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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 service for our beloved … Read More

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Quarantine Day 1,254

OK, I've lost track. Maybe it's week six? Everything is blurring together but thankfully, the weather is finally warming up after a moody spring with snow and rain.  I went on a socially distanced bike ride with a couple of friends yesterday and today, I hope to take … Read More

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In Memory of Remy “Fat Kitty” Tiger Johnson

We said good-bye to Fat Kitty today.  Since his colon cancer diagnosis on Monday, we were prayerful about when to put him down. We selfishly wanted more time with him but we didn't want him to be in pain so as we saw his rapid decline, we knew Friday would be the … Read More

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Our Sweet Boy

Fat Kitty has colon cancer. His health has been failing him this week and I thank God a thousand times our spring break plans to Sea Island were canceled due to COVID-19 because he would have been all alone. There have been signs the past couple of months that … Read More


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joy1

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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Spring Break in Colorado!

Since it's almost summer break, it's only befitting I talk about SPRING BREAK! The Redwood Forest has been on our family bucket list for ages and we had planned to go there for Spring Break...but back when I was at BYU, our biggest event … Read More

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