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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Getting out’ Category

Our Thanksgiving Night

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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This year we did something completely new for Thanksgiving. With older babies and such lovely weather we braved an outing downtown to witness the Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony, kicking off the Holiday Lights Festival.


Happy Camper – Hitchcock Nature Center

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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It’s no secret in my family, I am not a camper. As Jim Gaffigan puts it, “I’m what you would call ‘Indoorsy.'” He gets me, really gets me.

But as a kid I was outside all the time in the woods and in the creeks catching crawdads and minnows and making secret lairs.

I have so many memories of playing in the woods with my friends, some are nutty memories like the time we all roller skated down to the creek then into the creek and down the creek…in roller skates. Or how I loved to pack up a bag of turkey on Thanksgiving and walk over to the woods to pretend to be surviving on the last bit of meat I had.

My friends eventually decided it was cooler to stay home and watch MTV and VH1 and make up dances alongside Paula Abdul and Debbie Gibson. I kept going to the woods alone sometimes but eventually going to the creek running through the woods was something I did less and less. Sure we’d ride our bikes along the trail sometimes but even that fell by the wayside.

Now as a Mama I want what I had as a girl for my own babies. Woods and creeks and ponds. The thrill of being in a tree or finding that perfect clearing in the trees for making a home. To this day the smell of dirt and leaves make me want to take off running to find a stick for a bow and some good rocks to climb….if I could still run that is.


Another Night at the Rose

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

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September 28th it was the Middles and Littles turn to have a night at the theater. Daddy took these three to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Rose. This was a first for Martha!

Our New Addition

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

So we did it! Earlier than we’d expected to but when the deal this good pops up you just have to jump on it. We got a travel trailer!