Monthly Archives: March 2008

she’s home.

Thank you for your phone calls, prayers and love.Grandma Virginia stepped into eternity early this morning.

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saying goodbye to Grandma

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.~Barbara BushWe got a call this last Sunday afternoon, letting us know that John’s paternal grandmother was suddenly very ill and close to death. When we sat the … Continue reading

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Caleb gets in bed with John and I, nearly every morning of his life. The other day we couldn’t help but notice what he called his “new tattoos”. He is so obsessed with the product that yes, he actually branded … Continue reading

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How J. Bunyan began.

The spirea hedge has been a blight and eyesore in our side yard since we moved in. For 2 weeks they Cinderella-bloom in beautiful, delicate white then quickly revert back to their ugly brown, stepsister ways. Since this is the … Continue reading

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the torch is passed

and there was much rejoicing in the kingdom. John taught Josiah how to mow the lawn with the push mower today. After 18 years of faithful duty, the King of Turf has retired! Passing on his grass care chores to … Continue reading

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spring manicure

It was somewhat warm today so I got to play in the yard (ah! finally!). I was pulling weeds, deadheading and dividing perennials and singing loudly with my Ipod, for almost 6 hours…can you even believe my fingernails got this … Continue reading

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood (Sorry Anne. This is totally cheating. but there. I posted something! and it is a GREAT quote. If it hadn’t been so rainy blah … Continue reading

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