later.  Daniel, Jacob, and Chip played Pokemon after everyone left–yes, they are supposedly growing up, and then…  […]

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Swim meet was great. My feet still feel wet.  I think Beth Garner needs a personal assistant to be sure she gets places on time.  I definitely had a great time taking pictures, but it’s just because everywhere I go people are doing funny, happy, silly things.   I went to the doctor today, which I’m doing […]

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