Archive for August, 2008

blind faith



For a girl, I don’t mind bugs too much. In fact, I try not to show considerable fear for multiple-legged creatures around my children. Today, we found a fairly large cricket on the driveway. I ooohed for the kids to come observe. Of course, they all wanted to pick it up. Soon we had a […]

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destruction



I remember vividly when Briggs, Tim and I went to the ultrasound to find out the gender of the twins.  It was Briggs’ Sixth Birthday.  We had not known the gender of the boys before they were born so it was something new we were experiencing. I figured it was two more boys.  I had […]

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our summer



Our summer is quickly coming to a close…how does it go so fast? We made our last trip to the local water park today and enjoyed every bit of it. We had many firsts this summer: – Our first trip to Conner Prairie with everyone. – The twins’ first haircuts (wedges..too cute). I am not […]

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ironic



Last Easter I was surprised to see Emerson’s reaction to the fuzzy, big bunny that came to visit our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  To explain her as terrified, would be an understatement.  She did the equivalent of Suzanne Summer’s Thigh Buster workout around my torso.  She was shaking she was so overcome with fear.  None […]

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back to school



Leave it to me to wait until the morning my son is going back to school to open his backpack from the last day of school. Thankfully there wasn’t an old lunch in there! Anyway, I found all kinds of treasures about twenty minutes before Briggs headed off to THIRD grade! The cutest of all […]

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gotta love her!



This was one of the funniest emails I had ever received from my Aunt Nine. My cousin, Suzy, just ran across it again. We laughed as hard as we did the first time. I remember literally crying when I read it. She had such a way at poking fun at her own expense. You gotta […]

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shucking corn



Aren’t there some things that take you straight back to the pure innocence of your childhood? Shucking corn is one of them for me. My family owns a small, non-winterized cottage in Westport, Massachusetts. Each summer growing up we visited to expect a few weeks full of trapping blue crab, fishing, building sand castles, putting […]

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lowest denominator



I have been thinking about this idea for awhile. If we were all judged on our worst qualities, we would be a land of very bad people. Unfortunately, sometimes our best qualities are easily overlooked. If I was factored down to my worst, here is the type of person I would be described as: – […]

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a lost art



I have figured out, among many things, what my generation lacks most…the gift of storytelling. Surely, you have met those that are verbose storytellers. They keep you captivated. They remember details like it was yesterday. And, they wrap you up in either the emotion or hilarity of the situation. Maybe because we have so many […]

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our triplets



We did just about anything to occupy the time of our small children while we were staying at the hotel in Solon, Ohio after Nine’s death. Here was one of the happier moments. We call them our ‘triplets’…Campbell, Emerson, and Elin (Nate and Helena’s daughter). They are the closest of buddies and we look forward […]

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