Monthly Archives: October 2007

love makes you real…

Been thinking a lot lately on what it means to be real, and what it means to be loved. This passage from the classic children’s story “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams is full of eternal principles. And truth is … Continue reading

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Caleb, chasing waves under the pier at Winchester Bay.

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whittling lesson

Gordon (my Mom’s husband) gave Sam and Josiah a short education with the “Old Timer” knife while we were camping. Though Grampa’s hand was in a splint his teaching was patient and kind, and thus, successful…no band aids needed. I … Continue reading

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Yurt, Sweet Yurt

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, near Reedsport, Or. We stayed 3 days/2 nights in a deluxe yurt-Full bathroom with shower, sleeping for 7, microwave, fridge, bbq and even a TV for $45 a night. This is a perfect compromise for our … Continue reading

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price you pay…

…to play! Practicing their spirals, Josiah gets in a line drive to Sam’s mouth, knocking out a tooth that was “almost” ready to come out. What amazes me is the absolute male response from Sam. There are no tears of … Continue reading

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welcome Cody!

My little brother is a father, again. We drove to Portland yesterday to welcome sweet baby Cody to the world. He is just beautiful with a full head of thick blond hair and weighing over 10 lbs. His Mom is … Continue reading

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spoiling his fun since ’99-

“Aaaah, Mom! I was trying to grow talons!” -Caleb, when I clipped his fingernails last night.

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