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West Coast Bound!

I’m so excited!  Tom and I are leaving tonight to visit April and Brenden in Washington!  I have missed her so much since they moved in June.  I can’t wait to see where they live and what their lives are … Continue reading

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my first baby

Thirty-two years ago today I became a mother.  How could it have been that long ago?  Then I look at this picture and see what a baby I was- and how much hair Tom had!

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Remember When…..

two inches of water in a blow-up swimmy pool could keep you happy for hours? Mylah in her little pool

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I’m Listening With a Broken Ear

Tuesday night my Book Club met at my house.  As best those of us in the club who are “old timers” can remember, we’ve been a book club for about 18 years.  We started meeting and talking about books way … Continue reading

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A Weekend With Evan

What a great weekend!  Quinn and Paul were in a wedding Sunday, so I got to go to Raleigh and take care of Evan during the rehearsal and dinner and then most of the day Sunday while they were busy … Continue reading

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Sprinkling Stardust

Nobody  can do for little children what grandparents do Grandparents  sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little  children. ~ Alex  Haley I love this quote.  I hope that I sprinkle stardust! I know they sprinkle stardust on me!  

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3am Disturbance

Last Friday night, the night before April came home, I got up to use the bathroom about 3am.  My house sits pretty far back off of a very quiet street, so I was surprised when, from the bathroom, I could … Continue reading

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Reverse Culture Shock

For the past year, April has been on a remote island in the South Pacific, eating taro, drinking cheap Chinese beer, and wearing modest traditional Samoan clothing.  Since she came home there have been everyday things that have overwhelmed her- … Continue reading

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April’s Homecoming

After teaching for a year in Samoa, April finally comes home.  Waiting at the airport with us were her sisters and their husbands, and her new niece and nephew.  What a joyous day!

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Headed Home

If I have my time zones figured out right, April should be landing in Honolulu in the next few minutes, completing the first 2612 miles of her trip home.  She left Pago Pago last night.  She has told us how … Continue reading

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