Monthly Archives: October 2010

what’s your favorite color?

Dear Internet, All I want for my children is for them to have fulfilling, successful lives. And I want them to define fulfilling and successful. I want honesty and compassion to inform their personal understanding of fulfillment and success. I want my daughters to give people the benefit of the doubt, to question and lead by an example of self-reflection and integrity. I am talking about our family’s value set, our morals, what we know to be important and trust … Continue reading what’s your favorite color? →
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hump day nuggets: look both ways

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week “Mama, it’s still dark out?!” “Yep. The mornings are dark now. It is dark more and more as we move away from summer and toward winter.” “Next summer we’ll have sun.” Now I do believe Margot is BRILLIANT but it really isn’t true that she understands the proximity of the sun to the northern hemisphere and its relation to the seasons. She says, “next … Continue reading hump day nuggets: look both ways →
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snot, pumpkins and another step

How I spent most of my weekend We’ve had a grumpy, snotty few days around here. We think it’s Ruby’s teeth that are causing fevers and rashes and drool and tears. And then Margot caught an empathetic sisterly cold. Working on the Halloween costume Last weekend we abandoned most plans and only left our home to sneak in some exercise and friend time. We held our girls more than we didn’t and considered ourselves productive when we put the half … Continue reading snot, pumpkins and another step →
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hump day nuggets: like worms under soil

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week I am always especially pensive this time of year. As the effervescent, boundless, boiling energy of summer is reduced to a meditative simmer and, eventually, the flame is totally gone and we are left marinating in stillness. Not that we are ever especially still as far as motion goes. I more just mean that we are still like worms retreating under a blanket of … Continue reading hump day nuggets: like worms under soil →
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sweet adventure

Last weekend, our family hopped over to Spokane real quick. And by real quick I mean the duration of the trip not the pace at which we traveled. That is more accurately described as trying to run in a giant bowl of honey. Nursing Ruby road-side I wonder if amazement will ever cease at how much stuff we need for one night away. I wonder if I will ever plan an appropriate amount of time to get ready. I always … Continue reading sweet adventure →
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