Polly 3 on December 31st, 2009

When I was in Spain this past summer, I taught conversational English for a program called Pueblo Ingles. This means that Sofia, pictured here, speaks Spanish as her native language and she is learning to speak English. One day we decided to take a walk and work on her English as we trekked through the […]

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Polly 12 on December 29th, 2009

I have to confess that Candee and I are a little bit nervous as we start to send our little Pollys out into the world to live with their new families. We are anxiously waiting to hear how things are going and I’m excited to say that I heard from Polly #12 today. She is […]

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Polly 3 on December 26th, 2009

If you haven’t been to Orr’s Farm Market in Martinsburg, WV, then you’re missing out on something truly special. The market is top notch, but the drive out there is what makes the trip exciting for me. Situated between acres of peach and apple trees is a large open field that holds a herd of […]

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Polly 3 on December 26th, 2009

I can’t believe that Polly is “eyeballing” MY waffle. Do you think she wants a bite? Do frogs even like waffles? I think I need to protect my waffle, because after she takes one bite she will probably ask for another, and another, AND another! What shall I do? What would you do if a […]

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Polly 2 on December 25th, 2009

Polly #2 was very excited to celebrate her first Christmas. She enjoyed everything from the Christmas tree, to the cookies, to the beautiful snow on the ground. It was a very memorable year for her and she’s anxious to see what great adventures she can participate in during the coming year. 1 person likes this […]

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Polly 3 on December 23rd, 2009

Boyds Bear Country in Gettysburg, PA is truly a sight to behold–three floors of a huge red barn filled with every type of stuffed animal imaginable. Teddy Bears are of course the focus, but you can also find collectibles, ornaments, candles, etc… Set in middle of scenic Pennsylvania farmland, Boyds Bear County is a great […]

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Polly 4 on December 23rd, 2009

Polly #4 and Emma had a great time with Santa Claus last week. I think this is as close to the North Pole as Polly might get this year but you just never know where she will turn up in 2010. Emma and Polly made sure they told Santa exactly what was on their lists. […]

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Polly 5 on December 22nd, 2009

Today, Polly had another one of her brilliant suggestions: “Let’s go to lunch at the Bavarian Inn in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia.” Naturally, Polly’s human friends jumped at the opportunity. The Bavarian is a 4-star restaurant that specializes in fine German cuisine, and it also offers a beautiful view of the Potomac River. While looking […]

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Polly 3 on December 21st, 2009

Polly #3 really enjoyed the snow over Christmas break. She made the most of it by being outside as much as possible. Can you believe that we found a sled that is the perfect size for her? She had lots of fun sledding down the big hills in our yard. Well, they were really just […]

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Polly 3 on December 21st, 2009

Polly couldn’t wait to get outside to build a snowman, but on the first day it snowed the snow was very powdery and wouldn’t pack together to form a snowball–Polly was really disappointed. When we went outside today, we discovered that the the snow was perfect for snowball making. First we had a snowball throwing […]

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