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About jaimeanne

I'm me. Graphic designer extraordinaire, urban master teacher of social studies, former adjunct professor, high school principal, and now most importantly-- Mom to the cutest little girl ever. I try to live by the quote, "Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching." I believe in Christ, and sometimes I'm just trying to figure out what He wants me to do. This blog chronicles that journey.

Day 1

Dear Oreos, I’m sorry I can’t be your friend anymore.  I’ve given up wheat, sugar and a few other things for this month. Maybe we can be friends again.  But only if I don’t turn into Cookie Monster around you. … Continue reading

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Surgery and stuff

Dear Blog, So I’m back, and it’s not been that long since we last chatted.  When I wrote the last post only 1 month ago, I was pretty convinced that I wouldn’t actually do the surgery and all that jazz. … Continue reading

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Up, up and away

Dear Blog,  I know we’ve neglected you over the past years.  It’s been a busy time!  The school has grown from 81 kids to 540, in grades 6-12.  Ava’s grown into a kindergartener who really misses her two front teeth. … Continue reading

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Thai Mango Chicken

So tonight we had some ingredients to use up, and we came up with Mango Chicken as an option.  We found this recipe, but due to time and our need to be gluten free, we adapted it.  Here’s our recipe: … Continue reading

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Day 1

I’m beginning the 365 Project here.  Hopefully I can keep up with it.

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So it’s been a while

We know we haven’t updated the blog in a while, and no one is probably following us anymore.  That’s ok.  We decided that putting too much family information out on the net in a public forum probably isn’t the best … Continue reading

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On the Lord’s Errand

This weekend is General Conference weekend, which is a semi-annual conference led by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, broadcast from Salt Lake City, Utah in something like 94 languages.  I love General Conference because I get to … Continue reading

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For a tribute to the designer of this logo, please click here. It was 8 years ago, yet it feels like yesterday.  I do not generally get teary eyed over much, and I’m almost there.  Thank you to Mr. Glaser … Continue reading

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I’m in a meeting, and I get this text from Dan. . . He was in a taxi with Ava when this conversation ensued. Ava (looks at the TV in the taxi): Do you like the TV? Dan: It’s alright … Continue reading

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For the past year I have sat on the edge of my seat and down on my knees, praying for the well-being of a family of random, blogging strangers– people I don’t think I’ve ever met, but I have lived … Continue reading

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