Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dear Gardeners, I Need Help.

I really do. This yard of mine is misbehaving. The grass is okay, considering we had almost no snow this past winter, and it hasn’t really rained, um, at all. But my lilacs? Never bloomed. Boo, lilacs. Badly done. And my apple tree? Not a single blossom. Not one. And my strawberries? Nothing. (Actually that’s […]

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Goings On

* writing essays * paying bills * cleaning a little corner of the house * watching the inbox for the latest revision notes * teaching writer kids the business * counting the 24 hours till Kids 1 and 2 come home * praying for rain, for firefighters, and for safety of homes * loving Gatsby, […]

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Today.

I tried to steal the photo from FaceBook. Fail. But today is the day that Doc takes Marty back to the future. June 27, 2012. I posted a screen shot of it on Husband’s wall. It made me strangely happy. It’s Kid 3’s birthday. She’s eleven. And adorable. And has great hair. We saw Brave […]

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Women’s Pull

There is a lot to say about this Pioneer Trek we did last week [1]. Some of it is only to say to each other. But some of it I don’t want to forget, so I’m going to say it here. Four days of camping in a dress. Moving on. There is this thing, apparently […]

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Camping: It’s What’s for Dinner.

Not really. But we’re going. Camping. Me and the kids. Does that surprise you? It should. This is completely out of character for all of us. Completely. Not only camping, but Pioneer Re-Enactment Camping. Yes, really. Stop laughing. I’m promised it’s going to be epic, life-changing, and stunning. I’m totally counting on it. I will […]

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Don’t tell me what to do.

See? This is why I love the internet.

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Kiss Off

Lookie here. It’s a new video. My family helped make it. Mostly Husband, who wrote, directed, produced, semi-edited, and sweat some blood over it. Also Kids 1, 2, and 3, one of whom is visible. (Mostly I wrangled preadolescent young ladies, showing them my entire repertoire of Skills: Cartwheels, Ninja Fighting, and three jokes, none […]

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Becoming Bayley by Susan Auten

Here’s another book I just read. For your review pleasure. BECOMING BAYLEY by Susan Auten. (*DISCLAIMER* I know Susan. We’re internet friends who met to be Actual friends. But even if we weren’t, I would have liked this book. Ready? Go.) Here’s the Deseret Book write-up: Bayley Albrecht’s dream is to play soccer on BYU’s […]

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