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We Are Family

Family gathering at the Grange Hall in Saco ME... locals and well as those from Florida, France, Alabama, England and other parts (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and more).  

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Christmas in Florida

Results for ""The "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day. Unable to find a Santa suit to wear while water skiing around Lake Berry, they resorted to squeezing themselves into Ella's Olaf...

Cousin Camp 2018

Cousin Camp 2018 - Genevieve, Ella, Lily Activities: Swimming - sometimes twice a day Crafty Things including a whole bunch of miniatures and jewelry made from polymer clay...
Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

BlogThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day....

Spring is rearing its head

Spring is rearing its head

Why is Winter behaving like the angry man who stomps out slamming the door, only to return multiple times spewing things like "And one more thing!!!!" SLAM! However -- the flowers are bustin' out all over in between the frigid blasts... [gallery type="rectangular"...

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Looking back — Camino

Looking back — Camino

Four and a half years ago -- in September 2013, I joined a friend to walk the Via Frances (Camino de Santiago de Compostela) in Spain -- we did start in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, but by day 2 we had made our way to Roncesvalles, Spain by crossing Napoleon's Pass...

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Let those who have ears…

Let those who have ears…

I admit that I struggle with "the Church" and with the apparent ideologies of parts of the church that I deal with... like the Cursillo Movement. I admit that I struggle to be inclusive, to remember and love these entities that I struggle with, even when we diverge on...

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Backbutton focus

Backbutton focus

So -- I wonder if this method would have made better shots of the hummingbirds outside my window. Next season, I think I'll give it a try... maybe test it out on some fast moving grandchildren. It is fortunate that I too shoot with a Canon 6D, so these instructions...

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Cultural Appropriation – Really?

Cultural Appropriation – Really?

I was reading a piece in the Washington Post concerning "Cultural Appropriation." The whole thing struck me as absurd, so my next step is to research this term and what it means to folks. From Wikipedia (via Google): Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of...

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Notes to self

Notes to self

Some great places to learn Divi and get help: (list to be updated regularly, I hope) Elegant Themes Blog - the creators of Divi offer some good ideas and tutorials Quiroz.co - tutorials and more DiviThemeExamples - examples of themes, tutorials and more DiviSoup -...

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Fall in New England

Fall in New England

We spent a long weekend in Westerly, RI visiting my husband's family. Now that is what Fall should be like... frost in the morning, cool, clear beautiful days, and trees beginning to burst out in fiery colors. At home it was in the 80's. In New England it was in the...

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Cousin Camp 2016: first images

Cousin Camp 2016: first images

Once again, I'm not at Cousin Camp. But, I can enjoy the pictures. There's a new kid in town this year:  Luke is probably not sure what's going on, but he seems to be taking it in stride.  

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Welcome Luke

Welcome Luke

Luke showed up yesterday. He weighed in at a healthy 8lb 9oz and is doing very well. I got to hold him for a while, which is one of the most pleasant of my recent experiences. I pray that this child will be healthy, happy, safe, gentle and kind. I pray for him to...

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