Monthly Archives: June 2007

TeamMASCOT and Diary of 1 Independence Day Give Away!

Drum roll, Diary of 1, in partnership with TeamMASCOT, is hosting the first-ever contest/give away! I wrote once before about, the business my husband and I run. Mostly he programs/designs and I pack/track orders/keep customers happy. It’s part of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: 90′ of Solid Rock, 240′ Total, WE HIT WATER!

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The Story About Ping

My children love this little book called The Story About Ping, written in 1933 by Marjorie Flack, illustrated by Kurt Weise. I read it to them at least once a week, it seems. Sometimes nightly for a season. The flow … Continue reading

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End of June Carnival Roundup

Summer is carnival time, and I can’t wait for the Deschutes County Fair over here! My kids rode a camel there last year, and loved the boat ride, the balloons, the elephant ears, the animal exhibits, the Fun House, and … Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School Shut Out

My kids enjoyed a week of Vacation Bible School last week, but not me. Don’t get me wrong, I was thankful that the hosting church put on such a fun-filled adventure for the children, and the kids all benefitted greatly. … Continue reading

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Tricked by a Nubian

“How’d ya like that milk?” I asked my husband with a twinkle in my eye. He had just eaten the last bite of sandwich I’d brought him for lunch, and he washed it down with the glass of milk I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Doesn’t Your Two Year Old Use a Hand Saw?

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Father’s Day Tribute

Why we love Dad. He is very smart and he’s building a house for us. He is very nice for taking us special places and doing special things with us. He plays games with us and teaches us about life. … Continue reading

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Growing up on Rt. 666: Immigration Reform and Border Security

Just give me some border security, and the only other thing I ask is for Mexico to clean up the homeland a sufficient amount so their natives will remain there and enjoy their own beloved country. I grew up on … Continue reading

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There is a time to hope and pray for shallowness, and I’m facing such a time. In two hours, the well-driller begins his quest for water on our Central Oregon ranch-to-be. This is the desert, my best beloved (been reading … Continue reading

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Carnival Roundup

This past week in the blogosphere carnival world of interest to me: The Carnival of Homeschooling “Fun” edition is hosted by Kris’ Eclectic Homeschool. The Carnival of Family Life 58th edition is hosted by MamaBlogga. The Christian Carnival 176 is … Continue reading

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Letters as Colors?

I just made an astonishing discovery. My seven year old son sees letters as colors. As we sat at the table finishing lunch just in this past hour, my daughter said, “Amy is a special name.” “Why is that,” I … Continue reading

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Break a Leg, er, Finger

In honor of this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling theme of “Fun,” (up tomorrow) this post is about a fun past-time over here, puppet shows. My gift to the kids this past Christmas was a Puppet Theater. You really don’t need … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Laundry Procrastination

Just a few days ago, I mentioned allowing laundry to pile up to my eyeballs. I finally got to the bottom of the pile this morning. I really didn’t know that mold could entirely cover a little boy’s pair of … Continue reading

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Church at The Old School

On a more pleasant church note, here’s the fam (minus me, taking the picture for ya) two Sundays ago, doing church. The house we’re renting is situated on a property that’s the location of an old two room school house. … Continue reading

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Wireless is Touchy

I’ve been out of the internet loop for a short spell as our wireless internet went awry. Wireless obviously has some great advantages, but there’s lots of bugs to be worked out – at least in my little part of … Continue reading

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