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A Dog Died During Liv’s and My Special Night

I couldn’t believe it.  The dog died.  I mean, I should have realized it was going to, I just didn’t see it coming until it was too late.  It was on-the-nose funny.  We were the only ones in the theater laughing.  This was a better reaction than I got the other day.  Remember this post? …

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I Taught Olivia The Number 1 Movie Rule, And She Hasn’t Forgiven Me

Olivia is thirteen, and wants to watch “older” movies.  She wants to be scared.  She wants to be nervous.  She wants to experience a wider emotional range than most little kid movies allow. The problem is, most of the “older” movies have such intense language that I won’t allow it.  It’s less the subject matter, …

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Canaan York: A Real Class Act

I was doing some beginner spring cleaning the other day, when I found a letter Olivia had written to family friend and author, Canaan York after he had visited her class.  It’s a sweet little letter.  It reads: “Dear Cannan, I REALLY love your books!  I want to be a author when I grow up …

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My Brother, My Friend {guest post by Olivia}

Hi! My name is Olivia Whitehouse, Big Calf Guy’s daughter.  I usually don’t write on the internet but I thought, “why not?” To be honest, I am overprotective when it comes to my brother Jake.  I heard what was going on about the talk of how Jake has really no friends.  If I thought Jake …

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A look back at an interview with Liv about Jake that I filmed two years ago, and one that I filmed Sunday night.

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A Celebration of Mark 16:16

In the book of Mark, Chapter 16 and verse 16 tells us: He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. Pew Research Center tells us: This is why I’m so excited by the outpouring of love and support when my two youngest children announced that …

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Awww, shucks.

An unprompted observation by Olivia: Hey, Dad. You’re better than the other dads because at the Father/Daughter dances, you actually dance with me instead of leaning against the wall, drinking coffee with the other dads. And you still look pretty good. They all look old. I can’t think of higher praise.

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Liv & Cilla

Two young girls PLUS Two pesky brothers PLUS A bunch of free time and a sprinkling of creativity EQUALS: The Liv & Cilla Web Show!

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Je M’Appelle Virginie?

Don’t tell Liv, because she’ll kill me if she finds out I shared this, but her French name is Virginie. When I took Spanish with Harry Rush back in the early 90’s, you were referred to in your Spanish name only if your name translated well into Spanish.  William was Guillermo, Mike was Miguel, etc.  …

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The First Day Of School Blues

Today was hard.  I didn’t think it would be, but it was. There were too many “firsts.” Beth began the training for her new job today, about 90 miles from home. She needed to be in Ellsworth from 8 am until 5 pm. That meant, for the first time ever, no Mom for the first …

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Softball – an experiment in mindset

I’d like to share a story of a lesson I learned this spring. I’m reluctant to put it to print because the whole idea of it embarrasses my daughter. You see, this spring she learned to play softball. Olivia’s the kind of girl who, not unlike her father, likes to be good at stuff when …

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We’re Famous

We’re Famous! At least that what Liv thinks. A while back, I wrote a review for an audio-book provided to me by Galaxy Press. It was an old L. Ron Hubbard classic, On Blazing Wings. It was pretty good, and the presentation was unique enough to hold your interest, even if you didn’t like the …

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