Archives for July 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July friends.  I hope you’re having fun.

As is our tradition, I woke up this morning to the sound of fire engines.  Ever year, I forget that we live three houses off of a parade route.  We scrambled to get dressed and were in time to see the whole thing.

My kids came home with gobs of candy.  Some of it was clearly leftover Halloween and Easter candy.  To be honest, that’s pretty fair.  I think I handed out leftover July 4th parade candy for Halloween one year.

We’d only lived in our home for a month the first time we were awakened by the sound of sirens for July 4th.  I remember standing there holding the hands of my two diaper clad boys as they watched the parade go by.

They were in awe. [Read more…]

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My Kids Make Me Laugh – Chickens

Remember when I confessed to being a virtual chicken killer?

I wish I knew what it was about video games and chickens.  They pretty much ALL include chickens.

Recently my kids were making me laugh about the chickens in Minecraft.

(yes, I know I’m writing about Minecraft for the second time this week.  It’s the obsession of the summer.)

It wasn’t exactly the chickens… more like the things my kids were SAYING to the chickens.

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Happy Half-Year Day

Today should be celebrated as “Half-Year Day.”

I’m officially adding it to our family calendar and traditions.

It’s July 1st.  That makes it as close to half-way through the year as I care to calculate.   So today is the perfect time to re-group, re-think, and re-prioritize.

It’s a good time to check in on my resolutions for the year and make adjustments, just like way back when I was sailing out of sight of land.

In case you want to join me, here’s what I’ve been thinking through today.

Happy Half-Year Day Checklist [Read more…]

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