tea and tree.

Time. There really does seem to be enough, but the ways it gets fractured makes it seem fleeting, I think. During this season of life, a lot of my conversations with friends and family consist of fragmented sentences, with interruptions happening like birdshot spraying through everything. But even still, we all do a pretty fine […]

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The Long Road Home.

Our last evening in Oklahoma was pretty quiet, with the boys meandering about on the driveway, with one figuring out the fuzzy Elmo chair and the other shooting hoops. To top off our low-key evening, my sister gave Holden his birthday gifts: a black Wii nun-chuck and the Batman Lego game. I’m not sure, but […]

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Oklahoma Football.

After a day of fishing and sweating and discovering, we three prepared for leg number two of the Trip to Oklahoma. And DO NOT get all excited about the title of this post. In no way does this mean OU football, since I would NEVER defile this lovely blog with that nastiness. Oh now, don’t […]

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In His Element.

Today. Today, we watched Ewan play dead. It’s his new trick. Well, that and playing in his cousin Lily’s purple sand. But as important as new tricks shown are, today was his day. Today was his day to show us…himself. And who he’s becoming. And a chance to take us where he is, simply, him. […]

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Jeeps and Wrangling.

Our first day in Oklahoma came EARLY. After just a few short hours of sleep, the boys were up and ready to go. There are things to do and see at the Bingham compound unlike anywhere else, like kid-sized Jeeps, swings hanging from steel beams, motorcycle parts lying around, and very large and scary looking […]

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Road Trip.

Today was the first leg in our trip out of the mountains, across the plains, and to Grandmother’s house… And, wouldn’t you know it, I made a wrong turn and was headed toward Albuquerque. Seriously. This is a path that I’ve driven more than any other path since we moved here 11 years ago, and […]

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