Category Archives: friends

The Last Playdate (sniff, sniff) (and a TOTALLY AWESOME way to keep kids occupied outside)

Just before our friends moved to Cambodia, the kids (who will be referred to by the initials P and I – as in the first letter of her first name and not an awkward way to refer to myself) came … Continue reading

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June/July Sewing: Fabric Cards for Our Dear Friends

Recently, we tearfully said goodbye to a precious family who we knew through our church.  Their first-born, P, is just three months older than Ellie and the two of them have been friends essentially since they were born.  For the … Continue reading

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April Sewing: Matchy, Matchy for Babies

Back in April, I went on a bit of a baby blanket sewing frenzy.  For these four blankets, I made matching little pouches to go with them.  Two of the blankets were for second-born babies, one was for a third-born, … Continue reading

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May Sewing: Inside-Out Bag of Consolation

I made a tote bag for my friend Katie for her birthday five years ago.  Recently, she had a disastrous occurrence with her apartment and I decided that the least (and really only) thing that I could do to help … Continue reading

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A New Thanksgiving Tradition

We certainly have some Thanksgiving traditions in our family.  I always make these pumpkin orange rolls, of course we eat cranbrosia, and we (for three years running now) braise our turkey for the most incredibly delicious and moist turkey you’ve … Continue reading

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A REALLY Big Whale

For our second year, my friend Emily and I are doing a homeschool-preschool co-op for our kids.  (Somehow, I don’t think I’ve blogged about this at all but it’s been a great part of our week for the past year … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway, Part 3: Waterfalls and Vultures, Oh My!

Here’s part 1 and Part 2. Sunday morning we decided to take a bit of a detour through Letchworth State Park on our way home. The main entrance to the park is only about 20 minutes from Houghton so during … Continue reading

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