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Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Road to Nauvoo

It’s 11pm and I do not want to be awake. We’d like to get an early start tomorrow and I wanted to go to bed early. I fell asleep about 9pm, but about an hour ago Jake gave me a little nudge and whispered, “You’re snoring. Loud.” At which point I was wide awake and…

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Observations From The Road: Volume I

Some things I’ve observed about our family (and life in general) since we started this adventure: 1. We are take your time kind of people. We don’t speed, we’re not in a hurry. We’re going to get there when we get there. In fact, if I’m driving, it appears I’m going backward compared to everyone…

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Bellingham, WA to Mount Rushmore, SD

I laid in bed this morning listening to the quiet. It was 7am and everyone was still sleeping. I was wishing that I had my laptop in front of me so I could write. But we’d gotten into our hotel late last night – close to midnight – and had only brought the essentials up…

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When I was in 8th grade, my family moved from Alaska to Arizona. My mom and I and my youngest sister departed via airplane while the rest of my family (my dad and the other 7 kids) drove to Haines and then took the ferry to Bellingham (where we met them at the dock). If…

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The day before we left Kodiak, we woke up to this. In a weird way, I kindof loved it. The perfect ending to our time in Alaska. Snow on May 13th, and not just a little snow. FIVE inches! Happy Mother’s Day. By the next morning the snow was mostly gone and we woke to…

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Moving Day | 10 (AKA Mother’s Day)

Miss B turns 3 years old in 19 days. She’ll spend her birthday in St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee on our Grand Adventure to Florida. Lucky girl! I turned 3 in Anchorage, Alaska. Jacob turned 3 in Anchorage, Alaska. Joshua turned 3 in Palmer, Alaska. Sam turned 3 in Anchorage, Alaska. Thoughts like that…

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