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A giving heart

From several years back; only publishing now God has wired Natalie to be a cheerful giver. She had asked me for tissue paper and I had seen her collect the scotch-tape from the kitchen drawer, so I knew she was … Continue reading

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Turning 40!

Turning 40! Note: this sat as a draft for the past 8 years. 🙂 Figured I should publish it and hold onto the nostalgic memory of all that was planned for this milestone birthday. To celebrate 40, I decided I’d … Continue reading

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Certificate of Distinguished Achievement

Brimming with pride. I am so deeply proud of what our daughter has been recognized for. The American Legion Certificate of School Award This certificate of Distinguished Achievement is awarded to Natalie Wallis In recognition of the possession of those … Continue reading

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Our FLL Practice & Qualifier Tournaments

Hello, I’m Natalie Wallis, Marina’s 10-year old daughter. I am part of a FLL team with my brother, called The Masterminds. This is my second year participating in FLL, and my brother, Jacob’s, third. Last year the season was all … Continue reading

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No more headgear!

Today was a fun surprise kind of day! We scheduled an ortho appointment because one of Jacob’s baby teeth came out yesterday. That tooth was one of the key teeth on which his retainer clamped onto. Now what? We went … Continue reading

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Losing is hard

Today’s basketball loss was hard. Jacob’s team had made it to the QuarterFinals in the RBYB League. Tonight’s game was against the Thunders. Our team, the Kings, had won them earlier in the season. Could they win again? Oh how we hoped! And yet … Continue reading

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Today’s joy-filled outing

Davy running to Jacob. Greeting Jacob with a MASSIVE waist hug. Hellos. Smiles. Happiness to be with friends once again. Presentations in the Nature Center. Ella-Jayne- Giant Blue Butterfly Asher- Monster Beetle Caedmon’s very, very, very 1st presentation ever. He’s … Continue reading

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I am emotionally spent

Wow. What a game. Intense beyond intense. Sooooooooooo incredibly proud of this team of boys. They didn’t win the semifinals. But man they sure came close. When the game first started the Clippers team (ranked #2) scored a few shots … Continue reading

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A great start to a basketball season!

Today was a great first day of basketball season! Jacob had his very first game playing in the Redondo Beach Youth Basketball League. Game 1: win Score: 34 to 26 Natalie had a fabulous hour-long practice with her basketball team and is … Continue reading

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An Epic Auto Show…..a 9-year old boy’s dream!

Steve was 100% correct…..Jacob was going to be in car-heaven if we went to this particular auto show. Wow. As we drove northbound on the 101 all of a sudden we heard and saw 4 red Lamborghini sports cars roar … Continue reading

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