Category Archives: Beautifulness

Faith: Restored

I gotta admit, folks, I’m a little choked up. And in truth, I’m not sure at all just what I am here to say, but I’m hoping that whatever it is will find it’s way to you as I make … Continue reading

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The Month in Pictures (11/13)

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Think photo-journal. Think speed of life. Flip back 30 days. And enjoy. We discovered Ken’s definitely a girl — like, “‘Whoa’-rodent-labia-in-your-face” discovered. So far no identity crisis has ensued… And we aren’t going to change her name. We not only … Continue reading

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New Tools and Time Well-Spent

Boy, oh boy, have we been workin’ it lately! I tell you, Natalie and I are on fire… We’ve been wheeling and dealing with coalition builders and program directors and business advisors and concerned teachers and parents from all over, … Continue reading

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So, Um, Hey!

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Ok. I won’t deny it. I’ve been mostly incommunicado (to say the least) for the last several weeks. Those of you who frequent or happen upon this blog for parenting ideas may not have noticed, what with the recent parade … Continue reading

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The Proof’s in the Piña Colada

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Holy holiday bliss, Batman! How much fun can one family possibly have just hanging out together? Well, throw in some beach time, some Captain Jack Sparrow, a little poolside pageantry, and several stellar imaginations — and you begin to push … Continue reading

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So Far, So Yum!

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We have been full-on swimming in vacational bliss for the last several days. Here’s a quick reel of some of the fun the girls had just getting here… All that fun and we hadn’t even made it all the way to the vacation … Continue reading

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The Continued Bloom…

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Things just keep on blossoming around here… This Rose has never done so well, but then it was almost completely killed several years ago by painters (painting right over the whole thing!), and then almost killed again by collateral construction … Continue reading

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It’s Her Birthday, but I’m the Happiest

Here she is. The one and only. The brightest and most beautiful. It’s her birthday today (as well as my own sweet Mama’s birthday — isn’t that cool!?) and we are so glad to celebrate it. She’s a natural wonder with … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful for… These

The flowers have arrived! We got an early start this year with a few weeks of warm weather in April and lots of rain in May. So here’s a brief photo essay of some of the glorious perennial members of … Continue reading

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Sixth Birthday Celebration Part Two

So this girl had a birthday party. What with Spew-fest 2013, and school, and work, I wasn’t able to get to sharing all of the glory with you until now — my apologies, if you were left wondering… The forecast … Continue reading

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Sixth Birthday Celebration Part One

Yesterday was the official day. We woke up with Echo in the morning and Natalie squeezed her and said, “Happy Birthday.” They got up and got dressed before me, and Echo came to my side of the bed and whispered, … Continue reading

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On the Heels of Tomorrow

Here she is, folks, one year ago when she turned 5. Echo saw this photo this morning and said, “What’s wrong with my face?”. It’s funny how little sense of our selves (in our ever-changing flux) we actually have, isn’t … Continue reading

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The Continuing Adventures of the EP Soccer Family

Well, it feels kind of official now — we’re driving the minivan (Syliva Brown McTague), and we actually have a soccer player in it. The consummate icon of modern parenting — the Soccer Mom — has been somehow grafted onto … Continue reading

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This Day… 4.21.13

Yesterday was one of those classic Montana Spring stories, one in which the temperature starts dropping after midmorning, the sun having shone early and the night before having been noticeably mild, a bit of moisture in the air, birds chirped, … Continue reading

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This Day… 4.14.13

It did actually — somehow both finally and instantly – happen. There we were, watching this girl — this little, brand new baby of a girl, suddenly a 3-foot lightning bolt — racing around a field, with other kids she barely … Continue reading

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