Category Archives: Family

Going Crazy

We started a Christmas family tradition when the kids were bitty babies.  One day between Thanksgiving and Christmas we would tuck them snugly in bed and sneak out to the kitchen to pop popcorn and make hot chocolate.  With anticipation … Continue reading

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Inside the Walls

Falling, falling, falling, Spiraling, swirling, sinking Despair. Darkness. Down, down, down, Surrounding shadows screeching Panic. Powerless. Empty. Small. Alone.   Accepted. Beautiful. Confident. Courageous. Safe. Secure. Dreams born. Promises kept.   Cool breezes on sunny days Crashing of the ocean waves Crunching fall leaves underfoot Crystalline … Continue reading

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Things That Give Me Joy and Meaning

“If we want to live a wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating sleep and play, about letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth.  -Brene Brown Things that give me joy and meaning … Continue reading

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Favorite Travel Items

When I’m traveling I want to spend as much time doing and seeing what I came to do and see.  I don’t want to spend hours at night hunting for items, packing and repacking. I’d rather spend that extra hour … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Support Staff

Originally posted on Skyview Summer Splash:
Support staff are invisible most of the day, but we play a major part in making camp a positive experience. Our job? Eliminate all distractions: feed hungry campers, brush muddy horses, mow tall grass, clean the restrooms, run…

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Packing Light

Our family took a vacation West two years ago.  We each had a huge suitcase and two maximum sized carry-ons.  I had diligently taken measurements to ensure our bags were as big as possibly allowed!  We flew to Las Vegas … Continue reading

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14 Day Trip to Europe

My in-laws live in Germany – for the last 39 years as missionaries to our American military who are stationed there.  They left Lancaster, PA and moved to Ulm, Germany when my husband was four years old. That’s my husband, … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: Tell us the story of your most-prized possession. Today’s twist: We extolled the virtues of brevity back on day five, but now, let’s jump to the other side of the spectrum and turn to long-form writing. This is the final … Continue reading

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How are you?

Day Nineteen: Don’t Stop the Rockin’ Today is a free writing day. Write at least four-hundred words, and once you start typing, don’t stop. No self-editing, no trash-talking, and no second guessing: just go. Bonus points if you tackle an … Continue reading

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What do I fear?

Day Seventeen: Your Personality on the Page Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.  Today’s Twist: Write this post in a style distinct from your own.   … Continue reading

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