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joyfullytiredmom
I'm happily married wife and blessed mom, who is striving to be joyful even when tired.
Interests: reading books, cooking, laying on the beach, sunshine, photography, watching hockey, educating others on (FASD) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and being a parent advocate
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It's a new season around here...we are celebrating our first Christmas in the South. Its been a long time since posting, and to be honest, it's taken me all these months to even be able to open my blog and let my fingers find the keys without bursting into tears.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Hetherington Happenings
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It’s hard for me to believe my boy is turning 10 and the years have passed so quickly. I laugh at the irony of what I just wrote. Many have been the afternoons when I’ve collapsed in tears, crying out to God…”I’m so exhausted, how can I make it? Give... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Hetherington Happenings
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I cannot remember the last time my husband and I spent Valentines Day together in the same state. For whatever reason, his bosses don't ask my opinion and it just doesn't happen with his travel schedule. Yet, in spite of our frequent, unwanted separations I am blessed for more reasons... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Hetherington Happenings
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Here I am realizing once again just how long its been since I’ve blogged. Keeping up with my family and all our adventures has kept me more focused on the adventures themeslves, leaving me little time to sit down and share it with you. My New years resolution: to blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Hetherington Happenings
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Falling behind, enjoying summer, but here I am ready to catch you up on our summer kickoff: Indiana. It had been three years since our family spent significant time with the Litz family...but it took all of 10 minutes for my boys to bond with them! My boys were in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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Summer officially began with a vaction to the midwest to visit two families we dearly love. It was just me and the boys heading East so I was a bit apprehensive, but surprisingly, the airlines kept up their part of the trip....thankful there was no repeat of the horrendous flights... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
Thanks Madeline, thats encouraging to hear...I'll keep him practicing.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2012 on Our Musician at Hetherington Happenings
This past January we were finally able to help our son start on his bucket list: violin lessons! He has been requesting them for about a year. First grandma gave him a Fisher Price violin, which pacified him for about 2 months. Next he turned to playing an air-violin using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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One of the most exciting weekends in Bend happens in May when the Pole, Pedal, Paddle occurs. Participants come from all over the world to compete individually or on teams of up to six. I'm fairly certain there were almost 3,000 competitors this year. The race begins with a short... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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This year, Spring came to Bend. And it has been amazing! A normal Spring for us lasts about 3 days of 80 temps, and then its right back to snowy cold until July. Summer does not arrive until July 4th. Thus the reason I've been absent from this blog -... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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April 5, 2007. The date may mean nothing to you, but it is one that changed our family in many ways. Five years ago we stood hearts beating rapidly in silent prayer, hands sweating, ears listening to a language we could not understand, our eyes fixed steadily upon a judge... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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Pierogis. Now that's a word I never imagined I'd use in a sentence a decade ago. But 10 wonderful years of marriage to an eastern Pennsylvania coal region man changed a few things in this California gals heart... and recipe box. While recently wasting time exercising my mind on Pinterest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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Happy March! Today was such an amazingly spectacular day that I can't resist sharing more photos with you. At least a foot of fresh powder covered the world when I opened my windows this morning. The sun rising through the trees was glorious! I LOVE this icecicle "bird" sitting in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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Its the end of February and the La Nina that was predicted has just maybe, possibly, decided to show its stuff before Spring. Briefly. Maybe. I love the white stuff, so I'll take whatever is offered. It has been an unusual winter as most of the snow has landed in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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Even though I love taking photos, I realize I haven't been able to keep up with taking a photo a day. I think I'm only up to 41 for the year. Chalk it up to the walking pneumonia and being in bed, or just the busy-ness that happens in daily... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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I realize it is Ash Wednesday and I need to make my final decision: What am I giving up for Lent? Sugar or Facebook? Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
Its old news by now: Joe Paterno left this life 3 days ago. If I linked this post to every article thats been written about Joe Pa in those 72 hours, you’d spend the next day just reading and never even finish my article. So no links here. Just bing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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12. Getting to see this view. Every. Single. Day. God is Awesome. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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If you're reading this blog post then you can be joyful: you've been blessed with another year of life! So join me in my new years resolution to take at least 1 photo a day. And not just "a day in the life of"....but a photo that expresses my reason... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Hetherington Happenings
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Today's focus is the other blessing God sent us. What a joy it has been to watch Mikhal grow physically and see his personality blossom with each passing day. He certainly fills our life with laughter and fun. He began full-day kindergarten this year and he is thrilled with each... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Hetherington Happenings
I love when I capture him without him being aware of it.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2011 on Thankful for my boys at Hetherington Happenings
Thanks! Hope your family is doing well too.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2011 on Thankful for my boys at Hetherington Happenings
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This boy has brought so much joy into our lives. Everyday I am learning something from him...grace, hope, laughter...and patience. Mornings start with Max and his dog... Helping me in the kitchen...and this is the best part of course! Max loves his Legos and they can be found EVERYWHERE in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at Hetherington Happenings
Each morning at breakfast I spend a few moments learning Catechism and reading the Bible with my boys. We’ve been going through the book “My 1st Book of Questions and Answers” by Carine MacKenzie. I highly recommend it if you are seeking to give your children a foundation of Truth.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Hetherington Happenings
Once upon a time there was a princess who loved to write. She loved to have a cup of tea, a quiet room filled with Laura Ashley furniture and scents of jasmine, a book in one hand, a Bible near by and a journal with blank pages. She would spend... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Hetherington Happenings