Category Archives: Family

Reflections Four Years In

It almost seems hard to believe that we’ve been back in the U.S. for four years now. (Four years and four days, if anyone’s actually counting.) In some ways our Costa Rica time seems distant, like a dream you sort-of … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

(Does anyone read that line without hearing it in their head as the song?! Now that I’ve written it down it’ll be playing over and over in my head for the rest of the day, I’m sure!) We had a … Continue reading

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Why yes, that IS a tent in our dining room!

I do recognize that it’s not all that common to have a full-size camping tent set up in your dining room, but that’s exactly what we do have and, oddly enough, we’re rather enjoying it. It started a week ago … Continue reading

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The winter that wasn’t

Oh, I know, even just typing that headline makes me feel like I’m probably calling forth the wrath of the weather gods and we’ll be buried under snow by morning. But, I’ll take my chances since even that wouldn’t seem … Continue reading

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Tis the season for magic

…which includes new babies, the joy of the holidays seen through the eyes of a 3-1/2 year old, special friends, and Christmas shopping that got done shockingly early! (I’m usually only beginning my shopping by this time, NEVER have I been … Continue reading

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Food Glorious Food AKA Yellowstone Part 2

As you saw in yesterday’s post, we recently had a great few days at Yellowstone National Park, where we spent our days watching the wild animals, admiring the incredible landscape, oohing and ahhing over the geysers, mudpots, and thermal pools … Continue reading

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Dog Days!

You know the dog days of summer. Those steamy, hot days where it feels like summer might drag on forever. While the ancient Romans established the dog days as the period pretty much between 10 July and 10 August (having … Continue reading

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Elephants and more elephants

Anyone who knows David and his passion for all-things-elephant will not be at all surprised to hear that we’ve been trunk-deep in elephantness lately. Okay, maybe it’s more like knee-deep or something like that, but nonetheless, elephants-r-us, at least for … Continue reading

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Castles and Crocodiles

Castles, indeed. Right here in the heart of Utah.    Last week we went out “adventuring” with Chris and Louise, to some place they had scouted out but were keeping secret from us. After driving north about 15 minutes, we … Continue reading

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Summer in Full Swing

Yep, it’s definitely summer and it’s been a fine one.  Had some hot days (Salt Lake City officially hit 100 the other day although it was a touch cooler here) but we still marvel at the difference the low humidity … Continue reading

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