TWO HUNDRED FIFTY EIGHT…renovation schmenovation…I made that up

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So this post is about our renovation project on the exterior of our home. It’s lengthy, probably long winded, annoyingly upbeat, sprinkled with pithy remarks and a quirky sense of humor, filled with strange stories, and oodles of pictures. When … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN…a little kitchen renovation anyone?

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We’re no Chip and JoAnna. And I’m not crazy about modern day farm decor. But I did watch a ridiculous amount of their show on HGTVto get inspiration and ideas about how I wanted to use my “space”. We are 3/4ths of the way complete with our kitchen renovation and when that cold weather rolls in, I’m looking forward to finishing it!!! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY…the puppy post

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Bringing home new puppies doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. And amazingly enough, it’s been quite nice for us. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY NINE…narrowly escaping a craptastic day part 4

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My lovely innocent children are at it agin. Pushing their mother to the brink of insanity. Teetering on the edge, you never know what that last little push will be. Lucky for me, I narrowly escaped a craptastic day. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY SIX…roosevelt was allergic to frugs…what?

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I had no idea Roosevelt, Allergies and Frugs could all be thrown together and still make sense. But it totally does. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY FIVE…little red houses, for you and me

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We said we’d be on the road for 3 maybe 5 years, if the kids would allow it. They weren’t having it. So we found ourselves a little red house on a quarter acre in the city and we are trying to get used to stationary life again. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY THREE…alaska sick

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I woke up to the vibration of our behemoth vehicle thundering down an unfinished gravel road. I wasn’t sure where we were geographically. Physically I realized I was crammed into Cecilia’s bunk. Abby’s analogy homework pops into my mind in … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY TWO…my new two favorite words

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My favorite word to date, is without a doubt “mommy”. When I hear that name come out of my children’s mouths, most of the time, it makes my heart swell. I have to add two more words to that list…brace yourselves… Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY ONE…6 year assessment

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Cecilia Rae  It took me forty years to make it to Alaska and just a few weeks ago we celebrated Cecilia’s 6th birthday in Fairbanks. For her birthday we took her to the kid friendly Pioneer Park in Fairbanks. We … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY NINE…buffalo, moose, and bears oh my

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1,390 miles 14 hours per day For 96 hours (a total of 4 days in case your like me and suck at math) On Highway 2 That’s right friends we made it A L A S K A The final … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN….don’t mess with me, I’m ebbing

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Ebb and Flow…I’m so ebbing right now, it’s not even funny. Ok, maybe it’s a little funny. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY TWO…suspicious eyes

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Taking the kids out to eat is always interesting…”What will happen this time?” we often wonder. It’s always something. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT…we’re in Texas, “sha-moe” Part ONE

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…And we’re back at a beach. The place where we feel most at home. So much so, that we practically bring our home! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THREE…We won the lotto

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Winning the lotto means different things for different people. To me, at this time in my life, it’s so much more than monetary winnings. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY…paradise vs. reality

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In the wee hours of Monday, January 16th, we were all slowly waking up in our new existence. For the next week we are camping out just south of Tucson. We finally moved from paradise. It was time. We were ready. … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN…marshmallow boobs and other stories

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I don’t know if you are lucky enough to have boobs which smell like marshmallows, but I am. At least that’s what Phoebe tells me. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTEEN…new desires 

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Always looking for the next thing to capture my attention. The next project. The next goal. I never stop wondering what’s around the corner. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED EIGHT…our own private island

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Just when we think we are unlucky when it comes to finding campsites on the west coast, we hit the mother load! If there is anything to take away from this post, it is to ALWAYS call!!! Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED FIVE…making memories

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marking off items on my bucket list here in the perpetually sunny state of California. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THREE…missing our furry side

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What do you do when your 9 year-old wants a puppy for her birthday…but your not quite ready? You gently explain, “Daddy and I are not quite ready to fill those big holes in your hearts just yet. The day will come…just be patient. I love you. Pick another gift.” Playing the mean mom today. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWO…lady of the night nails

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I love to send Greg out for female related items like tampons, pads, girly razors, bakini waxing kits…I could go on. He comes back with the craziest stories. But this last errand, almost granted him an official “I will never have to run another errand for her ever again” pass. This time, the joke is on me. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED ONE…rv’s, trains, and automobiles

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I never thought I would suggest using my children’s voices to lull me to sleep, but here I am suggesting we do that very thing. I just need their voices to drown out the train and car noises I hear all night long. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED…what the what?

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Sanity has come back to the Beaver! Hip Hip! Everyone, grab their favorite beverage and join me on the playground!! Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE…accepting blunders while postponing maturity

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Another day, another inanimate object destroyed! I just postponed maturity for another day. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE…lessons learned

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While there are many advantages to living minimally and being mobile, it is not without its challenges. I’ve learned so much in the 118 days of being full-timers. Continue reading

EIGHTY-ONE…rambling woman

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Cecilia, Phoebe and I have experienced several rainy afternoons… hmmm, what to do… rainy afternoons with two toddlers… oooh I know, POTTY TRAINING!!!we have been working on potty training for a week now… …don’t ask… And then there is Cecilia … Continue reading