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#SOL17 Challenge – Day 28 – Don’t You Hate It When……

Don't you hate it when people talk in a movie theatre? Don't you hate it when your have to scrap frost off your car because your daughter left it outside? Don't you hate it when you loss the page in... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 26 – Smile

As I've been reading my student blogs (there are SO MANY of them), I've been coming back to Breanna's work and this one in particular. She writes about how we see the reasons to cry all around us, yet, we... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 22 – Teenagers

  *sigh* *eyeroll* *soundsofdoorslamming* It's Spring Break here in Iowa, and I would dare to ask our 16 year old to help around the house. "It's Spring Break!" Yes, dear, it is. While I've not been near as productive as... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 21 – Passion

“When you are passionate, you always have your destination in sight and you are not distracted by obstacles”. - Mike Krzyzewski, Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords to Success Passion can be tricky sometimes. For some, it drives them to do better... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 15 – A Random Collection

It's late. My basketball picks aren't done. My computer is at 11%. My green tea with honey was yummy. We have 10 eggs in the incubator. I'm hoping to hatch 5. Our baby calf's name is now Annabelle! 🙂 I... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 13 – Brave

Today's word: brave. This weekend was a whirlwind of activity, topped off with a snow day. Blah. But, that's not the point of today's blog. Saturday, we drove to Forest City, Iowa, a two hour drive to watch our youngest... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 11 – Tired

It's been two days of going to bed after midnight, then up at the crack of dawn. Two days ago, we stayed up late making a cheesecake for our Brown Swiss Association "fun auction". It was a turtle cheesecake, and... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 10 – Our new baby

Ha ha! Made you look! 🙂 First, congratulations for all those who've made it 10 days! Nice job of keeping on yourself writing for the first week and a half! Now comes *insert dramatic music* another weekend! A bunch of... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 9 – Try Hard

  Hello and welcome to Day Nine of our Challenge! Hope this finds you well, full of awesome ideas on how to make the world a better place, on how to help kids find their full potential, or at least... Continue Reading →

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