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A Little Hole Punching Goes a Long Way

Yesterday while we were waiting for Nathan's teachers at church he found the hole punch---and oh did that make him so happy! He punched and punched and punched. Then he would take the little holes and dump them in the…

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Music and the Spoken Word

I had a wonderful morning taking Jacob and Noelle to see Music and the Spoken Word. It was awesome to hear music in person from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square. The guest soloist was Jenny…

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Another Year

And they're off to another year of school. One year older and wiser too;). They are growing up so quickly! It was weird to not have Jordan going off to school, but as he reminded us in his weekly update…

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Last Ride of the Summer

As I rode behind Nathan this morning on our last bike ride before school starts I felt a little sad. I will miss our morning rides together. He doesn't talk to me or tell me about his plans or communicate…

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Growing Up

Jacob turned 14 years old this week. My how time flies! He was such a sweet boy that tried my patience as a child more than any of my other kids. His autism when he was younger made him completely…

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Monday Missionary Musings

I now love Mondays because I get to hear from my missionary. We got this cute photo from him today--totally Jordan! He has always kept me laughing. I am thankful that he is having so many opportunities to serve--at the…

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Canning Now…Cleaning Later

My house is a disaster, but my kids are happy and I have this fun little canning hobby I'm getting into again. I'll clean and tidy once the kids go back to school.I made strawberry jam from strawberries that I…

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20 Years

20 years ago I married my best friend! He has kept me laughing (as he promised when he proposed) and we have had many adventures together! We have experienced great joys and grief so intense that I thought my heart…

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Holding Hands

Part of my schedule for Nathan during the summer months include exercise (I let him pick either walking or biking.) The other day, he picked walking, so we went on our walk through our neighborhood. There are two things on…

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Adventures with Autism

Traveling with kids on the autism spectrum isn't easy! I have this adventurous spirit though--and one of my favorite things is to visit national parks and national monuments. (By the way they do have a disability pass you can get…

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Tenzi

Tenzi is one of our new favorite games. We introduced it to my extended family this past week. Some of my favorite cards are "Piratezi" and "Blindfoldzi." It is a hilarious and fun game to play--and easy to learn.#Tenzi #FunGames

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Missing Big Brother on His Mission

We had a sweet moment with Nathan tonight. He was wandering through the kitchen and he stopped in front of our “Jordan (Elder Anderson” shrine. He was looking at the stickers on his “called to serve” poster and then he…

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