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A Weekend Adventure

A Weekend Adventure

We had a fun long weekend exploring southern Utah. I love the beautiful sights and am thankful to God for eyes to see the beautiful world around me, legs to walk and explore, and family to walk with me. I…

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Finding Joys In Autism

Finding Joys in Autism

Cute Nathan! Who knew that the little mirror in the car could be so amusing? This is one of the blessings of autism: seeing the world through a perpetual child's eyes. The other day I drove him to the library…

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Late Start Blues

Late Start Blues

Late start: Most kids are sleeping in right now--my sweet son with autism is having a meltdown because this is not how the schedule goes on a Thursday morning. Sigh! I will make it. Good luck to all parents of…

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Nathan Shoots Some Hoops

Sometimes your kiddo with autism does something and you think--"I didn't know he could do that." We had one of those moments this weekend when my husband handed him a basketball at my parents house last week and he ended…

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A Big Thank You

This is what thanking teachers, aides, paras, therapists, peer tutors, etc looks like when you have just one special ed student. Thank goodness for a photocopier! It takes a village--and I am so thankful for all of them. Peer tutors…

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First things First

I think I'm getting old because for the past month or so I've been waking up about an hour or so before my alarm...maybe daylight saving threw me off. I don't know. I have to admit, I have enjoyed taking…

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Decorating the Tree

We decorated the tree on Sunday. We don't have a fancy tree. It has homemade ornaments and ones we collected over the years. Yes, I did get a little teary eyed missing my missionary son Jordan (who I will finally…

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Old Film–Old Parents

So, tonight after explaining how a film negative works, my daughter asked my husband, "So, was there electricity when you were born?" HA HA. Well folks--old style film makes us ancient FYI.#ImOld

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One More Project

Before ($25 Second-hand store find) and after--It is a "Charging station." This is so that I don't have to see cords for anything anymore (or have them charging on my counter anymore)--hurray!!! The top shelf has a surge protector at…

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Canning Apples

It has been a busy week, picking apples and turning them into applesauce and apple butter. Yum! There is nothing better than homemade applesauce. I still want to make the apple pie filling. That might happen tomorrow. I must confess,…

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Proudly Voting My Conscience!

Like most Americans I have been so demoralized by the choice of the two predominant candidates for President right now. I have anguished over who I should vote for. I have hardly been able to sit through the debates because…

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Canning Joys and Sorrows

Crack! NOOOO I cringe! There is no worse sound in the world to someone who is canning: The cracking of a jar you just so carefully packed. I hate it when the second you put them in the boiling water…

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