Sunday, November 24, 2013

This is winter?!

While the leaves may have fallen from most of the trees, it still does not feel like winter to this Alaskan girl.

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The views are spectacular on sunny days like today!

I found myself looking up …

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I was looking up a lot!

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There was not a cloud in the sky, so my view was of tree tops.  And they were all smiling today.

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We went to church here in Carlton for the first time today with our neighbors.  It was so nice to sing and share in that environment.  We’ll definitely go back.

Tomorrow we begin Thanksgiving break.  Yes … and entire week off school … which means a total of 9 days with the kiddos … I’ll deserve a medal after this!!! Winking smile

have a fantastic week!!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Where Have We Been???

Where have we been????
Certainly not out here in the blogosphere … oops!!!

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We’re taking life one day at a time and enjoying simple things as much as we can.  Soccer season finished and now we are focusing more on reading and homework and just playing without time constraints.

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As I type this, I sit in my pajamas drinking coffee and see that the clock shows after the noon hour … except we just ate breakfast.  It’s a beautiful thing. Smile

This boy had a birthday …

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And my sister came to visit …

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We went to the beach one day … ahhh …

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And we even went to the big city of Portland!

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Now that it’s actually winter here in Oregon, I guess I had better dress warmer.  I even decided to get an electric blanket.  All of my lifetime has been spent in Alaska so far without any such device … and now?  I find it’s just the right thing to do if I want to get to sleep comfortably.  Interesting how we change over time.

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Even though it’s overcast today and I don’t see blue sky, I know it’s there and I’ll see it soon.

Perspective.
It’s a very beautiful thing!
Make today a terrific day!!!!!!!

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