~rainbow mondays~ birthday butterflies and broken boards

red: maple waiting on the sidelines to get transplanted.

red: handsome fiance, pressing apple cider like a boss.

orange: we’ll take the little bit of fall color that we get here on the oregon coast.

yellow: vine maples down by the bayou.

green: some more lovely fall specimens

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~rainbow mondays~ pink trees and pancakes

it’s a birthday week rainbow!

black: quinn outgrew rich’s son’s karate uniform, and now b pancake fits in it… almost! bringing her to karate was probably the highlight of quinn’s time with the pancakes…

pink: approaching cautiously, we are able to observe the elusive birthday man species in his natural setting (pink-flowered . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ pink trees and pancakes

a month in the life of a lifelong learner ~ green eggs and herring eggs

2-23 to 3-23

herring embryos under microscope; it’s bring your child to work day more often than once a year in my world.

the new hatchlings under my care; tiny eyeballs with tails!

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38 is great!

my 38th birthday started off a little bit earlier than i might have preferred, but it was for a good reason. i needed to feed my 32 tanks full of larval herring their breakfast, which is a 2-hour process each morning, and i am the sunday fish feeder… and instead of doing that work from . . . → Read More: 38 is great!

nine is divine!

it’s a magical number. 3 is the magic number, and 9 is the magic number squared! there is so much to love about the number nine and we’ll just try to remain in denial about nine being halfway to eighteen. (gasp!)

nine voyages . . . → Read More: nine is divine!

~rainbow mondays~ pizza and cupcakes

pink: sunrise backdrop behind plum blossoms

red: cupcake number one

red: pizza toppings

orange: apple cider era party napkins (see also: thanksgiving), lego birthday candles, and buddy’s shirt complementing nicely with quinn’s choice of turquoise shirt for the day. sister camp boss will also recognize the plastic blue plates from her . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ pizza and cupcakes

a year in the life of a lifelong learner

i have been delinquent on posting ~a month of unschool~ for so many months now, that it is time for an update on a whole year! i gave up on the idea of back-dating the posts and decided to do one giant long post of the whole year in the life of one . . . → Read More: a year in the life of a lifelong learner

~rainbow mondays~ outer space, inner space

hello, tuesday! it’s time for another rainbow monday! you’ll have that when you are working 2.5 jobs, trying to buy a house, and let’s throw in jury duty just for fun! whee!


i don’t know, something about driving by a full rainbow right over the ocean at lost creek this week inspired . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ outer space, inner space

8 is great!

more of our magical weekend of celebrating quinn’s 8th birthday…

we invited our chosen family and also actual family (the pancakes!) to a dragon party. we were blessed with gorgeous weather (the breeze was a little chilly, but the sun was magnificent!) so i was up at 6 am popping up the canopy and setting . . . → Read More: 8 is great!

~rainbow mondays~ dragons r us

it’s rainbow tuesday again! we had a magical week celebrating a certain boy turning 8 years old, and an even more magical weekend! more pictures to come, this is just a taste of the rainbow.

red, and friends: after five or more years in storage to become a quilt, i decided to abandon the . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ dragons r us