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  • No Spring Reading Thing…
    on Mar 15, 2013 in Bloggy Stuff
    Hi everyone. I’m sure many of you figured this was the case, but there will be no Spring Reading Thing this year. As you can tell from this blog’s dormant state, I can’t even seem to put together a blog post these days, much less ru...
  • Gift Certificate Winners
    on Jan 2, 2013 in Fall Into Reading 2012
    Popping in to announce the winners of the Amazon.com gift cards! The winner of the $15 card is Becky @ Operation Actually Read Bible The winner of the $10 card is Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts Congratulations to both! And a big thanks to everyone who w...
  • Fall Into Reading 2012: Wrap It Up!
    on Dec 22, 2012 in Fall Into Reading 2012
    In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is nearly upon us. The last few weeks have been filled to overflowing with school programs, gift-buying, wrapping, list-making, decorating, meal-planning, errand-running and a million other things that see...
  • Fall Into Reading 2012: My Wrap-Up
    on Dec 22, 2012 in Fall Into Reading 2012
    So here’s the thing. I didn’t finish my Fall Into Reading List. In fact, I didn’t even come close. But let’s focus on the positive. I did finish all six fiction books on my list. And I did read two of the books on my non-ficti...
  • Fall Into Reading: 10 Days Left
    on Dec 10, 2012 in Fall Into Reading 2012
    I bet you thought I forgot all about my blog and all about Fall Into Reading. I promise, I didn’t. And I also promise, I won’t bore you with all the things that have been taking up my time and pushing blogging right off my calendar. I AM...
  • Fall Into Reading Question: WHOOkay, so we’re a month into Fall Into Reading 2012 and I am just now getting around to posting a reading question. Sorry about that. The good news is that I’ve been making lots of progress on my reading list and have been loving the extra...
  • 14
    on Oct 10, 2012 in Family
    Today, C., my oldest son, turns 14. 14. I know that 13 is supposed to be a “milestone year” — officially becoming a teenager, etc. But for some reason, as I write this post, 14 feels very meaningful. After all, it’s not as if...
  • Fall Into Reading 2012: Start Reading!
    on Sep 22, 2012 in Fall Into Reading 2012
    Welcome to Fall Into Reading 2012! There’s no doubt about it. The cooler temperatures we’ve had lately confirm what the calendar tells me: Fall has most definitely arrived. And while I love the pumpkins and the apples and the steaming cof...
  • Fall Into Reading 2012: My List
    on Sep 22, 2012 in Fall Into Reading 2012
    Once again this year, as I created my Fall Into Reading list, I battled with myself. One part of me wants to include every single book that I’ve been meaning to read or finish. But another part of me knows full well that there is no way I’...
  • Photo Therapy
    on Sep 20, 2012 in Faith Photography
    Some days, when you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by life…when your heart is breaking for dear friends who are going through unbelievable trials…when you don’t know quite how to help a sad child…when you’ve had o...
  • Spring Reading Thing 2012: Gift Certificate Winners
    on Jul 1, 2012 in Spring Reading Thing 2012
    The winner of the Amazon.com gift certificates for Spring Reading Thing 2012 are: $20 Gift Certificate: Wrap-Up Entry #22 — Jill Hoke @ Days at Home $10 Gift Certificate: Wrap-Up Entry #9 — Katherine @ KatenRead Congratulations to the win...
  • Spring Reading Thing 2012: Wrap it Up!
    on Jun 21, 2012 in Spring Reading Thing 2012
    Whew! Summer is definitely moving in. Evidence: Yesterday was really hot and muggy and I readily admit that I spent most of it indoors, enjoying the air conditioning. But on the not-quite-so-hot days, we’ve been grilling out, riding bikes, and...
  • Spring Reading Thing 2012: My wrap-up
    on Jun 21, 2012 in Spring Reading Thing 2012
    Despite the fact that I gave myself a fairly short list this spring, I still surprised myself by actually finishing all of the books on it. Oh, the fiction was fine — I breezed through all of that by the end of April. But the nonfiction…w...
  • Easing into summer
    on Jun 19, 2012 in Everyday Life
    Though technically, summer will be arriving later this week, in our house (as, perhaps, in yours), we consider it to be summer when the kids are out of school and we start our new not-so-scheduled schedule. That means we’ve been in summer mode...
  • Spring Reading Thing: Sprint to the Finish
    on Jun 18, 2012 in Spring Reading Thing 2012
    This is it. You have today and the next two days to finish up your Spring Reading Thing list! I’ll keep this post short and sweet so you can get back to your reading. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone did on their personal goals!
  • What my kids are reading these days…
    on Jun 12, 2012 in Books/Reading Kids' Picks
    Though the “official” season of summer hasn’t arrived, it’s definitely “summertime” around here. School is out, strawberries are in season, and the boys and I are adjusting to a less structured schedule.  One of t...
  • Spring Reading Thing 2012: The Home Stretch
    on Jun 7, 2012 in Spring Reading Thing 2012
    I’m not sure when June snuck up on us, but here we are, a week into June already! Which means that we are in the home stretch of Spring Reading Thing 2012. We have less than two weeks to cram in as many pages as we can and finish our lists̷...
  • A birthday
    on May 25, 2012 in Family
    Blowing out six candles. Happy Birthday, L.! Today you went from L.(5) to L.(6). I love you!
  • Keepin’ It Real
    on May 22, 2012 in Everyday Life Faith
    I’m going to be honest with you: This spring — the spring of 2012 — is not shaping up to be one of my favorite seasons ever. Not at all. Just as I am recovering from my broken elbow and sprained wrist, just as the doctor told me I can start...
  • Grace along the way
    on Apr 29, 2012 in Everyday Life Faith
    Well, I promised an arm update on Friday and totally dropped the ball on that one. That should teach me to not make bloggy promises at this point in my life!  But without further ado, here’s the current status of my arm: My elbow fracture(s) a...
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