Kids

Cool Pool

Lots of books… lots of stories…  lots of movies…  and LOTS of time at the pool. We stayed there one day for five hours.  FIVE. We spent the afternoon of the Fourth of July there, and watched the teen diving team demonstrated their fancy flips. We met up with Ken Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Eno Festival

All day Saturday at the Festival for the Eno.  This is an annual event with half a dozen stages for three days of music, plus food, crafts, a working historic mill, activities, vendors, and  – of course – the river itself, for canoeing, wading, and generally enjoying. We started out Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Spring! (?)

Today ~Billy Collins If ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze that it made you want to throw open all the windows in the house and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage, indeed, rip the little door from its jamb, a Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Snow gnome.

Not quite enough snow for a snowman, so I made a tiny one.  He has a nice comfy home in a tree in Duke Gardens. It’s been very quiet at work, and of course schools have been closed (or on delay).  I’m spending time getting caught up on housework and Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Real Actual Snow!

Everyone is very excited. Everything is closed. But I went to work anyway, because it’s kind of nice being the only person in the office sometimes.  A good day for getting lots done! I also made a very very tiny snowman. by

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Paperhand Puppet Theater

Every summer we go to the wonderful Paperhand Puppet show, at a beautiful outdoor theater nearby.  This year was the first time I actually got to take Jaden and Kyler –  I was thrilled to finally share this with them!  (Only now getting around to posting the pictures – sigh.) Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Hide & Seek!

Geocaching!  My new favorite craze…  My niece and nephew introduced me to this awesome hobby.  It’s like a giant GPS treasure hunt!  You log on to their website, find a list of coordinates marking “geocache” hiding places, and then you go try to find them…  Usually they’re sort of hidden Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Wishes

 So here’s something strange that happened to me at the beach.  I’m turning it into two separate stories, because I want to leave this story open, still, for a magical happy ending.  But all together, it did make for a very difficult 24 hours. All the women were in the Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Emerald Isle

Late summer beach trip!  Paul and I joined Ken, Karen, and the kids at the beach for a weekend.  Emerald Isle is one of North Carolina’s “outer banks.”  It’s part of a series of long sandy islands running right up close along the coastline.  The islands are like a long Read more…

By Rebecca, ago