Monthly Archives: July 2008

bring some for me, too.

I was cleaning the bathroom, the boys chattering to each other in the nearby kitchen. I wasn’t really listening but my ears perked up when I heard Sam say THIS:“Nope. I am never gettin’ married.” Josiah, speaking from his extra … Continue reading

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the debt of love

“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything … Continue reading

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chickens in love

We played our favorite family board game, “Chatter Matters” the other night (Josiah won and was VERY happy about it) On Caleb’s turn he had to draw “a kiss”. He did, then got a flash of creative insight and made … Continue reading

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summer snapshots

At our house four of the five birthdays are in July-Aug-Sept (except me-the weirdo, in March) so this season is about Birthdays! Here is Sam at his Feast, Monday night. He chose garlicky shrimp scampi. ah. sure sign that my … Continue reading

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cleaning up

I just don’t like stuff left out. Over the years I have found a small home is a lot easier to keep tidy if you clean up as you go, putting stuff away after using it. I don’t really think … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lee!

(with Sam, 1997) That’s right. Sam missed being his paternal grandfather’s birthday gift by an hour and 12 minutes! What’s strange, is how Josiah missed being born on my grandfather’s birthday by 1 day. What’s weirder still? Caleb missed being … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Sam!

Sam turns 11 years old today. His brothers had a long, hard night of labor and took their first breaths with a pink sunrise, but not Sam. His birth was like him–easy, fast, surprising. Seemed like one minute we are … Continue reading

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