Party Time: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   How did anyone plan parties without pinterest? Seriously. While the internet has been a major boon to party planning, pinterest has helped us all up our game, and in my case doing so at the very last minute. Blue turned six last week, and he insisted on a […]


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Lone Star

(I wrote this a long time ago and never got around to posting it…) When we left Virginia we knew that California was only a stop before we returned to the South. Paul said, “if this thing works out, you’ll have to make sure you never badmouth the following three things: beef, oil, and football.  […]

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Blue’s Clues

12/04/11  How was primary?  “Great.  I drew this picture.  When I grow up I’m going to be a gorilla.  And I saved my cookies for Red.” 12/16/11  “When I grow up I’m not going to be a gorilla.  I’m going to be a bear.” 12/30/11 “Mummy, is my tummy this whole squishy thing?” 1/1/12 Primary […]

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Blue’s Clues

Blue: Mummy, can we get a pet gorilla? Me: No, sorry. Gorillas don’t make very good pets. Blue: Maybe we can buy a house that has a yard. Then we can keep the gorilla in the backyard! Problem solved

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Best Buds

Today I reread my blogs from the days when Boy Blue was born. I’m glad I was as honest as I was, chronicling the good and the difficult. I was so touched at what a sweet brother Red was to Blue. Tonight they stayed up an hour past bedtime, with Blue in Red’s bed, while […]

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Just Like Dad

For Christmas both of the boys received a mini “shaving kit” from my Mum. It included a hairbrush, a comb, a tooth brush, toothpaste, and a plastic “razor.” They take their kits on vacation and camping, and sometimes even remember to brush their hair. This afternoon Blue came downstairs with a blue face. He had […]

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A New Era

After so many dark nights and cloudy days, two nights ago the clouds parted, the heavens were revealed, and choruses of angels rang out on the world.  I’ve said before that Boy Blue hasn’t had a good sleep since we went to Canada.  (That was seven and a half months ago if you were stuck on […]

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Girls’ Day at the Getty

When Mary Ann first told me, back in December, that what she wanted to do for her birthday was to take Grace and me to the Getty Villa and to lunch, I didn’t really know what to think.  She said she figured that Grace and I looked like the most fun people in the ward […]

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