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garden goodness

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we’ve been visitng our garden a lot lately, but were surprised yesterday to see actual beans on the pole beans! the boys have been eating all our cherry tomatoes, which are producing two or three red ones a day, and i harvested two broccoli crops. we had a fabulous, organic and local meal yesterday! (the potatoes aren’t ours. i’m determined to grow them next year!). these greens were steamed and sprinkled with just a wee-bit-o-salt, and they were perfect. you didn’t even need the salt. and i’m sure we could…read more

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uncovering truth

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here was our dinner conversation last night:sawyer: mommy, does everybody die?me: yes, sawyer, we’re all going to die some day. kenny: sawyer, you may never die.me: this is true. jesus might come back before you die. won’t that be cool?sawyer: what?rowan: what?we then chat about jesus coming as a baby, then dying on the cross, and now alive in heaven…so perhaps when he comes again we’ll all still be alive.rowan: (interupting me) how come when the earth spins around and around the food doesn’t fall off our plates?i think any…read more

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a life well lived

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i don’t know if anyone has followed the story of randy pausch, but it’s quite an inspiration. carnegie mellon announced at its web site that he passed away from pancreatic cancer earlier today. i’ve followed this story since i first heard it a few months ago. he has a wife and young children. like all stories of lives cut way too short, it breaks my heart.

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a break in the heat [UPDATE]

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not that it’s been horribly hot at all – it’s been fabulously warm for a few weeks now. but today we have a very comfortable, sunny day. it’s nice for a change, but a summer day does not go well with goosebumps, and that’s what i have everytime i step outside into the coolish breeze today. we are having a fabulous summer. our vacation to cedar point was just the beginning. i can’t wait for the upcoming fun we have planned! here’s a sneak peak: a visit to our family…read more

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fun!

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i’ve become such a big deal in our little town that they’ve opened an art exhibit and I am the subject of every single piece! ha! if you want to have fun with your photos, go here.

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the only political post you’ll ever see from me. well, maybe.

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i rarely talk politics here. i think the last time i did talk politics was during the last presidential election (when my soon-to-be four-year old was just a newbie!). but…i simply must point you in the direction of yet another favorite blogger of mine. Molly’s latest post is precisely how i’ve felt for at least the past two elections.  however, i didn’t vote the way she said she voted. i was uncomfortable voting on one issue (the pro-life issue) because i’ve always felt that being pro-life was bigger than just…read more

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counting true blessings

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we took the boys to the pool this afternoon before rowan’s last t-ball practice this evening. it’s finally getting to the dog days of summer (can i tell you how much i’m loving it?) and it was HOT today, so we had a great time in the sun and water. at one point, i left kenny with the three boys while i went to the loo and when i came back he told me that there was a pool commotion when i was gone. the lifeguard dove (carefully) into the…read more

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vacation

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we’ve returned, quite tired, from a whirlwind trip to the family-friendly Cedar Point where we stayed at the even more family-friendly Castaway Bay. the trip was chock full of twists and turns from our original plans, but it wasn’t void of fun, activities and thrills for the boys. it was their favorite vacation yet. Cedar Point was a popular park when i was a teenager, and that is the last time i was there. the park was fortunately full of activities and rides for the little kids to ride…except for…read more

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rowan’s FIVE!

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we have amazing tales of thrills rides from the wild state of Ohio to share. but first…we celebrate rowan’s fifth birthday! five years of amazing fun! our firstborn is a loving and caring big brother, a great example to his siblings, and a joy for us to parent. happy birthday, rowan tucker smith! may we have manymanymany more years of you to come! 1 day old: one year old: FIVE!!!

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