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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