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    More Summer Questions

      In today’s post I answer some of your most pressing questions. Well, maybe not your most pressing questions… but the questions posed by the gals over on The Blended Blog. Just in case you ever wondered, here are my opinions and preferences on the following topics: Pool, lake or ocean? We live near one of the most beautiful lakes…

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    Family Photo Shoot with Outtakes

    As my parents were getting ready to come for their annual visit I asked my dad to bring his nice camera as I wanted him to do a family photo shoot for us in the park. Dad is an amateur photographer. He claims he doesn’t know much about taking portraits. He enjoys shooting scenery more. However, after it was all…

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    Summer Fun Questions

    We are busy doing summer at our house. My parents are visiting this week. They had some things they wanted to do while they were here, and we had some things we wanted to do with them, so I planned out an itinerary for the week. Just for fun I printed it up and made it sound like they would…

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    Summer Plans

    Back in the spring I joined with a group of bloggers to share my “Spring Bucket List.” Now that summer has officially arrived, I guess it’s time to update you on how that went. Here’s what I hoped to do: Attend church convention in Tacoma, Washington. Done. Help Rebecca get chickens and build chicken coop. Yes. If you follow her…

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    In the Quiet of the Morning

    In an effort to get more exercise I’ve been going for early morning walks around my neighborhood. I don’t know if it really counts as exercise since they are really more like short, leisurely strolls than power walks. I wish I enjoyed exercising. Maybe I will come to enjoy it if I keep forcing myself to do it. At least…

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    Coffee Optional

    About a year ago Lyle bought me a t-shirt that says: Pray More. Worry Less. Drink Coffee. He said I needed it. You see I have a very active worry gene that sometimes keeps me awake nights. You didn’t know worrying is genetic? Apparently it is because one of my parents is a worrier and his mother before him was…

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    A Winter Walk

    Last summer I took you on a photographic tour of my neighborhood. It looks completely different now. The ground hasn’t been clear of snow since about Thanksgiving. Most days are gray. I have to admit, it’s quite depressing. This past Saturday, when it was snowing yet again, I decided to go out and take some pictures. Later it occurred to…

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    January in Review

    For a few months in 2016 I shared one-sentence-a-day posts to recap each month. Several of you told me you liked those posts, but I had a hard time keeping up with a sentence for each day. So for this year I’ve decided to try doing a month-in-review post instead. Here’s what’s been going on around here during the “bleak…

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    Adventures in Marriage

    Sometimes being married means the woman tags along with her man to do manly kinds of things. Maybe that’s no longer politically correct in our gender-confused world, but that’s the way it is in our marriage, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. For example, I’ve never been a sports fan, but the other day Lyle was wishing he…

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    A Conversation with Laura

    A silly interview with my sweet daughter. “Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for my blog. Are you ready?” “I guess. It better not be stupid.” “Do you actually read my blog?” “Mmm. I binge read it.” “I understand you had a birthday recently.” “Yeah.” “How was that?” “Birthday-ish. There was cake involved.” “Do you like cake?” “I love…