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The Very First First Day of School

The Very First First Day of School

My sweet boy had his very first “first day of school” at Peace Preschool onTuesday.  He is so awesome.  He humored me while I took photo after photo of him with his little bag, dressed in his new hiking shoes and the rarely seen, special occasion, collared shirt.  On the way there we talked about school, and he told me that Ms. Susan was “up there” as we drove up the hilly drive.  We walked in together, found the cubby with his name on it to put his things in, and entered the classroom.  He made a beeline for the…Read the rest of this entry →

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Life Lessons Learned on a Slackline

Life Lessons Learned on a Slackline

A slackline is really an interesting idea.  Very popular amongst the climbing community, and more or less unknown to everyone else.  The concept is quite simple in theory – picture a circus with a tightrope walker high above the spectators, hands out to the sides, balancing her way across the rope to the other side.  Now, take out the “tight” part and picture the same person walking across a piece of webbing about an inch wide, as the webbing sags low underneath their weight and wobbles from side to side.  Welcome to the curious world of slacklining. Invented by a…Read the rest of this entry →

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What Corner of the Earth Smiles at YOU?

What Corner of the Earth Smiles at YOU?

“This corner of the earth is like me in many ways I can sit for hours here and watch the emerald feathers play On the face of it I’m blessed when the sunlight comes for free I know this corner of the earth, it smiles at me.” – Jamiroquai Perhaps I’m dating myself a bit by admitting this, but one of my favorite musicians is British acid jazz/funk guru Jamiroquai.  In fact, as I wrote this I imagined everyone reading this post pensively while listening to the song in question in the background, but then I realized that would out…Read the rest of this entry →

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Don’t Forget to Look Out!

Don’t Forget to Look Out!

  I’m a little better about it now, but when I first started climbing outdoors, I was notorious for climbing to the top of a route, getting lowered down, and then proceed to hear every person that climbed after me rave about the spectacular view they had when they turned around to take in the gorgeous views of the world around them.  I would tell myself as I was tying in and putting my shoes on, “Make sure you look out this time,” and invariably, it would not come to my mind again until I was back on the ground untying…Read the rest of this entry →

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Sentimental Snapshots: Happy Birthday Cragbaby!

Sentimental Snapshots: Happy Birthday Cragbaby!

So I had another post all written and prepared for this week’s Sentimental Snapshot…but today is Cragbaby’s birthday and it didn’t seem right to have another picture up here on this milestone day!  I can’t thank God enough for the wonderful gift that C has been to us.  It’s hard to wrap my brain around the fact that a year ago at this time Steve and I were heading to the hospital!  For anyone that might be interested in the play by play of that day, you can check out Canaan’s Birth Story here.   This is one of my…Read the rest of this entry →

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