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may the fourth be with you

If you’re not a Star Wars fan, you may have no idea what this means.  I will enlighten you:  it is a play on “May the force be with you,”  the “live long and prosper” of the Star Wars saga.  Yes, the Star Wars gurus have given fans an entire day for this phenomenon…so Happy Star…… Continue reading may the fourth be with you

coastal livin' · family · life

summer + family = love

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything…… Continue reading summer + family = love

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fresh starts in homeschooling

“…isn’t it nice to think tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet…” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In the book,  a discouraged Anne Shirley bemoans her proclivity for faux pas to Marilla.  In the movie, Miss Stacey reassures a penitent Anne that a second chance is but a day away. I confess that I comfort…… Continue reading fresh starts in homeschooling

faith · family · friends · life

do not despise their youth

We just returned home from a week at camp.  My Love was the speaker for the group of ten to twelve year olds enjoying Adventure Camp; my df girl and I worked in the kitchen while my cl boy hung out with friends and helped out here and there. Members of our family have worked at different…… Continue reading do not despise their youth

family · life · projects

keepsakes

In my last post I mentioned some favourite memories of my grandparents. Since I’ve been enjoying time with wonderful friends and family, and my amazing kids and grandlittles in particular, I thought I’d share some of the projects I’ve actually completed that I hope will remind my sweet baby boys how much their Gramma loves them.…… Continue reading keepsakes

family · life

life with littles

We’ve been enjoying life with littles again as we’ve been babysitting our Northern boy’s twins.  Living far away means we seldom see them, but it also means that when we do, it’s for a few days at a time.  I am very thankful for FaceTime, though, and often wonder how missionaries and others moved from home to…… Continue reading life with littles

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i know that mangos are sweet

Do you know the Banana Song?  It’s always a favourite for kids of all ages at camp and Kids’ Club alike. The chorus goes: I like bananas; I know that mangos are sweet    I like papayas, PAPAYAS!       But nothing can beat:  The sweet love of God          A do do…… Continue reading i know that mangos are sweet