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Katherine Turns 12

Katherine likes ceremony, and she thought a picnic on her birthday would make the most of our lovely spring weather.  The redbuds in Kentucky are filling every background with pink and purple, and everything has turned green underfoot. Rain made … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Erin

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Katherine

She threw open the screen door, handed me the egg basket, and announced, “Two eggs.  And spiders are floating away off the top of the coop, like in Charlotte’s Web.” Erin

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Henry Dueck Penner March 01, 1946 – January 20, 2021

Just a few weeks after Sydney returned from Nova Scotia, his father, Henry, passed away.  Given the current travel restrictions, we weren’t able to attend the funeral in person, but we were able to watch the service online.  In the … Continue reading

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Ice Storms to Spring Flowers

Kentucky has been throwing us for a bit of a loop, weather-wise.  Our area endured ice storms in February and we waited a rather anxious week, listening to the tinkling of trees, hoping that the ice would melt before wind … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

December has been an odd month for our household.  With the end of the fall semester, we knew to expect a change in rhythms.  And that’s been true: the incessant flurry of emailing and grading has suddenly halted (thankfully!), we’ve … Continue reading

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What then?

As you can tell from the lack of fall posts, things got busy in our house.  Since Sydney and I were grading and responding to student queries, the last thing I wanted to do was to spend one more minute … Continue reading

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Where are our children, you ask?

Katherine and Nathaniel are home 24/7.  Like many kids around the country, they’re having to figure out how to occupy themselves–and, thankfully, help out around the house–while their parents get back to work.  Sydney and I can largely confine our … Continue reading

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End of Summer

Although it will stay hot in Kentucky for quite a while, we are firmly in “fall” mode.  Sydney and I just survived our first week back at school, and it has thrown us a number of curve balls: how to … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue

Our lavender produced beautifully this year, so the kids and I set aside a number of hours this week to cut and sort the blooms for drying.  Katherine couldn’t bring herself to leave me to it, though I could tell … Continue reading

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