Let's meet up for a walk! I was inspired this week by an Epoch Times story about dad and baseball fanatic Ethan Bryan, who spent a year playing catch with all sorts of people, no matter the weather. They found fun and community. This morning on a walk in my neighborhood I thought about how … Continue reading Wanna Walk?
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When my homeschooling friend Caridad Legere agreed to walk with me, I was excited. She's always hiking with her family in some amazing, scenic location. When she suggested her 7-mile walk along Linear Park to the Glendale stadium and back, I was petrified. 😂 It dawned on me just how many hours that distance might … Continue reading Walk Day #12, Caridad
Rachel Ryan has been an enthusiastic fan of our family and a fun friend since Matt's days at Starwood Hotels. She was McKenna's first dog sitting client, and would often bring a friend to come celebrate our kids in their musical theater shows with Christian Youth Theater and MoezArt. I always enjoyed her company at … Continue reading Walk Day #11, Rachel
Wednesday morning after music lessons I met up with my friend Brenda Way for a walk near her place. I don't know what I was thinking, agreeing to go on a "walk" with a career military woman who's very fit. She kicked my butt, going fast on a long 3.8-mile loop around the neighborhood and … Continue reading Walk Day #10, Brenda
My daily walkie-talkie streak nearly came to a halt Tuesday when my first cancellation happened in the morning. (Yes, I'm behind on my posts.) Thankfully, my fabulous neighbor and homeschooling friend Tonya Risser saved the day! We ended up going out after 8:30 pm, and wow, was the 65-degree temperature divine! We walked for two … Continue reading Walk Day #9, Tonya
I want to be like Pauline Gross when I grow up. (My Mom always said things like that. It makes me smile.) Pauline makes everyone feel welcome at Discovery Pointe Church. She puts together the church directory, coordinates the greeter team, hosts a fun small group with her husband Eriks, serves on missions trips, and … Continue reading Walk Day #8, Pauline
My sweet friend Stephanie is a unicorn. She's one of the rare people you can still find these days NOT taking part in social media. I remember when those two paths diverged about 10 years ago, don't you? Well, her family took the one less traveled by. You can tell the difference. Stephanie has always … Continue reading Walk Day #7, Stephanie
Yesterday we celebrated my youngest child's baptism. In our Christian church, it's a beautiful, symbolic way to proclaim your faith in the love, truth and hope of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Renzo, age 9 1/2, was so excited to finally be "bappatized." He's been hounding me about it for at least a year … Continue reading A Day to Celebrate!
Three years ago I challenged myself during NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) to write not a 50,000-word novel, but a poem each day. By the end of November I had written or found in my piles of old writings enough material for three or four children's books. (I ended up starting with a poetry collection. … Continue reading Walk Day #6, Betsy
Jackie LaTour and I reconnected on the phone earlier this week about homeschool stuff and agreed to meet up this morning for a walk. We know each other originally from Discovery Pointe Church, and later she also started homeschooling. (Her family brought their desert tortoises to our homeschool co-op a couple years ago.) I just … Continue reading Walk Day #5, Jackie
The very first person to respond yes to my post this week asking people to join me on walks was Stephanie Allen-Rosen. This morning we met at her house and then did a nice long 2-mile loop around her neighborhood. The weather was gorgeous--about 60 degrees and sunny with beautiful light clouds in the sky. … Continue reading Walk Day #4, Stephanie