Archive for the 'Jonathan'

Game On

For Christmas the boys got their first Nintendo Wii games, Mario Party 9 and Just Dance Disney Party. They had played a couple of our old Wii games before (they particularly loved beating the heck out of each other on Wii Sports Resort), so the fam gave them a couple of their own. I added Toy Story...
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Blog Soup 1/26/2013

Welcome to the first Blog Soup of the new year! I’m on shift 12 of 14 in a row at work. Don’t feel too bad for me, though. I did it to myself. We normally work six shifts in a row followed by a three-day or six-day break. I picked up a trade and a couple of overtime days last...
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Happy 3rd Birthday, Jonathan!

Happy birthday to Jonathan Andrew, who turns 3 today! A while back, he kept bringing me a red Transformer that turns into a sports car. He could turn it from car to robot just fine but couldn’t figure out how to fold it up and turn it back into a car. So he kept bringing it back to me...
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Highlights from Disney World 2013

We survived! Our family trip to Disney World, our first extended family vacation, was both fun and difficult. I’ll cover some of the challenges at the end, but first, here are some of the highlights. The Boys’ Excitement We visited Disney World in 2007 for our 5th anniversary and...
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Awe

On occasion, far too often I’m afraid, I get the chance to step back from the daily struggles of parenthood and look more closely at my children. They are impossibly, achingly beautiful. I don’t say that just because they are handsome young men because it’s much, much...
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