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More information about me, Amy, and the “why”s and “why not”s of my life.

San Bernardino Shootings

My heart broke two weeks ago, with the attacks on Paris.  The sadness and support revealed themselves in the French flags posted on social media.  I didn’t expect, less than two weeks later, to see those flags turn to California flags. It is very hard to hear about shootings, mass shootings, random attacks. With each one, I wonder how…

Family Camp

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Last fall, we had the opportunity to go to a wonderful family camp that enriched us more than I expected.   The brochure said the camp was for families with a child with special needs, but nothing more was detailed.  We didn’t know what we’d be doing, but we knew it would be camp, and…

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…