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#1 of 33 Old 06-09-2011, 11:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Summer's on its way. Had to start a new thread. :)

 

Took baby to a toddler time for the first time today. She seemed to have a good time.

 

Heard about a writer's camp for ages 10-14. Looking for more young writers!

classes will be held in the Winterberry school. details and application can be found here.

 

http://www.49writingcenter.org/Instruction/summer-youth.php

 

Hoping to round up some more young Alaskan writers. This is the first year 'trial" and need to get the word out!

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Hello summer!!  joy.gif

 

Colony Days in Palmer starting tomorrow, friday. There is a parade saturday at 11am. Farmers market, lots of kids stuff, free petting zoo. 

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Wow, 9 days in to June and we are just getting a new thread started!
Remember the days when we were super chatty and the thread was 10+ pages long? Now we hardly make it to 3 before the month is over.

 

I have been wanting to do something, a work from home business and suddenly got very inspired the other day to make Homemade Specialty Dog Treats!! I'm super psyched about this and have had a lot of interest in just the past 48 hours! People will spend a TON of money on their pets!! 

 

We even have our own facebook page.

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Great idea!!  Wishing you good luck.  :-)

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Wow, 9 days in to June and we are just getting a new thread started!
Remember the days when we were super chatty and the thread was 10+ pages long? Now we hardly make it to 3 before the month is over.

 

I have been wanting to do something, a work from home business and suddenly got very inspired the other day to make Homemade Specialty Dog Treats!! I'm super psyched about this and have had a lot of interest in just the past 48 hours! People will spend a TON of money on their pets!! 

 

We even have our own facebook page.

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Had an AWESOME Birth Network meeting today!

 

Next month we are planning to have a Holistic Health Coach come speak. Hope to see you all there.

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I'm in Bethel, AK.  Homeschooling my kids.  Summers are crazy- very little sunshine in the winter makes for staying outside, fishing, and playing all day long.  I am also pregnant with our fifth baby and am feeling sick and tired most days- so I am being a little more lazy than usual.  I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of schooling two and having three others to tend to. 

I hope you all enjoy the summer. 


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ugh, 2 full days of Rain here in Anchorage. Where did my sun go? It's been about a week now since we had a sunny day. I hope this is not a repeat of last year. :(

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Not sad about the rain at all here in the valley. We need it!
No rain up past Sutton yet either.

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love, penelope!

 


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love, penelope!

 


O M G!    that's awesome!!! 

 

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Thanks, Tammy.  I'm heading in to town w/ the kids again today, and I'm going to buy 4 or so more tests...He's not convinced by just one (lol, he took some convincing with Magnus and Iris, too!).  I'm SO excited. :)

 

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Congrats!!!  Be sure to get the one with the actual words.  Maybe seeing it say the word 'pregnant' will convince him!  LOL
 

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Thanks, Tammy.  I'm heading in to town w/ the kids again today, and I'm going to buy 4 or so more tests...He's not convinced by just one (lol, he took some convincing with Magnus and Iris, too!).  I'm SO excited. :)

 

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Oh, hell.  I give up!  I don't know if my cycle started or I'm spotting from messing around last night or what. :(  

 

Sadface. :(

 

I should learn to not say anything for at least three weeks, but I never learn. :p

 

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Let's hope it just implantation bleeding or something.

Fingers crossed.

 

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What are those in your picture? Cranberries?

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That's a huge cakepan filled with raspberries...none of which made it anywhere else but into granola bowls or straight into little tummies.  I had intended to make jam.  :) 

 

 


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oh P

hug2.gif either way. Keep us posted.


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We have rasberry plants around 2 sides of the yard -- I rarely get any into the house. LOL  Once in a while I'll go pick some before kids get up or after they are in bed.... 

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Just jumping in to say hi. Pdiannet - I actually know who you are, crazy... mostly from going to visit your neighbor next door, but still, hello from an ex-bethelite :) I miss the summers there. Congrats on your pregnancy!


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Well, that was definitely my period starting.

 

To top it all off, the DH has been an ass about the whole thing.  :(  Grrrrrrrr.

 

Tears, and anger, and knowing that he's happy it's not sticking...GAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!


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Just jumping in to say hi. Pdiannet - I actually know who you are, crazy... mostly from going to visit your neighbor next door, but still, hello from an ex-bethelite :) I miss the summers there. Congrats on your pregnancy!



Good to hear from you, Christine.  I hope you are enjoying Anchorage.  We've had some great weather the last few days, yet swarming with mosquitoes.  You know how it goes, outside all summer, inside all winter.  We are enjoying no winter gear while we can.  Have a great summer.

 


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I'm so sorry mama.  (((HUGS)))  :-(

 

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Well, that was definitely my period starting.

 

To top it all off, the DH has been an ass about the whole thing.  :(  Grrrrrrrr.

 

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Yeah, summers in Bethel are so much fun. We miss our boat but have been hiking several times a week as a family so that almost makes up for it. Just fun in a different way. :)


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Oh P, I'm so sorry. Dang on Hubby!! What's his problem? :(

 

 

 

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I'm sorry

 

Randomly.  I'm not sure if you guys saw this. http://www.facebook.com/kellymomdotcom/posts/224270277592107 LactMed app.  Read the thread so you make sure you get the free app to let you know if it's safe during BF.


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Tammy, how's your remodel going?


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Tammy, how's your remodel going?



Things have really slowed down. DH had to take a new job but it came with a pay cut. At least we have a job I always say! So, nothing new has been added since last weekend. But we do have some supplies stored up and we have little projects to accomplish still. Paint, drywall, etc.... It will keep us busy.

The kitchen is very much usable and all this down time is actually helping to help us figure out the perfect locations for stuff. Like this weekend we spent a good 3 days moving the garbage can around to find the best spot. :)


On the outside, though, I'm happy to report or deck is back in one piece!!  Our ground sank over 6 inches this winter and took the deck with it!! We were able to salvage most of the original deck and only needed to buy 3  2x6's! Hooray!

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We had a fun day out with the kids today!  Went to the Alaska Animal Conservation Center, Portage lake, and Whittier.   What fun stuff have you all been doing?

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