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Happy 18th Birthday to Hadley!

Prinny! You (we) made it! Eighteen glorious, hard and hilarious years on this earth. One thing’s for sure, you’ve kept us on our toes since before you were even born! When you were still in the womb, Dad told you if you were born (early) the next day, he would buy … Read More

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Happy 15th birthday, Bode!

Johnson Junior, It's tough to believe that 15 years ago, I had a pretty easy delivery with an easy-going kid. Really, the tough one was your father on your birth-day, whom I had to send home after you were born because he was so so so so sick and was "useless to me." … Read More

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Happy 17th Birthday, Hadley!

Dear Hadley, Happy 17th birthday and what a year it has been! It started during the height of a pandemic with your Sweet 16 in lockdown. We managed to have a lovely backyard family party at Aunt Tammy's, cruise around in a vintage gold car and have an outdoor movie … Read More

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Pumpkin Season 2020 is a wrap!

Apparently, the only reason I blog these days is 1) when there are birthdays 2) we are evacuated for wildfires and 3) pumpkin season! It was a sub-par growing season due to late-spring and early-fall freezes, deer, health issues and lack of time. Our "fun" COVID … Read More


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A wildfire, an evacuation and a Grand Canyon adventure up in flames

COVID-19 has not been fun for anyone. A few of our highlights: I commemorated the one-year passing of my mother's death, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer (and I'm unable to cross the Canadian border to aid in his recovery from … Read More

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The New Now

Remember: This pandemic is not the “new normal,” this is just the “new now.” Thirteen-year-old Bode has always been a deeply intuitive child. On Friday, he taught us an important lesson on perspective during our little graveside … Read More

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The 8th grader, the sophomore and the crazy summer

OK, this summer was a wash for blogging and pretty much staying on top of my life. The fact that, just two posts ago, I was talking about the last day of school and only wrote once for Bode's birthday should tell you something. Soooooo … Read More

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