Lightning

July 28, 2018

I love lightning. It’s powerful, unstoppable, and spontaneous – that incomparable flash of something so bright it would hurt if it weren’t so fleeting, and almost always against a dark, gloomy backdrop… It’s breathtaking. You never know exactly when, where, or how it’s going to strike. I think that’s why […]

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Kids Say the Funniest Things…

July 26, 2018

So, this happened a couple weeks ago. 8yo: Dad! I’ve never seen you this fat before! Dad, a little confused: Oh? What do you mean? 8yo: I’ve never seen you this fat! Like, you’ve always been fatter than this! Around the same time (maybe even the same day), the 5yo found […]

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The Mess That We Built

July 24, 2018

This is mess that we built. This is closet, the cluttered closet, that housed the mess that we built. This is the smell, the stiiiiiiiiiiiinky smell, that came from the closet that housed the mess that we built. This is the mask, the lovely mask, that I wore because of […]

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The only thing constant…

July 23, 2018

We found out where we’re moving next. Even picked a move date. That’s kind of a big deal, I suppose. It’s a happy sad thing. Or a sad happy thing. Or maybe just a thing… packed with all kinds of emotions. I’ll be more specific. I’m excited about the move […]

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Family Camp

July 22, 2018

This week we did our first-ever FAMILY CAMP. da-dada-DA! (those were trumpets playing a triumphant fanfare, in case you couldn’t tell) It was a little costy to rent that campsite, but we justified it by it being far less costy than traveling somewhere else for a little family vacation. We’re […]

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How We Honor Them

July 15, 2018

There are big downsides to having an ocean between you and your extended family. One of those downsides is that when it’s time to clean out your parents’ basement… you aren’t there to help. Only 2 of the 4 kids were there, but they totally rocked it. Way to face […]

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Moving On…

July 12, 2018

By the time I get to this post, I’m kind of done with this story. I’m 2 weeks into my Facebook break… no, not quite two. WILL THIS MONTH EVER END?????  For reals, are we there yet? This was a stupid idea. BLEH. 12 days into it, and that little […]

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