Author Archives: Annette Heidmann

I homeschooled four kids all the way through high school and then fostered/adopted 7 more children. I am wife to a very smart mathematician; I dabble in photography, write and sing, paint in bright colors, and love being Catholic!

An Unusual Birthday

I’m almost a month late in blogging about Xavier’s birthday and I plead crazy time as my excuse. Just wait till you hear. It’s been ridiculous. So, Xavier had his very momentous 12th Birthday last […]

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Labor Day Weekend (5)

Sunday morning we were hoping to go to mass in St. Johns, then do a scenic drive, but that plan was abruptly curtailed when we discovered, late on Saturday, that there was something very, very […]

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Labor Day Weekend (4)

Our next stop was a pretty lake whose name I can’t remember. I truly think we would have had a longer day of it up in the mountains had Laurent been a little less whimsical. […]

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Labor Day Weekend (3)

Saturday morning we met up with Laurent and Grandma in Springerville and had breakfast at the McDonald’s. We found out there had been some early morning drama at the hotel. Grandma had taken a wrong […]

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Labor Day Weekend (2)

Once we’d met up with Grandma and Laurent, we distributed kids for the ride out to the ranch and headed back, much more slowly as we were now carrying 250 gallons of water in the […]

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Labor Day Weekend (1)

It’s been several years since we did a whole ranch-Labor-Day vacay, and this year we had the chance to take an extra long weekend, so we were pretty excited. We took off Thursday after the […]

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Showers of Blessing

Over the last few weeks there has been a flurry of plotting and planning between the grandmas, the best friend, and the older sister to put together a baby shower for Megan and Andy and […]

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Mt. Lemmon

We’ve never in all our 22 years in Arizona explored much south of Phoenix beyond Casa Grande, so it was with great anticipation that we set out for a brand new destination: Mt. Lemmon, located just to the north and east of Tuscon.

I was completely unprepared to find mountains tall enough to have a ski area and pine trees so far to the south! What a delight it was to see so many beautiful new sights throughout the day.

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