Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 20

Modernizing the Hall Closet

Contact Paper

Our house had been captured by a gigantic pause button, and was stuck somewhere between the late seventies to early eighties.  So, over the last couple of years Karen and I have been trying to get it to catch back up with the present.  One of the places that needed some help and ended up …

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Apr 19

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge – New Mexico

Bosque del Apache

While driving from Albuquerque to Tucson Arizona I decided, on a whim, to stop by Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.  I had checked the weather the night before, and I saw that there was going to be strong winds the next day and knowing that I was going to be driving through a pretty …

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Apr 18

Finding out we’re pregnant!

pregnant 4

My diary entry from September 30th, 2011 I can’t even believe this is happening!  Last night as I was getting into bed I was thinking, you know…I’m a teensy bit ‘late’ this month.  I think I’ll set out that pregnancy test I have in the medicine cabinet and I’ll just take that test tomorrow morning.  …

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Apr 17

Flora Photography Number 21 – Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoia

A few years ago Karen and I, along with her parents, got to spend some time together in the beautiful state that is California.  Unfortunately, we went on this vacation about a year before we were even thinking about starting Plain Adventure.  If I would have had an inkling that I was going to be …

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Apr 16

Monday Musing: Is it just me or do we need some help


Is it just me or do we need some help out there? The other day in school I saw a student walking down the hall going to class when they slipped and fell after stepping on one of their untied shoelaces.  So, what do you think happened next?  If you guessed that I was the …

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Apr 15

Bumpdate: 31 weeks

31 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 31 weeks, scary but exciting at the same time Total Weight Gain/Loss: Woo Hoo! I maintained the same weight this week, up twenty pounds.  I’m still trying to eat more protein, I think that’s helping with the weight maintenance. Maternity Clothes: Well, I went shopping for a cute dress for my shower …

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Apr 14

What makes our marriage work – appreciate your spouse

love letter

One of the best ways to keep the love going strong in your marriage is to truly appreciate your spouse.  I can honestly say that Kenny makes it really easy to appreciate him.  I have never seen a truer example of a servants heart than since I’ve become pregnant.  Kenny has always gone out of …

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Apr 13

Travel Tip – Avoid Rush Hour

Rush Hour traffic

This tip is pretty straight forward, but at times I find myself not following it because I did not plan far enough ahead.  I mean it is pretty easy for us to leave our home when it is not rush hour and for us that means either leaving before 7:30 in the morning or after …

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Apr 12

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet  “Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing.  It meant believing that you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically. Philip’s holy duty was to do all he could to prevent the cathedral from falling into the hands of …

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Apr 11

Flora Photography Number 22- Black Eyed Susan

Blackeyed Susan

This photograph is just another reminder for me to always have a camera on hand because I never know where inspiration will come from.  Karen and I like to take walks and one of our favorite spots to go to is a lake that is near our house.  Before Karen was placed on semi-bed rest …

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