Author Archive: Colleen

Ya win some, ya lose some.

Oh, this picture cracks me up.  You can see Linlee’s true feelings about the new box spring which I put underneath her mattress.  Her bed did not need a box spring when we first got it.  She was just about four-years old and small for her age, so a low bed was perfect: But now …

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Pumpkin Patch 2017

It’s that time of year again…We enjoyed another wonderful, Octobery trip to the pumpkin patch.The infamous zip line.Lunch included hot dogs, fresh corn on the cob and a bag of warm, pumpkin doughnuts!Wagon ride down to the pumpkins.Good haul!Holly adores getting her face painted.  (Linlee does not.)(The girls are coated in corn and hay dust …

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Rainbow Cake

Miss Holly brought home another cookbook called Cake My Day (all cake recipes!).  I told her she could earn her way to making one of the cakes.  Perhaps I’ll talk about what she is working on in another post, but I will say that she earned her reward and today we made a rainbow cake.Making …

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Who’s got spirit?!

This little one got to cheer at the high school football game (during halftime) last night!  She and bestie, Zoey, signed up for a cheerleading clinic for the week and had a blast learning to cheer.  Holly definitely has the bug and wants to continue to take cheer classes.  She was nervous at first with …

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Treat time!

Linlee has been grooving on our homemade ice creams all summer long, but her most recent request was dedicated to fall; pumpkin! Miss Holly checks out cookbooks from the school library which are usually focused on making something sweet (no surprise).  Today we made a chocolate mousse pie from the Hershey’s Kisses cookbook and it …

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So far, so good!

School is going great for both girls.  Linlee has a new teacher, but remains in the same fantastic life skills program at her middle school.  So far I’ve gotten all positive feedback from both Linlee and her teacher.  Holly received a happy surprise when she learned that her first grade teacher is now teaching second …

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Shout Out to My High School Bestie!

Kathleen and I met at age sixteen and our friendship has endured.  We were in drama club together.  Sometimes after school we’d go get a milkshake and discuss how eager we were for college where there might be some “mature” boys to date.  What a hoot!  Then we became roommates in college while we figured …

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First Day of School 2017!

My seventh grader. My second grader. The girls chose to wear the same outfit on their first day.  How cute is that?! Holly’s friend, Sybella, from our neighborhood is in Holly’s class this year.  The girls are thrilled!Now it’s time for me to pour a cup of coffee and enjoy the peace & quiet.  Yes!

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End of Summer Misc.

I feel good about the girls’ summer vacation.  It included a trip to Disneyland, two summer camps, numerous play dates, two camping trips with daddy, a day at the state fair, several trips to the nearby lake for swimming and five different kinds of homemade ice cream (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, vanilla & chocolate).  We did …

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Evergreen State Fair

Much like Disney, once again we headed into the sweltering heat to wait in lines for rides on Sunday at a nearby fair.  The fair is a big one, so it’s worth the trip – if it’s not too hot.  Which it was.  Let’s just say I’ve paid my dues this summer.  Very much looking …

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