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Things We’ve Handed Down: Love of Books

Evyn's book: "How to Get Married" was an impulse purchase at the bookstore.  I mean, how do you turn down a book about being a bride that's meant just for a five year old who keeps asking me how she'll know "who the boy is?"  Ashlyn's reading a clever book I found at a Usborne/homeschool […]

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evyn’s work: the barbie series

So, I have a feeling that someday as I am flipping back through this online journal, this is going to be one of my favorite posts. Evyn is venturing into photography.  After giving up on the stupid Little Tykes camera, I decided to let her use my old Canon Powershot.  She operates it quite well.  […]

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how we spent our christmas season

(This post is mostly for me…to remember my favorite Christmas yet, so apologies in advance if my family album bores you a little) Making bell ornaments for the grandparents' trees…   that resembled the ones Mommy made when she was little… Singing carols and giving hugs at the senior center: Brushing Mommy with fairy dust […]

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a quilt of her own

  I love the idea of my girls alongside me when I am creating and sewing.  Since Evyn was a toddler, barely bigger than the bolts, she's acompanied me to fabric stores and scavenged the thrift shops for something I can repurpose.  She's even modeled the finished pieces on an occasion or two, happy to be adorned in my […]

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things we’ve handed down: solitude

Maybe it’s just her personality.  Or my idle parenting philosophy.  Or both.  Whatever the reason, my E. loves her alone-ness just as much as she likes to spend time with me.  When she was just a tot and J. was deployed, I’d bring her to my room when she woke up and shut the door […]

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