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Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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I was going to share geography books and I will. However you will humor me, please, because I just finished another book that will be right up near the top of my list of books-I-pray-my-daughters-and-close-friends-read. I just finished. Sigh. I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Starry Sky Ranch
That's my husband coming down street. This is me saying, "Hey," sort of wistfully in passing. When my Gram was flustered she would say she didn't know if she was coming or going. We've got that goin' on all over... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
A walking tour of Salt Lake City is what some of us decided on for Saturday. We haven't explored downtown much since we moved back and not by foot much at all. It's been on the list of things to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
“ To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
So this was last night.... That's the peanut gallery watching.... .... the sister filming this... Colin and his fiancee, Julie. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
While rereading one of my favorite old books (here) I found this gem that went into my commonplace/quote book (housed in 99 cent composition books): "He must rid his heart of pride and anger. He must learn how to humble... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
“Life becomes precious and more special to us when we look for the little everyday miracles and get excited about the privileges of simply being human” Tim Hansel, You Gotta Keep Dancing Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
One of the highlights of the summer was daughter date with Alannah to the rodeo. As you approach the fairgrounds your heart beats a little bit faster. Boots and hats at every turn. Flags flying and music playing. Everything that's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Scotch eggs have been a favorite since we had them in England though we have not made them up since we moved back. We rectified that with this paleo adaptation which was every bit as good. I will tell you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
"Whether one looks at a star, a child, a moment of sorrow, or a time of gladness, blessed is the ordinary. I believe the small moment is the carrier of God's more endearing gift, and that it must not be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Before this summer is completely over I am determined to document the things we have seen and places we have been together. I'm serious. Gonna try anyway. First stop...Wisconsin. When we were in Wisconsin we were able to catch up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
I love that this moment is sort of suspended in time now with the click of the shutter. Intrigued, tempted, but stopping for a second to see how that works out first. So very her. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
As the first day of school approaches - sometimes the very first day of school for little people - conversations naturally turn towards all things academic. Math, grammar, phonics. Chronological history. Hands-on science. Latin vocabulary. Worry, worry, worry. Usually more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
It's been almost a sure thing lately that if I sit and type it detonates a kid bomb someplace else in the house. Or I begin to nod off because the days have been full and I should be in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
It has been a week since I have posted. Surely it is not for lack of stories to share. My photo albums are full to bursting, we have read beautiful books this summer, gone many exciting places - even in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
21. Just sit right there a minute ok? ok. Why are we sitting here? Because I want a picture. I need to freeze this in my mind. Because like two minutes ago your Dad was walking, walking, walking his swollen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Laura D. I am sending Katie your info now. Congratulations! Your beautiful floral crown headband will be winging its way to you soon. Thank you so much to The Fierce Chipmunk for gifting so generously. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
“Every summer there are a number of nights, not many, but a number, when everything is perfect. The light, the warmth, the smells, the mist, the birdsong – the moths. Who can sleep? Who wants to?” - Fredrik Sjoberg Reminding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
I have some very happy news for you today. Earlier this year I fell in love with The Fierce Chipmunk, an etsy shop of pure awesomeness. Like, fell hard. I mean, people, she had me with the red mushrooms. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Revisiting some thoughts from a long time ago. Namely, that you don't have to slay all the dragons, just the next one. Overwhelmed much? Maybe you will be reminded too over here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
When I saw him crashed on the bathroom rug the other day I knew I better get pictures before he doesn't fit on it at all. We call this rug his Poodle Puppy Camo.... zzz..... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Ogden, Utah has kicked off its annual Pioneer Days celebration. Many cities across the state have a holiday air around July 24, the commeration of Brigham Young and his followers entering the state. It has grown to emcompass a wider... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
"For most American children summer break is at hand, bringing with it the promise of cloudless, blue skies overhead, sprinklers spraying, and fireflies to chase before bed. There are ball games, freshly cut grass, and leisurely mornings to sleep in.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Where I come from houses are white and barns are red. Not always, but very often. It just seems the way it should be. My mother-in-law's farm is such a place, Wisconsin perfection with mown lawns and flowers planted near... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
There was some debate over where to see fireworks this year, our first in Utah. Zach and Megan were in town and voted Park City since none of us have been yet so that's where we headed. First stop while... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch