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This post is an overview of our pre-Easter activities. We have been enjoying the season! Jackie made this peep driving a Twinkie treat at BSF!whipped cream marbled eggs this year. They turned out great! Jacob’s class had eggs in an … Continue reading
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Josh rides Critical Mass
Josh likes to do a large road bike ride on New Year’s Day callee Critical Mass. it’s a century ride (100 miles) and a ton of riders attend. See this video of an old one to get an idea: 2014 … Continue reading
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Chicago, part 2
we walked to the brown line and took it downtown again. Bree walked us through the old Chicago public library (now the Cultural Arts building?) thinking I would like it, and boy did I. The mosaics, literary quotes, and architecture … Continue reading
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The final OTH night
You can see that summer is coming to an end in my posts. The final Over the Hump race has come and gone, and even though Josh has hurt his knee and didn’t race, he still ended up coming in … Continue reading
Josh wins again!
First place again at Over the Hump! A
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Happy birthday, Josh
Happy birthday to a man who works his bootie off for his family and still comes home with energy enough for Jacob. He is obnoxiously good at everything he does. He is smart, kind, and forgiving. He is not good … Continue reading
Do you think he knows?
Do you think that this boy knows how much he is loved? How special he is? That I would do anything for him? Because, as a parent, it’s not something you’re allowed to say. You need to keep a … Continue reading
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A day in the life: Friday edition
For many stay at home moms, weekends are not much different from weekdays. Some moms have additional help from husbands who are off of work, but their work doesn’t really end or lessen. I still get that “Friday feeling” when … Continue reading
A day in the life
We wake up, eat breakfast (which is difficult without a sink–our plumbing is clogged.) And we all get bathed and dressed. We are out the door at 8:35 to take Jacob to school. Today is a special day because he … Continue reading
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His name is Goldilocks