Monthly Archives: April 2007

art, finally

After nearly eight months of 40% creative block and 60% distraction, I finally finished this piece for Rhys’ room. I am really, really, pleased with it. For all you scrappers out there (I won’t lie, I’ve tried – but I’m … Continue reading

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today

My head cannot hold another jot or tiddle. Not another piece of information, not another question without answer, not another problem without a fix. I need sunshine and the color of shiny gold and happy exclamation points. This third day … Continue reading

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zzzzzzzz

This week has been a full one for us – a lot of brainstorming, planning, doing. On top of that, Rhys and I haven’t been feeling well (I guess I was past due for my annual end-of-winter cold). Last night … Continue reading

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heirlooms

Last week, when Michael’s grandpa and his wife, Julia, came for a visit, she presented Rhys with a quilt. It was hand-pieced, just for her. Julia makes these for her children, step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; no two are alike, and … Continue reading

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rhys-r-oni

Man, our little girl is growing up. Today, at lunch, Rhys finished a bowl of applesauce, held it up and said: “Bye-bye, ‘sauce! See ya, ‘sauce!” I don’t know why, but it made me laugh so hard! Probably because she … Continue reading

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easter

Easter weekend in Des Moines – just the three of us. On Saturday morning, we went to our first egg hunt. Hosted by our church, it was the coldest, windiest morning for a hunt; but Rhys enjoyed herself….although we aren’t … Continue reading

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jane & scott

March 31, 2007 – we had a big time! My dear friend, Jane Koehler, got married to a wonderful man. Michael and I fought back tears the whole weekend. I believe his words were, “Waves of tears came over me … Continue reading

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