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My Dad: A Terrorist or A Spy?!

What? A terrorist or a spy? No. My dad is a missionary, but on his way to Ghana this month, he was detained at our local airport for an hour and a half. Looking at his passport, the officials studied his photo nervously, noting that the photo was cut crooked and didn’t have the clear…

Quiet Music, Quiet House

Sleepy. Tired. Good junior high retreat this weekend. Came home Sun.evening, left to race to the airport for a quick pick up, home. Sleep. Work this morning. Quiet music. Quiet house. Recuperating. Life’s good. Beautiful rust-colored fall leaves; damp, cold rainy day makes scarves and turtlenecks cozy. Red blanket spread invitingly across my couch by…

Our New Little Nephew From South Korea

We met our Korean little nephew on Wednesday! A whole group of excited extended family met at our house from around the state. Then piling into several vehicles, most of us raced down to the airport. My daughter’s excitement to meet her new cousin Jack was overwhelming to her, and her small cardboard cup of…

Bacon in Heaven?

Friday, September 28, 2007 “Mom, I bet they’ll have bacon in heaven!” said my daughter confidently and happily. “And I bet they won’t even need to kill pigs to get it!” she continued. “Cuz we like pigs, even if they are dirty, right? They’re nice.” –Heaven ponderings from my eight year old. 🙂 Also today,…

Thanksgiving was Tuesday

It’s a cool, misty morning. I sit, hearing the soft hum of airplanes overhead and passing cars far away on the freeway. My kids are playing quietly, enjoying some down time after a busy week with relatives. It has been a great week though, enjoying my brother here from out of state. My sister, my…

Empty Little Shoes for Now

Well dear Family, Now we know why people so often wait until 8 weeks… Since the due date calculator said that we were at 5 weeks, we hoped we were close enough to the safety range to share the news with everyone. The baby miscarried Tuesday night. For almost three hours, I had heavy cramping,…

Mountaineers, Sutter’s Mill, and Weird Science!

We’ve been enjoying our first week back in homeschooling. I now have a 7th grader and a 3rd grader, which is crazy to me. I am so excited about this new year of history! We scarfed down “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” reading several chapters aloud a day. Partway through, we learned about steam-powered engines…

On a Rainy Day

Hello, I have just come home from work. I sit, sipping a pepsi on a wet rainy day. Kids’ laughter echoes softly from downtairs, and faint refrains from “An Adventures in Odyssey” cd are barely audible. This is my third blog engine. I have a xanga and a facebook to talk with my students, so…