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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?


Posted on May 25, 2005

I am named after the Marty Robbin’s song Jolie Girl.  I grew up listening and loving the song.  I told everyone I knew that is how I got my name.  Then a couple of years ago, I was talking to my mom and mentioned how cool I thought it was to be named for the song.  My mom blew me away by saying that wasn’t how I was named.  It was an earth shattering moment for me.  I had embraced the idea...

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Barn Owls

Barn Owls


Posted on May 21, 2005

I have been watching these barn owls while I’m at work.  There are 4 babies and they live in California.  I love technology!  I sit in front of a computer all day long, so it helps to pass the time by having the barn owls up in a corner of my computer screen.  You can view them here and the screen refreshes every 30 seconds.  I’m getting rather attached to them.  I think it would be really fun...

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Wedding in Kansas

Wedding in Kansas


Posted on May 10, 2005

I  just came home from my trip to Kansas.  I had such a great time.  I loved seeing family and catching up.  I even learned some pretty crazy family lore…which I won’t be getting into.  The main point of the trip was to see my cousin get married on May 1st.  The wedding was held in an amazing chapel on a 900 acre garden.  The day was beautiful and the bride was gorgeous.  Yes, I did...

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Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl


Posted on May 9, 2005

So today is my birthday.  It will be my last prime number for awhile.  I made this cake for my birthday last year.  I turned the big 3-0 and had a great party.  My sister threw me the party since I hosted her 30th.  Part of the present was not having to clean up the next day.  I did make bracelets as party favors.  I don’t think I have a picture of one.  This year will be much...

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Flying to Kansas

Flying to Kansas


Posted on Apr 28, 2005

My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. Well, almost. I still need to double check everything. My husband can be a bit obsessive at times, so tonight will be filled with checking and re-checking to make sure we have everything and that the house won’t burn down. We will be getting up tomorrow morning at 2:30am to allow extra time to check things a third time. At least we will be able to sleep on the plane. I’m going...

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Barry Mandarin

Barry Mandarin


Posted on Apr 22, 2005

My lovely sister bought me an indoor (I do live in Portland) mandarin orange tree for my birthday about 3 years ago.  I named him Barry and I love him dearly.  He spent his first two years of life looking pretty much like a stick with a few leafs on it.  Finally he bloomed.  The smell was amazing.  The blooms turned into little mandarins.  I was able to harvest two mandarins off Barry!  They were the...

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