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New Mexico Adventures...

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View from Sandia Peak


We just returned from an amazing 12 day trip to New Mexico to visit family and friends and help celebrate Broc's parents' 50th wedding anniversary. That in itself was amazing!

I'll post pictures and thoughts about the trip soon but wanted to share one of our cool experiences while we were there. Broc and Brenna and Logan each participated in afternoon interviews with Lee Stranahan who is doing a documentary on unschooling. We spent time at Sandra Dodd's house and just had the best time visiting with the Dodds and Stranahan family. It is always such fun to be with our unschooling friends and especially nice to meet a new family and get to know them.

Broc and Brenna talked with Lee the first day we were there and on another day, Brenna joined Holly Dodd for an interview and Logan also participated. I had a great time visiting with Sandra and not having the pressure of being on cam…

Middle of the Night Scare.....

I couldn't sleep last night and about 3:30 I thought I heard a noise and I could see the light from the hall shining under my door. I decided that I'd get up and check and grabbed my glasses and stumbled out into the hall... Logan's door is right across from our room and as I opened our door, I could see him standing in the doorway of his room. I gasped and I'm sure completely scared him to death as he was not expecting me nor I am.

He looked to be blood splattered with a bandage and blood on his finger and his hair disheveled. I was so shocked and I immediately felt like I was going to throw up from the sight of all the blood but he was smiling and said..."It's okay, Mom.....

Apparently, he was doing the final stages of his Tuesday Vlog on Our Seven Cents and encouraged
me to go back to bed. I was too tired to do much else so I just gave him and hug and shook my head and went back to my room.

Times like this I realize that a lot goes on when I'm sleepin…

Glimpses of Summer so Far...

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Summer is in full swing here and is my favorite season for reasons that I'm sure go back to those years when summer was always carefree because of no school....I'm happy that my kids grew up knowing those lovely kinds of days all year round...

We're heading out to New Mexico next week for a 10 day vacation seeing family and friends and going to Broc's parent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We'll have all FIVE of our kids with us who are now ages 16 to 20 and I'm sure I'll come home with tons of pictures and stories to share.

So before all those adventures begin, I wanted to share a bit of our summer so far.....



The best part of this summer is having Brenna home from college....she is a whirlwind of laughter and light.....It's so fun having her home again....

I have flowers blooming all around....This is my favorite .....

Jason, Brenna's boyfriend, took this picture of Logan recently...I just love it...Logan has been helping me to become a be…

Logan's Our Seven Cents Vlog with Brenna!

Logan does a vlog every Tuesday with some of his unschooling friends. The vlog is on Youtube and is called Our Seven Cents. This week, Brenna is featured throwing a pot on her wheel in our home studio.....Just wanted to share it here ....Brenna on Logan's Vlog...


Enjoy!!

Night Out on the Town.....

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Brenna and Logan both got haircuts at Hair Peace.....Brenna didn't mind a picture or two...Logan not so much :-)
Brenna's boyfriend, Jason, was visiting from Orlando for a couple of days so we thought we'd go out to dinner and show him a bit of downtown Jacksonville. My plan was to drive downtown and take the River Taxi across to American Cafe and then to ride the monorail back across the river..


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We found the bench where Broc had proposed to me many years ago...a perfect place for a couple of pictures.....
I don't think Broc wanted any more proposing on this bench........



Every year, a group of different animals are painted by local artists and displayed all over town for several months before they are auctioned off for charity...This year was the Turtle year and Logan found one to hug.....




Waiting for the River Taxi...




Things were still going smoothly at dinner....Logan's friend Trevor joined us and we really enjoyed sitting by the river as the sun was setting......…