Monday, December 23, 2013

All She Wants for Christmas . . .

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Happy Winter!

It was 70 degrees on the first day of winter. Which meant it was absolutely necessary to go enjoy it.  photo 7315365b-e0a2-4d3c-aaec-419acf330a77_zpsb711e563.jpg

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Flat-backed millipede
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Brachycybe lecontii
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British Soldiers lichen, other lichens, moss, a tiny spiky plant - I think it looks like a coral reef, in miniature!
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Gall on oak leaf
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A lacy leaf skeleton among moss and pine needles
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A naturalist, out standing in his field
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Bird nest made of twigs, between two white pine saplings.
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Southern red-backed salamander
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Blowing leaves
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Happy Winter, everyone!
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Aquarium

I took Larkin to the aquarium for his birthday.  It was so nice to do something special with just him.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

A Frosty Morning

One of Rohan's chores is to clean up the toys and junk that gets left in the yard.  One morning, he came inside and insisted that I come out with him and see the frost.  It was beautiful and refreshing.  I was so glad he shared with me. 
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another Hodgepodge

The kids sang in the children's choir at church for the first time.  They sang "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus" and "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" for Reformation Day.
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Jeremiah took Zahana and Rohan to Dollywod for their birthdays.
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Birthday presents in the mail.
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A little fiber fun.
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He's on top of the stacked washer and dryer.  I have no words.
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Getting ready for church Thanksgiving party.
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Thanksgiving 1
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Thanksgiving 2
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Target shooting.
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Pretty princess with a gun.
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Mother Daughter Tea for American Heritage Girls.  Miah's group served this year.  Zahana liked making sure all her friends were well-dressed.
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