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Dance Letter

~Author Ian Paulson

(This letter is what Ian wrote when they were told about their dance class they were having and the recital I wrote about earlier)

Dear Ms. Cam
                Before I danced and when I heard about it I was feeling very nervous that I had to dance with a girl. I thought "yikes" and "man this is not going to look good for me." I was also very nervous the first day. I also thought oh-no oh-no.

     Now my thoughts after the first week is I have so much fun. On the first day I got rally excited to come back. My feelings changed to I like dancing with a girl now. I also got rid of my nerves.

What I hope to get our of this dance experience is to be a better dancer. I like the fox trot a lot. Your a great dance teacher.

Sincerely, Ian

Summit and Butts

A meeting of the minds It's either a bare butt kind of day or bear butt...either way my nephews and I laughed hysterically at my joke.  Ok well it could have just been me.

Barn Quilt

I know it's been awhile but we are winding down our Spring Break here in our neck of the woods.  We have been lucky by the weather we were blessed ALMOST makes up for having it be so late and not getting to hang with my bestie!  Almost! While out and about on break I had been meaning to take this picture for a few people I know.  They saw a lot of barn quilts back in the Mid-west and then a girlfriend of mine made one for her parents barn.  During all this, like last fall and winter, I was on my way to a friends house and I stumbled across this!  I was caught off guard but excited!

So I slowly did a drive by and took my picture hoping no one would see me or think oddly of me.  It's a very cool looking thing to see I think!

Loopy De Loops

I have been pondering what to blog about the last few day and I'm still not really sure.  I know that I have many things going on right now that I can't talk about right now. Other things I can talk about but I'm not sure really where to begin or how to fully tell the back story to it all.

So this post might seem sporadic but it encompasses a few months time, so  here it goes:

1) If you are going to ask my opinion and then I tell you that you don't really want my opinion...don't get pissy at me if you don't like what I have to say in the end. Just trust me when I tell you, you don't really want my opinion.  Just a rule of thumb.  In the end my opinion doesn't really matter because I am not paying for said event...and then have a few people, some  who don't even matter to the event, go behind my back and talk about me?  Are we in highschool? Not only do they talk behind my back but they do it so my husband can hear? That boggles my mind. Be adult en…

Field of Color

Love this! All the colors of the rainbow and then some!
                                             God loves his color palette that's for sure!

Tip Toe

This weekend we went to the Tulip fields on a spur of the moment...ok there was some mild planning but not much. However the weather was slightly permitting for us to do this.  We dodged some serious sheets of rain and managed to fall in the mud a few times.  Well I didn't but some kids did. We laughed up until we had to take them home...sorta wasn't that funny then.  Oh well!! It wasn't too bad really and I'm glad we went, really glad. I needed to see my friend and see some color and beauty.  My soul needed it. Dru wanted me to take his picture by these flowers. I think they were his favorites and they were orange!  I'm missing one because he didn't want his picture taken...again.  Outside of that, aren't these some handsome boys?
 I asked for this picture behind the purple tulips...purple is my favorite color.
 I let Lee pick where the next picture would be, he picked the pink ones.  He's been into the color pink lately. I haven't figured out tha…


Just a favorite I took recently.  Taking pictures sometimes is right up there with gardening. I find peace and it takes my mind off things.


People it's bad! I am getting the gardening bug B-A-D! My hands are literally itching right now thinking of planting and getting my hands in the soil! I have a need to see some Tulip fields and I might just make that happen with a girlfriend and some boys. I will be buying tulip bulbs tomorrow somewhere along the line and they will be planted to enjoy next year. So help me if the dogs or kids ruin them I will be ruined...mentally I think it will break me.  I'm really serious and I hope that my other half realizes that. No subtle hints here! The Cherry Blossoms just breath summer to me, even though they aren't around during the summer.  I think I am my grandmother's granddaughter...the dirt and flowers really do speak to me and my soul and give me peace for awhile.  So much turmoil going on in my life that it's out of control and I'm feeling overwhelmed.  I need these things, to stop and smell and look. To really look at the beauty all around... the small deta…



For no other reason other than I love this photo. My nephew and Lee on the boat last summer salmon fishing.  They had such a rough first time, the weather was horrid! Poor kids! Frank took this picture with his camera and I think he captured it quite well.  He also took one like this of my niece and Ian when they went on the boat 4 years ago. Priceless

Cousins are where it's at right? I'm so glad I have a few cousins that this was my life with them.  I miss them dearly and I miss those bits of my childhood with them.  But man did we fight like cats and dogs though! We have spent years apart and missed a lot of growing up years...I wish they lived closer or I to them.

I'm glad my boys have what they have and can see their cousins a lot because life happens and you just don't know what's going to come your way!


It's that time of year again for the Paulson household!  Baseball fever has begun...OK well it might not be fever but it could be close?  Either way, we are getting out of the house and doing stuff...maybe we may be cold right down to the bone, but doggone it 2 of my boys are getting tired out by practice and games! Thank the Lord! This year Lee and Dru are in baseball, while Eli and Ian are waiting for swimming (or dancing) lessons.  Even though we only put 2 kids in baseball it cost a small fortune, as will putting 2 kids in swim lessons.  So those two wait until the season is done and money can be used. Some adoring fans of Lee...(Eli really looks like Dru here...WOW!)  Ian
 Lee was going to start pitching, but due to an accident at his first game (he got hit in the back right on the spine with an errant baseball...the kid was lobbing baseballs all over the place...that particular one made contact with Lee...we've since been to the chiropractor and had an adjustment with a…

Dance Recital

So today was a really big day at our house!  Outside of this year being a really big year, 5th grade and all here.  You go to Jr. High which is 5th, 6th, &7th grade...which means Ian will be in Jr. High next year! I can hear what you are saying and I'm in total did it happen...I have no idea! Today was his dance recital and I just loved the whole event, it was really a great time and I loved seeing the joy in Ian's face. His school has the opportunity to participate in a dancing  program called ,Dancing Classrooms, the last 3 years, where the instructor comes and teaches them and I love their motto:is to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance .This is also from their site: Dancing Classrooms is not about teaching ballroom dancing.  Dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate an…