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The Halloween WOD

Wednesday November 6, 2013
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The Halloween WOD

Geez, Halloween seems like a distant memory, but I wanted to record the fun we had at Crossfit Rubicon celebrating Halloween. This was the gym’s second annual Halloween WOD and Paleo Potluck. Last year, we had a great time and I had fun creating clever costumes:  Lady Gaga (in her meat dress) for me,...

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Fathers’ Day Fun — Wings Fest & Shrimp Boil

Sunday June 16, 2013
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After months of living in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome – Fly Lady), I decided enough was enough and it was time to get back to having fun parties. To celebrate Father’s Day, we invited over my dad, my brother and his family, and another family to have a good ole fashioned man-food...

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2012 Family Newsletter

Saturday December 29, 2012
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2012 Family Newsletter

I like to do a newsletter each year when I send out Christmas cards, but this year I didn’t get it done in time.  Instead, I’m offering this blog post as a web version.  So, in case you were wondering what we’ve been up to, here’s a year-in-review / family wrap-up for 2012.

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2012 Christmas Menu

Sunday December 23, 2012
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2012 Christmas Menu

I won’t be posting an official menu this week, but I thought I would share what we are eating for Christmas.  We almost always host Christmas dinner at our house and are looking forward to doing so again this year.  While we generally try to eat clean, we aren’t purists and our day will...

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Cold War 2: My First Crossfit Competition

Wednesday December 5, 2012
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Cold War 2:  My First Crossfit Competition

Sorry I haven’t gotten a menu plan together or done much posting lately.  I’ve been preparing for, and then recovering from, my first ever Crossfit competition. I participated in Cold War 2 —  a competition put on by Crossfit Liberation.   I was on one of three teams from my box.  Our four person team, aka  “Rubicon...

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2012 Thanksgiving Recap

Wednesday November 28, 2012
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2012 Thanksgiving Recap

We had a wonderful, blessed, busy Thanksgiving weekend.   Here’s a not-so-brief rundown. The Thanksgiving break started with a piano recital.  It can be a chore to get them to practice, and one child claims she hates piano, but both kids did a great job and were proud of their performance, as were we....

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Paleo Thanksgiving Inspiration

Monday November 19, 2012
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Paleo Thanksgiving Inspiration

No menu plan this week, Thanksgiving and my daughter’s 9th birthday are coming, so my culinary efforts are focused on those two events. Thankfully, I am not *in charge* of Thanksgiving, but will be providing some Paleo-rific sides to the Thanksgiving feast.   If you are looking for side dishes to round out your...

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The Seven Year Old Clone Wars Birthday Party

Friday July 13, 2012
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The Seven Year Old Clone Wars Birthday Party

This post is several weeks overdue … our summer has been so busy, it’s been hard to find time to write. I made the mistake of doing big birthday parties when my kids were little, and I’ve been trying to scale them back ever since.  This year, I told my boy that he could...

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Happy July!

Thursday July 5, 2012
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Happy July!

Wowsers, where have the days gone?  We lost power for about three days after the mega storm aka “derecho” blew through the DC area Friday night.   Thankfully the power is back on now and we are re-acclimating to summer normal.  Right now it means lots of camp and dive practices, but I should be...

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Easter Fun

Tuesday April 10, 2012
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Easter Fun

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday.   The kids were excited to come down and check out their Easter baskets. Note to self: do not wait til the day before Easter to shop for goodies.  Despite the slim pickins at Target, the kids were happy with what they got (play doh, noisemakers and Bey Blades...

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