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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Kids, Summer

Getting in a groove/ summer schedule

We’re almost a 2 solid weeks in to summer break now. Inevitably, I feel like we always go through a slightly bumpy transition period when we shift from school to break or back again. Maybe this is my “fault”, for lack of planning or foresight…I’m not sure. I mean, we never really sat down and sketched out summer “rules” or…

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School, Summer

Last day of school: covid year & summer plans

WE MADE IT. It’s the last day of school, and we have officially survived the most wacky school year ever. The boys aren’t up yet and I don’t have any “last day of school pics” yet, so here is a throwback to their 1st day: Talk about a lot of ups and downs. If you recall, the boys had to…

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COVID, Deep thoughts, Kids, Summer, Travel

The summer of __________

It is September 1st, which usually for me always marks the unofficial start to fall. September – December is by far my favorite time of the year, and going way back to when I was in school, I generally loved the whole “going back to school” routine. (I mean, of course I was always sad summer was ending, but I have…

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