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Apr 27 2017

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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Jun 02 2016

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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Jul 13 2015


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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Sep 28 2014

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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Sep 25 2014

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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Sep 23 2014

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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Sep 13 2014

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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Sep 02 2014

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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Jun 12 2014

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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Apr 01 2014

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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Mar 31 2014

Quote of the Day 03/31/14

No, Daddy Ryan Whitehouse, you are WRONG!  It’s MY Olivia’s Kindle Fire!                -Jacob Whitehouse This quote was followed by Jake storming off up the stairs, into his room, and slamming the door.  THAT was followed by a quick lecture by Dad about NOT slamming my doors. The ongoing saga of who gets to play …

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Mar 25 2014

Caught Staring

Tonight is Taco Tuesday at the elementary school. It’s a big fundraiser for the school, and the kids take advantage of the increased traffic to show off art work and other projects. They really put themselves into it. With that said, Liv has been working hard to make these woven, rubber band bracelets to sell. …

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