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  • Iron Horse Half

    When Guinevere was born, a colleague of Bradley’s told us the usual congratulations, but added that, “The world needs your children.” It’s something that has never left my thoughts; this profound responsibility of putting my best into the world to make the world a better place. It’s been almost 14 years of parenting this one […]

  • A Small World After All

    Disneyland, again!  🙂 This time, upon our arrival, I said the to the kids that we would dial back Disney after this trip.  That we are ready for something new and fresh.  They looked at ,e as though I told them I was giving away their dog or something.  WHY?!?!  I responded that it might […]

  • Bubble Runners AGAIN!

    This year our Bubble Run gained a new member: Jude!  We hit the streets, and bubbles, at 9:00 and by 9:10 Jude said he loved this run so much that he would do it if it were a half marathon!  I agree.  But bubbles and wet feet for thirteen miles could get interesting… nonetheless, we […]

  • School Biz

    Sometimes we have to stand up for things, and this summer was a lot of standing up for students and for teachers.  We had to negotiate a new contract this year, and with that came the request to make class sizes smaller and for better support for our special learners.  Our district had different ideas […]

  • Escape to Idaho

    We made our annual trek to Idaho to rub elbows with my family last week. It started out early with Jude leaving with my mom for a few one to one days, then we joined a few days later to spend some time at the lake and squeeze my parents. I have a feeling that […]

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Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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