Author Archive: Colleen

Eclipse 2017

Holly helping Rob set up.  We didn’t snag any eclipse glasses, so Rob projected the image for us with a telescope.We were a little disappointed that we didn’t get that dark moment (we thought with 92% coverage it would get somewhat dark), but it was a pretty fascinating event even so!

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Hanging in there…

This was the girls’ last day of camp last week.  I took them to frozen yogurt afterward.  Libby’s older sister, Ella, joined us.  The car ride was hilarious.  Ella sat in the front seat giving me extensive details about her horse’s medical conditions.  Linlee sat in the back chattering to herself along with Holly and …

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One Year

One year ago, my kitchen looked like this…It was our first day in this house!  Can’t believe an entire year has already zipped by.  We have absolutely no regrets about our move.  I loved our old house, but I love this house even more.  Our old neighborhood was fine, but this one is way better! …

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Visit to the ER

So yesterday did not go as planned.  Linlee’s neck began hurting her so badly in the morning that we could not get her into the car to go see the doctor.  She wanted to remain lying down and when we tried to move her, she would scream in pain and sob hysterically.  We ended up …

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Day Camp!

I am living the good life this week.  1. We have air conditioning.  (This is still a very big deal after twenty years of not having air conditioning.)  2. The girls are spending the week at day camp.  It is a week-long camp which goes from 9:30 to 4:00 – woot woot!  It’s not that …

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Cue the angel choir…

Oh, I had a moment of complete joy tonight.  For the last year, I’ve been working with Linlee on washing her own hair.  Some of her challenges don’t faze me a bit, while others I find draining.  This particular challenge has brought me near tears over the last year.  She is capable of doing other …

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Camping; Plan B

Rob took the girls for their usual overnight camp trip this weekend.  They spent Saturday morning packing up while I started my mini break early and read a book.  Once they had gone, I ended up sitting on our front porch for an hour chatting with my neighbor.  Then I read some more and then …

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Picking Raspberries

We spent a lovely afternoon at my aunt and uncle’s farm in Woodinville.  I forgot my good camera; sorry those last pictures are a bit fuzzy.

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Painting Birdhouses

The girls loved this project.  Thanks, Aunt Ann!

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Christmas in July!

Or at least that’s what it feels like.  Last week we received some awesome gifts from Thailand from Rob’s brother Joe and his wife Connie (thanks guys, I’ve been meaning to send you a thank you email!).  This week, we received some housewarming gifts from Rob’s Aunt Ann and Uncle Rich.  Merry summer to us!Above …

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