Monthly Archives: May 2013

Happy Mother’s Day

“Her full nature like the river . . . spent itself in channels which had no great name on earth. But, the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world … Continue reading

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Claire Update

Some of you are asking how Claire is doing. She’ll be broken for a couple of months. No walking until July. Right now she’s pretty miserable. She hasn’t pooped in 10 days. The feet hurt. The pain meds make her … Continue reading

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The End of a Sports Era

There is one part of the Mom Job I really hate to see end: Kid Sports. Yesterday and today John and I spent 2 beautifully sunny days at the 4A Regional Tennis Tournament, where Aaron and his doubles partner, James … Continue reading

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John Smuin and Jane Pursey Honey

These are my 2nd Great Grandparents.  They were born in Radley, Berkshire, England in 1820 and 1822.  I think they are adorable.  They came to America in 1870 and settled in Ogden, Utah, where he became a prosperous merchant.  He … Continue reading

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Eye Expedition to Mali

Here’s from the Provo and Salt Lake papers this week.  Looks like we got a little news coverage from the Daily Herald online issue, May 2–http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-doctors-help-to-bring-eyesight-to-mali/article_ef6bf26e-b356-11e2-95eb-001a4bcf887a.html And from the Deseret News today, May 3–online and in print: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579360/Local-eye-care-group-teams-with-nonprofit-to-help-African-villagers.html This eye … Continue reading

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Come meet my friends in Mali, West Africa

Tonight in Salt Lake is our annual fund raising dinner auction for our friends in Ouelessebougou. We work on this auction all year, preparing for a huge festive event hundreds will attend. John and I have spent the morning helping … Continue reading

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Claire’s Feet

Claire was born with crooked toes. The problem: Bunions. We noticed them when she was a dancing little girl in a tutu. By the time her growth plates had stopped growing, she was a big girl dancer, then a volleyball … Continue reading

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