Posts by Andrea

Solving a Mystery

One quiet afternoon the most mysterious letter was delivered by post, addressed to the children: It was the craziest thing! And enclosed with the letter was a clue that started us on a great adventure that took us all over the house, to the library and the park, to neighbor’s yards, and even to a…

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Hiking

Over the summer I was talking to Brynn and she told me about her goal to do 52 hikes in 52 weeks. I thought that sounded so lovely, I started the same thing. I’ve been hiking and going to the mountains as much as I can. They haven’t been hard hikes mind you, usually just…

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By Small and Simple Things – Back to School Dinner 2017

For our back to school dinner this year our theme was “By Small and Simple Things are Great Things Brought to Pass” Somehow I always choose themes that are great lessons for kids, but clearly things I need to work on. This year we are going to focus on doing the little things each day,…

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Goodbye Summer Days

Olivia’s first day of 6th grade was the day before Calvin and Everett started. It was also only a half day. So once Olivia got home from school I threw all the kids in the car. We drove down and picked up Heidi, and we went on a drive over the Alpine Loop. We hiked…

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Olivia Starts Middle School and I Cry My Eyes Out

  Olivia started middle school. All summer I bemoaned this milestone in her life. But she was thrilled. THRILLED! To be moving on into the legit world of big-kid-ness. On Monday night we went over to the school to find her locker, walk to each of her classrooms, and get a general feel of what…

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