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StarrySkyRanch
England
Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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We are celebrating first's and last's at every turn right now. Tomorrow, a new decade. She slipped right out of childhood gracefully, quietly. Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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"Man has a noble task: That of prayer and love. To pray and love, that is the happiness of man on earth." St Jean Baptiste Vianney Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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On our road trip to Leeds for a dance competition we squeezed in a few field trips. The big surprise was the Thackeray medical museum. We planned very last minute and the museum randomly pulled up in a list of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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This morning we had the great summer toy box purge. That went well so we moved on to tackle the indoor/outdoor half bath that was added to the outside of the house for farm staff years ago. (insert shudder) Meantime,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"That time of day when the sun hasn't come up yet but you can already feel it coming. It's an elusive warmth, like a subtle promise whispered in your ear, and you can go on with your day knowing you've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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When I walked over to the pasture fence I thought again about the prayer I read earlier in the day: "Help me to become wholly forgetful of self, that I may be immovably rooted in Thee, as changeless and calm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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So I had this idea for the guys to go go-karting after seeing it on TV I admit. I thought they would have a blast. The costs at the local places I found were crazy high though so the idea... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Catching up. : ) What wonderful artwork as always Kimberlee!
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2014 on Memorial Day at Pondered In My Heart
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With wind whipping our hair we braved the chalky coastline of Dover. Since there was a dip in the terrain it was literally 'uphill both ways.' We have hiked higher and farther - hello Lake District? This one ended up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Classic car shows are even more fun in another country. We never fail to see makes and models we've never before seen. This show was chock full of candy story color. Perfect summer fun. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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This was the fifth consecutive "4th" we have spent in Europe and the 8th summer of my life celebrating overseas. For whatever reason our Independence Day's have historically made for pretty good stories. Our first 4th was in Germany. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Are you smiling yet? : ) Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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A thin grey man demanded, "What do you want?" "Shelter, and food for the little ones." The mistress entered, a resolute looking woman who had seen too many paupers to be swayed by emotion. She took their names and briefly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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We are home from our recent road trip, which was a success in many ways. We always come back better for having seen and done new things. This trip however, was a journey back through time in many ways. Instead... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Subtitled: Why I Don't Want to be a "Rockstar" : ) My table yesterday morning this time, complete with my perfectly imperfect creamer and the handle a child glued back on after a mishap. This morning I am packing the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Yesterday Katherine shared the story of moving from curriculum designer back to homeschool mom. Then Charlotte shared her perspective. I can relate to both though I don't always articulate well. Although we are nearly halfway through this journey, having graduated... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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“Perhaps, after all, our best thoughts come when we are alone. It is good to listen, not to voices but to the wind blowing, to the brook running cool over polished stones, to bees drowsy with the weight of pollen.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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So far this summer we are loving..... the wind in our hair even when they are fertilizing the fields campfires fresh food Being outside. Everyday. A whole lot. Messy art fun We are still finishing up the school year since... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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One of my favorite English manors so far. The interior boasted a soft color palette, a fine art collection, library shelves full to the brim, and linens to die for. And teacups. I always notice the china. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Sister moments for us this week too. I love that the 12 years between them is nothing to them. http://starryskyranch.typepad.com/starry_sky_ranch/2014/06/th.html
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. more moments at Amanda's Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Do your little girls looooove paper as much as all of mine have? Father's Day was no sooner over than they began the serious business of composing birthday 'cards' for Dad's birthday. All told Abbie Rose packed up 35. Tess... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Today's highlights: 6:30am: My husband woke me up after his P90x. 7:15am: I am dressed, have tossed protein bars into my purse, filled to-go cups, and we get in the car to take Aidan to the hospital for his surgery.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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We are now up to date with Call the Midwife. Those who are fans know the last season ended with an exchange between a nervous expectant mum and a coworker, a grandfather who had no good role model when he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch