Life

Grandma’s Cabin

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Since my earliest memories, I have been blessed with experiencing my grandma’s cabin in the mountains.  I have memories of Santa’s Village, skiing, a special weekend with my grandma, grandpa, and dad, building big snowmen, Christmas, carving stairs out of the block of snow the plow dumped out front, power outages, Thanksgiving, cousins, sliding down…

Easter 2015

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The boys had an extra fun Easter this year.  We had an Easter egg hunt at home, recuperated from the morning sugar, then headed to my grandma’s house.  The boys decorated eggs, got more Easter gifts, had another egg hunt… but I think the zombies were the best part.  Yes.  The zombies.  While playing with…

School Year Ends

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With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Father’s Day, the end of the school year is coming more quickly than I was ready for, despite a late summer break.  I really didn’t have expectations for kindergarten, but the experience far exceeded what I could have imagined.  We had a really great teacher, did some really cool…

Airport Day

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After a super fun time at Train Days at the train station, we were ready and excited for Airport Day at our small local airport.  It was just right for us: not too big, not too crowded, and not too loud.  It was a great way to prep the boys for the bigger air shows…

Story Comes to Life

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I was waiting for the kindergarten classroom door to open, like any other day, when my little kindergartener came running out, holding up a certificate, saying, “They picked my story!”  His teacher called me into the classroom and explained that the visiting improv acting troupe chose just a few stories to act out, and they…

Train Days

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As part of a three-weekend series, “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles,” a local train station had some fun trains to go see.  It was our first time going, and it was great fun for our little guys. There were a lot of model trains, some of them quite elaborate.  As I watched my children’s enamored eyes…

May Day!

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I don’t know if I’m weird.  If I am, my mom is too.  Because she taught me this.  But I haven’t heard anyone else talk about doing it.  On May Day, we leave flowers on a neighbor’s doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run.  My boys are old enough to do it on their own now. …

Date With Honey

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I love going on dates with my sons, and I love my oldest son’s desire to learn, so when my five year old was asking a lot about bees, I contacted our local beekeepers association.  The president invited us to their meeting and we got to watch a demonstration of how bees make honey, and…