Yearly Archives: 2011

A dusting of morning snow

[caption id="attachment_2729" align="alignleft" width="590" caption=""Hey Ollie, Betcha can't cram that whole, huge snowball in your mouth!""][/caption] The boys woke up (early, I might add) to a dusting of morning snow.  This is the first snow we've seen this season so we had to dig throughout...
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Halloween 2011

  Ah Halloween...our biggest event in this neighborhood. This year did not disappoint. We had about 400 trick-or-treaters, but if you counted all the adults that tagged along the number would be in the thousands. It was wild. This year there was even a...
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Last day of 1st grade and Rotary Auction confusion

Orion finally made it to the very last day of 1st grade.  Phew...what a wild ride it was!  One of  Orion's 1st grade teachers had  prepared a slideshow of pictures set to music and invited parents, so I came to share snacks and...
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Father's Day 2011

Father's Day was a semi-unplanned, adventurous day.  John only knew that he wanted to go on a family hike somewhere. We started out the morning loading up on a ton of food at the Black Bear Diner.  Mmmm...mmmm good.  The portions were out-of-control huge so after that we felt like we needed a major hike just...
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You deserve a break today…

[caption id="attachment_2612" align="alignleft" width="370" caption="My newly painted music room!"][/caption] Every so often I reach a meltdown stage where I've had just a little too much kid interaction and need to be alone with my thoughts.  It's draining to have everything you do constantly interrupted by...
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Geetar and nose pickin'!

I'm often asked to sing on Tuesday nights at church and when I started doing it I knew very few worship songs.  That's slowly changing though.  Even so, it is a struggle for me since I've never been a strong guitar player.  Here's the most recent song I'm workin' on learning for this Tuesday night. ...
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Spring break trip to the South 2011

This spring break we headed to Tennessee and Alabama for a long overdue trip to visit the extended Williams' family.  It seems like it had been forever since we had all taken the trip. Our trip started out a bit rough after we chose...
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Taekwondo

Orion has been taking Taekwondo for a few months now and is really enjoying it. He goes 3 nights a week and is slowly working up to his yellow belt. The reason we signed up Orion for  Taekwondo was to help him improve...
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