Kids, School, Summer

Summer school surprise

So, on Monday evening, after his first day “home alone” (Ethan’s at camp) and his first day back from swim camp/Iowa meet, Asher declared, “I can’t wait to go back to school. Just being home is kind of boring. Can I do summer school???” I was like, “Wait, what?!” I honestly hadn’t even really talked to him much about summer…

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Kids, Summer

Solo Ethan weekend & more camp

This is one of those times in life that feels like, what’s the saying?? A beautiful mess? Everything has felt a bit chaotic and hectic over the last couple weeks (actually, couple months, really), but so much of it is so GOOD! So this isn’t a complaint. 🙂 Let’s see…so, I got home from swim camp on Thursday night with…

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Kids, Summer

Everyone survived! Home from camp

We made it home from swim camp last night, after a full 4 days away. The boys survived 8 1/2 hours of swimming per day, too. I’d say there were a few mixed emotions over the week, but mostly positive. The boys were no trouble at all, though I think his friend was not totally comfortable being away from home/…

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Kids, Summer

Hi from swim camp :)

Hello! Just jumping on quick during a little lunch break to update on our first couple days at swim camp! So far, so good! The drive up was early but uneventful, the boys got checked in (armed with their negative covid tests) and I was driving out of the parking lot by 8:30 a.m. yesterday. I had a little awkward…

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Holidays, Summer

Father’s Day and other happenings

First, a very big Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads! Here’s a picture I like a lot of me and my Dad, taken on the roof of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN back in March: And here’s one of my very favorite pics of Ivan with the boys: This was taken two summers ago on a hike in…

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