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Destination Imagination – State

Destination Imagination – State


Posted on Apr 13, 2006

I spent this past weekend in Corvallis, Oregon for the Destination Imagination State competition.  My niece’s team had earned a place at state when they competed in regionals back in March.  My husband I and were appraisers again at the state level.  My niece’s team did a great job once again and came in second place in their challenges age group.  Her team earned a place at the Global competition in...

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung


Posted on Apr 4, 2006

This weekend the sun was out and it actually felt like spring.  It’s been a very rainy year in Portland which is great, but it’s nice to see the sun every few months.  I checked out what was happening in my yard. I have a ton of these flowers in my yard.  Does anyone know the name of this flower? This is the beginnings of a Peony.  I’m starting to think Peonies are my favorite flower.  My...

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Blog Anniversary

Blog Anniversary


Posted on Apr 1, 2006

Today is my 1 year blog anniversary.  It’s been a great year.  I went back and re-read the first couple months of my blog.  It was so much fun.  There were things that I had forgotten about and it was great to revisit.  This truly is a visual scrapbook for me, which is great because I was never good at keeping an actual scrapbook.   I hope to continue on for years and years!  This is a...

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Wisdom in a Cookie

Wisdom in a Cookie


Posted on Mar 23, 2006

My husband and I got take out at our neighborhood Chinese restaurant this weekend.  At the end of the meal, I ended up with two fortunes.  They both were not only good, but really spoke to me.  It makes me want to rise to the occasion and make these fortunes come true.  Not only was my belly full of good food, but my mind was satisfied too.  Now the question is what is my personal...

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Cork Wall

Cork Wall


Posted on Mar 16, 2006

When I was 7 years old, my parents built a house.  It was a great house.  My bedroom and my sister’s were the coolest.  My mom took into consideration all the things that little girls need.  We had a nook for a desk.  Our closet had a couple of shelves on the bottom that held plastic containers for all sorts of odds and end.  But the best thing was the cork wall.  We had one full wall that my...

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Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination


Posted on Mar 7, 2006

My 12 year old niece had her Destination Imagination tournament this past Saturday.  It’s her third year of participating in DI.  Every team who participates in DI is required to provide at least one person to volunteer as an appraiser.  My husband and I have been nominated as their volunteers.  This is my third year appraising and it’s the second year for my husband. What is DI?  "Destination...

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