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a day on the river

Saturday we all loaded up in the car and drove up the canyon for a little fishing. I'm not into fishing (although I love me some fish!), but for Jeremiah, fly fishing is his thing.  We brought a quilt for me to hang out on and Matthew's fly rod too, and the boys were just ecstatic to have a lesson from daddy!  Watching them follow Jeremiah and try to imitate him in every way really is the sweetest thing to me.  I always tell Jeremiah that they are little men in training.  I can be off doing whatever thing, but they are both glued to whatever dad is doing.  

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a tribute to dad

Sunday was a beautiful Father's Day at our house. Jeremiah arose early to attend an early morning church meeting, so the boys and I used that bonus time to get cards ready for him when he returned home. They giggled with delight as they put their best artistic skills to work to show their dad just how very much they love and appreciate him. (sidenote: I've got to go snap a photo of said cards!)

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park city

We had a wonderful Memorial day! We are still very much in the moving-in-and-fixing-up process, and everyday I feel like there's so much I need to get done around here in order for us to be settled, so I planned to clean and work the day away. But my husband said no, we need to go do something fun! So we did. As I was out I got thinking about how I have such a tendency to work and work and work and am sometimes too practical with the to-dos that I miss out on fun! And on memory-making. Certainly balance in all things is important. But I had no idea how much I needed a break from house to-dos in general!

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mothering is a joy

We are getting ready to head out of town, but I wanted to briefly share about the United Nations CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) conference, documents are being produced that refer to children as “burdens;” with the expressed desire to have the efforts (unpaid care and domestic work) usually performed by mothers “reduced and redistributed” to “national care systems” (the government). Please see the link here. This cannot be! I wish I were able to hug mothers everywhere who struggle, because the truth is, it's hard work! But I cannot think of a greater work that I could be doing. It makes me cringe to hear children referred to as "burdens," and I want to stand up and shout in support of home and family!

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