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September Booklist

I spent some time making up a list of books for September. They include autumn books, books for our autumn nature study unit, fairy and folk tales, and books for some of the feasts of the Church in September. 333 more words

Fourth of July

I just realized I forgot to post photos from the 4th of July. My grandmother’s house is on Vashon Island. My parents grew up here (within walking distance of each other), I lived here as a young child, and my siblings, cousins and I have spent many, many summers and holidays at this house, which serves as the gathering place for the extended family and many friends. 462 more words

Photo Shoot Fail

Fact: getting everyone to look at the camera and not look distressed becomes exponentially more difficult with each added child. I have a photographer friend with nine children. 119 more words

DO: 4th of July Round Up

The 4th of July is a celebrated event around these parts.  Can you tell?  Haha!  We’ve been setting off “boomers” (aka fireworks) nightly to the extreme delight of our neighborhood boys (so sorry friends nearby for the noise) and are ready to celebrate in patriotic style this 4th of July! 312 more words



To me, July is…

  • sunshine! And being outdoors.
  • slowness. It feels as though most of nature’s growing is done and life stands still before the waning sun starts to tug the harvest from the land and the leaves from the trees, pulling everything towards sleep.
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MAKE: {Temporary} Yard Stars

I think it was around the time of Lil B’s first birthday (gasp … that was TWO years ago), I pitched painting a Twister game board on our lawn in spray paint.   366 more words