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Happy 14th Birthday, Bode!

Dear Bode, I can't believe you turn 14 today and will be a freshman next month!  There are lot of great things happening in your life and you're moving in a wonderful direction.  Finishing middle school (hurray!). Not even one visit to the counselor's office … 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 surgery), our beloved pet of over a … Read More

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Church in 2020

When closures were announced on March 13, 2020, church was among them. There have been so many inspired things leading up to this including a home-based Sunday School curriculum "Come Follow Me" last year. I remember thinking, "This is awesome...but it's not like we'll … Read More

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Happy 16th Birthday to Hurricane Hadley!

Dear Prin, I never thought we would see this day! Sweet 16 in Quarantine! Just as we've always dreamed! This past year has been a return to light after a few very dark years as you're starting to figure out who you are (or maybe, return to who you always were). … 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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