Monthly Archives: February 2009

my sentiments, precisely

I used an unconventional method to post this because I think if I used a link you’d need to log in to read it. And I couldn’t not share it with you.  

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i just did this

  My cousin forwarded an e-mail saying that cell phone numbers will soon be released to telemarketing companies, and we will start to receive sale calls. To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the national DO NOT … Continue reading

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The parents of the kids I’ve been enjoying the past four days are due to return in a couple of hours. The young ones are asleep, the house is picked up, I’ve finished my book (A Thousand Splendid Suns), and … Continue reading

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sunday afternoon entertainment

On the way home from the pool the kids and I argued over who had more fun. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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Maybe I’m away from my Valentine on February 14, but I did get to witness this. Cass and Chandler go way back. Pretty cute, huh?

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I flew to Denver today to hang out with our Anderson grands while their parents enjoy a short Cabo adventure. But within hours of my arrival I was in the car with Quinn and her daughters for a girls’ outing … Continue reading

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Our hands are fifteen years older, but our hearts feel just the same as they did when we decided to join them. Maybe a little more settled.

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introducing oscar williams!

We have a new grandson! Oscar Williams was born yesterday (this might be the only day we can say that!), February 7, 2009, to our daughter Rachel and her husband, John, in Philadelphia. He weighed 6 and 3/4 pounds. I’ve … Continue reading

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I haven’t shared links in a while. So maybe this is the day. Yes, this is the day. • You know the expression “Time flies.” Well, take a breath. And think fantasy. • You might need to hold your breath … Continue reading

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growing interest in ethiopia

I have followed with interest the adoption process first of Quinn and Dusty’s friends the Schelhaas family and then the Pender family. Little did I know their experiences would be my preparation for the news we got yesterday that our own … Continue reading

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