Kids, Misc.

Disappointment and (semi)resolution

We haven’t made too much in way of plans for the summer yet for the kids. The big “anchors” were supposed to be: Ethan- *summer camp with friend (the traditional outdoors kind- canoeing, games, bonfires, swimming, etc.)*local track program*??? Maybe a coding class or day camp or something Asher-*overnight swim camp with best swim friend (already booked and registered since…

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Kids

Walking, talking and reading

Walking home On Monday I took a break to walk to meet the boys after school. They generally ride the bus home, but the stop is quite a ways from our house. I used to always meet them (or more often in cold weather, drive to pick them up), but now they are old enough to walk home together. (Other…

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Holidays, Kids

St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This morning I am feeling a tiny bit of mom guilt. Not really that much, but a little bit. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day somehow became one of those “magic holidays” at our house- the ones where magical, unexpected things happen, much to the kids’ delight. (Think Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Elf on the Shelf…).…

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Kids, Misc.

Misc. Thursday thoughts & family rulings

“Your first thought in the morning should be “thank you”. You can choose whatever you want for the second.” We definitely should be saying “thank you” every morning. God (or whatever/whoever you personally believe in) has granted us another day to be alive!!!! That is pretty awesome and amazing. Today is Thursday. I like Thursdays. The kids have early release…

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Kids

Highs, lows and life lessons

Hello! I’m back again. Asher had another swim meet out of town this past weekend (actually, in my HOME TOWN and versus the swim team that I swam for briefly in elementary school). We stayed with my parents to avoid driving back and forth. It was a great weekend overall. Like last time, pretty relaxing. Lots of just hanging around,…

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