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As part of being one of the five Team Energy Star Challenge winners, Caleigh is being featured on the LG Electronics’ electronic billboard in New York’s Times Square as part of the two-week ENERGY STAR 20th Anniversary celebration, which runs from ENERGY STAR Day on Oct. 10 through the Oct. 24 wrap-up of the annual ENERGY STAR Partners Meeting. AWESOME!

Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations.  Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.  ~Robert Brault

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Yesterday we had blue skies, the majority of the snow had melted and the girls were out flying their kites… this is today in Fargo…

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

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I have so many things to be thankful for in my life and everything begins and ends with my amazing husband and awesome little girls.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.  ~Johannes A. Gaertner

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. ~William Shakespeare

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A couple weekends ago we paid homage to the age old rite of visiting a local pumpkin patch (a different one from last year). We went with a dear friend and her daughter (one of Little Greek goddess’s best friends). The weather was gorgeous and, except for the ravenous mosquitoes and a wagon tipping incident, we had a great time!

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. ~William Cullen Bryant

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by Wendy Gabriel

We were at my parent’s farm this past weekend and, so we could fully appreciate the fall colors, Grandpa took us on a hay wagon ride around the farm.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz

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by Wendy Gabriel

Sidewalk chalk is one of my favorite things in the world. The girls and I can make hopscotch games, obstacle courses, butterflies, gardens full of berries and chocolate, oceans full of mermaids and seahorses… the only limit is your imagination.

What we remember from childhood we remember forever – permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen. ~Cynthia Ozick

Some of my favorite photos and photo blogs:
Twilight Earth’s Photo Sunday
Mother Nature Sunday Gallery: Beaming Flowers from Love Earth Always
Photo Terri
True to Words’ Friday Photography
Twin Cities Photo Blog

 

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by Wendy Gabriel

It’s kind of impossible for me to believe that my first born is already seven years old. Yet last Saturday, we celebrated that very birthday. We were blessed to have her party at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s organic farm in Wisconsin. The day could not have been lovelier.

Daughter are angles sent from above to fill our heart with unending love.  ~J. Lee

Happy Birthday my little miracle!

Some of my favorite photos and photo blogs:
Twilight Earth’s Photo Sunday
Mother Nature Sunday Gallery: Beaming Flowers from Love Earth Always
Photo Terri
True to Words’ Friday Photography
Twin Cities Photo Blog

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by Wendy Gabriel

We have two garden beds in our backyard, Caleigh and Cadence designed one and the other is full of organic vegetables for us to eat. The girls decided to plant sunflowers, watermellon and cucumbers in their garden… the giant mutant sunflowers refused to allow the watermellon and cucumbers to grow and finally after growing to an enormous height, they decided to bloom. Can’t wait to roast the gigantic seeds!

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do. ~Helen Keller

 

Some of my favorite photos and photo blogs:
Twilight Earth’s Photo Sunday
Mother Nature Sunday Gallery: Beaming Flowers from Love Earth Always
Photo Terri
True to Words’ Friday Photography
Twin Cities Photo Blog

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by Wendy Gabriel

Instead of putting Caleigh back in a traditional school environment, we made the decision to homeschool her this school year. First Grade commenced at the Gabriel household on Monday.

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ~ Albert Einstein

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by Wendy Gabriel

My parents have an organic farm in the St. Croix Valley region of western Wisconsin. It’s a place where I feel like I can truly breathe. Everything in my life suddenly falls into the proper perspective the minute I drive up the long, winding driveway. Worry and stress melt away as I’m greeted by the natural beauty of the land.

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live. ~Anonymous

Where do you go to just breathe?

Some of my favorite photos and photo blogs:
Twilight Earth’s Photo Sunday
Mother Nature Sunday Gallery: Beaming Flowers from Love Earth Always
Photo Terri
True to Words’ Friday Photography
Twin Cities Photo Blog

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