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Alabama Adventures: Longleaf Pine Treasure Forest

After hearing about Pinus palustris from several southern botanist friends, I had to see the trees for myself! I had the great pleasure of ...

08 April 2014

Great Job Ari!

Yesterday Steve and I looked into Ari's school folder, and found her report card. She is meeting or exceeding in every subject. And then we saw this:


She's in kindergarten, reading at first grade level! She is so bright, and we are so proud. Even when she was a baby, she was curious and learning at a fast pace. She was walking around 8 months, and before that, she learned she could roll anywhere she wanted. I knew she was smart, but its amazing to see how much she has flourished since she began attending school.

My little love bug~

I had Arietta when I was 18. I was a single mother, and I just graduated high school a few months before her birth. I remember being terrified that I wouldn't be a good mother. Nearly 6 years later I know how lucky I am that I am the mother of two beautiful, sweet, bright children. I never really had a clear path to go down before them. Having kids gave me clarity, hope, and determination. I am very grateful for them.