~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ turrets and portcullises

minecraft fortress building was a frequent occupation these past two months. quinn has also been inspired to build games in scratch, making use of a book fair purchase to familiarize with how to use code within the scratch framework to generate a game.

birthday books; on the right, . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ turrets and portcullises

39 ~ letters in the sand

i had wanted to say more during women’s history month, but here we are slingshot into the month of april, and 2 of my 3 big events of the year have come and gone. quinn is 10! i am 39! and our wedding is a few short months away, for which we are giddy with . . . → Read More: 39 ~ letters in the sand

~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ peaceful protests and a lot of alliteration

it’s been a good couple of months to be review listening to harry potter audio books, with so many themes having heightened relevance to our current events. it was quinn’s idea to listen to them again, when we finished with the heroes of olympus. while we were waiting for the order of the . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ peaceful protests and a lot of alliteration

~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ becoming a dragon

10-23 to 12-23

quinn and i collaborated once again to create a fun halloween costume: bulbasaur the pokemon.

we took quinn’s fourth grader free state park pass on the road and hung out at the yaquina head lighthouse one afternoon to watch . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ becoming a dragon

be the rainbow

2017 is a going to be a big year for us, no two ways about it. i don’t feel the same usual timid anticipation of the unknown to come, because there are already some big plans laid out for this year. standing here on the threshold, it’s more like a certainty cutting through the fog . . . → Read More: be the rainbow

advent affirmations

for the two weeks that quinn was gone leading up to yesterday (and the start of our two weeks together! yay!) i sent him some advent notes to open each day… and i’m going to store them here for him to be able to look back on someday.

December 10: One thing I love about . . . → Read More: advent affirmations

~rainbow mondays~ frosty the rainbow

rainbow markers. this is a marker holder i made for quinn years ago… and had out as a christmas present prototype!

the christmas presents all seem to follow the rainbow theme, actually…

subtle rainbow from winter crops…

vibrant thrift store rainbow i only took home in photo format

red: robins . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ frosty the rainbow

~thankful thursday~ sailor hair don’t care

11-25-16 day 25

i am thankful for an unexpected extra 24 hours with my boy today, which was made all the more wonderful by his getting to spend time with rich’s daughter. we are missing some family members this thanksgiving, but having a couple of “our kids” together made it very special. i . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ sailor hair don’t care

~two and a half months in the life of a lifelong learner~ dragonflies to dragons

clearly, this is long overdue!

i’m writing this during the cold november rain, so it warms my heart a little to look back over summer sunshine and fun! and of course, learning.

i’m mostly relying on photographic evidence to remind me of . . . → Read More: ~two and a half months in the life of a lifelong learner~ dragonflies to dragons

~thankful thursday~ oh, brother

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