Monthly Archives: June 2015

Cleaning day

After I spent the entire day deep cleaning the house, I lay in bed trying to catch my breath before Abe came home. As I lay there, I heard Lydia say in the next room, “Mary, come on! Let’s make the … Continue reading

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Our dying lawn: Can it be resuscitated?

This morning Abe realized our lawn is dying. We thought our pest control guy, who also works on our lawn, had turned on the sprinklers, but apparently they’re broken. I am not observant enough to realize that our lawn has … Continue reading

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Balu send-off

We got to spend most of the day with Balu, who is moving to Kansas City next week. We are so sad to see him go and hope he comes back to Utah soon! First we went to Timpanogos Cave. … Continue reading

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Friendship day

When I moved to Orem, the first Sunday at church I took a look around and then decided I was done making friends for a while. I felt tired and play-dated out. My ward is absolutely lovely, and I like … Continue reading

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carrot cake craving

Once again, my motivation to venture out melted at the sight of all the hot sunshine, so we stayed home again all day. I finished my book and napped a bunch. Abe is coming down with a bad cold, probably … Continue reading

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easy to entreat

I woke up feeling like today I should adopt this mantra: “Easy to entreat.” Sometimes I have a bad habit of saying “no,” or “maybe later” automatically to my kids’ requests, and today I resolved to be easy to entreat. … Continue reading

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Back home

Today Abe went back into the end of quarter whirlwind, and I did laundry and post-trip cleaning all day. I did take the girls to Inside Out in the morning, and that was fun. It wasn’t Frozen in terms of kid-appeal (at least … Continue reading

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Whirlwind morning in Chicago

I was so excited to be in Chicago that I only managed to sleep two hours. I tried to go swimming at 4 am, but the health club opened at 5. The hotel pool overlooked downtown Chicago, and I watched … Continue reading

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Back to Chicago

Clark, Swathi and Soren popped over to our room before heading back to Pittsburg this morning. The girls woke up and gave Clark and Abe their Father’s Day goody bags. Then we had breakfast and headed over to Grandma’s before … Continue reading

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a happy birthday

I am basically going to throw up pictures from yesterday and basta cosi. In the evening, the fireflies came out. We don’t have fireflies in Utah (or at least, I never see them). The girls were enthralled. And that was the … Continue reading

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