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Laura as Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Laura dressed as Elmer the Patchwork Elephant for her school’s STEAM Night. We used to call it Open House back in the day, but that just won’t do in these modern days of higher sensibilities, so they have given it a new name. Or actually more than one new name, …

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What I Am Thankful For – 2016 Edition

Happy Thanksgiving! As I write this, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, although when it is for you depends on when you are reading this. So I hope you have a good Thanksgiving, are having a good Thanksgiving, or had a good Thanksgiving, depending on your reading circumstances. Around this time of year, …

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A Moving Look at Jaylin’s Track Season

Jaylin’s first season of track ended recently, So here is a look back. In the field events, he tried the high jump, as you can see from his somewhat unconventional jump in the photo above. And he also participated in some running events. Because track is a sport of motion, …

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It’s Laura’s Birthday!

Today is the birthday of this lovely girl, so be sure to wish her a happy birthday if you get the chance. I’m sure she would appreciate it. Because everyone likes to feel special on their birthday, after all. She still hasn’t caught up with me in age, so that …

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Remembering My Grandmother

Yesterday, my grandmother, Dorothy Burns, passed away. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, elder’s wife, church volunteer, and encourager. She had a good, long life of 90 years, and she has now reached her eternal reward. It is a little sad for those of us left here behind, but it …

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Laura in Black and White

A portrait of Laura in black and white, taken last weekend at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. If you are curious, the waterfall in the background is the same one seen in the Tropical Waterfall post from the other day. I usually prefer color photos instead of black …

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Jaylin’s Band Concert

Last week, we got to go to Jaylin’s band concert at Harding Academy. You can’t see him here, but he is in the back row. And if you were thinking that you didn’t know Jaylin was in the band, you wouldn’t entirely be wrong. Fortunately, all of the seventh graders …