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Annette Heidmann
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Movin' on out

And so it came to pass on the appointed day in February, in the Year Of Our Lord 2017, that the eldest of my children, she who sprang first from my womb, who is called Laurent (and sundry other nicknames too many and varied to recount in this space) did…

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My month of no posts has been purely pragmatic. So much has happened I have not had time to breathe, let alone process and blog it. I do want to record for the record that this past month An uninsured driver ploughed into our minivan and totaled it, then…

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[flagallery gid=716] A lot of years we have done a photo walk with the family on or the day after New Year’s Day. This year the holiday fell on Sunday, which doesn’t suit as well, so we went with Monday for our family fun day, and headed down to Sun Lakes…

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Another New Year’s Day brings with it another birthday for my firstborn. This is the twenty-second birthday we are celebrating together, and I know almost certainly that it will be the last we celebrate while living under the same roof. Contrary to my…

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After a weekend of celebration and crazy schedules and too much sugar, there’s nothing like getting out into nature a little to settle the minds and hearts of our kiddos. And well, it’s good for all of us, at any age. Since we have tiny ones who need to…

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Our traditional Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations were enlivened by our eleven elves, awakened early Saturday morning to open their stockings (and eat their favorite treat – Ramen noodles – for breakfast). I admit to taking fewer pictures than…

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One of the perks of having children in traditional schools is that you get to attend their Christmas pageants, and even invite the grandparents! It’s especially fun for Efrain this year since Megan is one of the helpers in his class. During his last week…

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Trying to tamp down the guilt that rose like a cloud of evil dust, I mentally ran through my week, comparing it to the week that my brothers and sisters have endured in Aleppo. I shouldn’t have bought any presents, I thought. How could I even dare? How…

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