Kim_Fry Profile

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2012-01-24

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1. Starry Sky Ranch

I am a photographer and homeschooling mom to ten awesome kids. After years of ranching in CO we are now documenting the adventures of our large family travelling through Europe.

Tags: family, photography, homeschool

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  • it is possible
    on Jan 7, 2017 in Big Thoughts
    “Snow is falling outside and all is peaceful and still. In such moments it is possible to believe that the world could still be good.” ― Richard Paul Evans...
  • One wild, glad moment
    on Dec 27, 2016
    “Our favourite amusement during that winter was tobogganing. In places the shore of the lake rises abruptly from the water's edge. Down these steep slopes we used to coast. We would get on our toboggan, a boy would give us...
  • "...on the feast of Stephen,"
    on Dec 26, 2016
    From where I sit I'm looking out onto miles and miles of snow covered pines and rooftops. We were snowed in for Christmas which has its perks. The day was necessarily spent at home together and a great deal of...
  • Of elves and grinches
    on Dec 25, 2016
    We made it! It's been a busy but prayerful advent and here we are already at the end, putting finishing touches on gifts and wrapping up cookies. We've had our issues with "little foxes" here lately, which my friend Ella...
  • pen to paper
    on Dec 21, 2016 in Big Thoughts The Ranch Hands
    In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people's lives. ~Anatole Broyard I am part of a cusp generation, the last of those who may have...
  • A Day on Skates
    on Dec 19, 2016 in The Ranch Hands
    Tess has wanted so badly to go ice skating and we had every intention of taking them this weekend until we caught sight of the temperatures forecasted. Not only was it cold by the weekend but we still had opened...
  • a quiet birthday at home
    on Dec 14, 2016 in The Ranch Hands
    She didn't have a lot of requests. "Can I make my own dinner? Whatever I want?" That is always a yes answer. They set to work making lasagnas, which were not exactly perfect because their supervisor has yet to master...
  • December Daily - Guadalupe
    on Dec 13, 2016
    "Hear and let it penetrate into your heart, my dear little son: let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also, do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I...
  • December Daily - pinecones
    on Dec 8, 2016
    “Why did she make things? Well…She enjoyed it of course; but it also somehow helped her remember who she was and where she came from.” - Anonymous...
  • Deer at Daybreak
    on Dec 7, 2016
    "Moooooom! There's deer out back!" "Where??" "Coming up over the hill!" "Don't tap the glass. Don't let the dogs out!" "I can't see. MOM! Tell her I can't see!" Can you see? We have to peek out the wi...
  • A tailor-made feasting plan
    on Dec 6, 2016 in Big Thoughts The Ranch Hands
    Hymn for St. Nicholas From every land and every age We sing of those who bravely wage The saintly fight with Spirit's sword In mighty battle for the Lord. Saint Nicholas the Shepherd true Who brought his flock to faith...
  • anticipation
    on Dec 5, 2016 in The Chuck Wagon The Ranch Hands
    "The next day, the second day of December, we all, even John, even Daddy when he got home from the office, made Christmas cookies." - The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas My favorite line comes a few pages later, however. "After...
  • Art Project - snow treesFavorite project this week was the winter trees against the snow and sky. The children cut a undulating edge off the blue paper and glued it over the white. Then they used sharpies just below the snow line and "grew"...
  • The Doorway to Christmas"For Mrs. Sharp's family, the holiday excitement begins as soon as the Thanksgiving turkey starts simmering on the stove for soup. Then we put away the everyday china to make room for the Christmas crockery and bring out the Advent...
  • with hands and heart
    on Dec 1, 2016 in Big Thoughts The Ranch Hands
    It should be understood that everyone in the family has a present for everybody else; these presents should be precious, though not in terms of money, as they should not be bought, but home-made. This is quite a task in...
  • as it is
    on Aug 31, 2016
    "Learn to love the world and to no longer compare it with some kind of desired imaginary world, some imaginary vision of perfection, but to leave it as it is, to love it and to belong to it." Henry Miller...
  • stepping out
    on Aug 27, 2016 in Big Thoughts The Ranch Hands
    There she is. In her new apartment with the matching towels she bought and the pillows we made. Truth be told we were finishing them on the road driving to the apartment. I guess you keep fussing and fixing as...
  • Croquet
    on Aug 26, 2016
    Oh how I love their expressions as they watched to see if she was successful.
  • America the Beautiful - Wisconsin State Fair
    on Aug 24, 2016 in The Ranch Hands Travel
    I can still hear the sounds of the fairgrounds in my memory today and it isn't only because of our wonderful recent trip. For a few years when I was very small we lived across the street in a craftsman-style...
  • America the Beautiful - Tiffin, Iowa's literary rest stop
    on Aug 24, 2016 in Big Thoughts The Ranch Hands Travel
    Iowa officially wins the award for THE best rest stop we have ever visited. When we spilled out of the Suburban, sticky and sea-legged, the midday heat hit us with full force. Yuck, yuck, yuck. We had parked at the...
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