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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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Winning

Monday March 19, 2012
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Winning

So, as I’ve mentioned quite a few times here on the blog, I participated in a “Performance Nutrition Challenge” at our Crossfit gym box.   Back in January, I and others, paid $60 to participate, and then spent two months training hard and eating clean. “Paleo” or a “caveman diet” is the most common description...

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First Piano Recital

Saturday February 18, 2012
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First Piano Recital

Wendy & Sam have been taking piano lessons since the summer and just had their first piano recital last weekend. Lessons have been a bit of a struggle at times.  Wendy claims she does not like them AT ALL and doesn’t want to take them and HATES piano.   However, she will frequently sit down...

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The Alphabet (Pirate) Party

Wednesday January 18, 2012
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The Alphabet (Pirate) Party

On Tuesday, Adam turned 4.   When I had asked him who he wanted to invite to the party, he promptly named four boys in his preschool class. I pressed to see if he wanted anyone else, maybe some of the girls, but he said, “No, no girls.  They’re not my friends.  Just the boys.”...

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Life’s A Beach

Tuesday January 10, 2012
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Life’s A Beach

We had a great mini-vacay over the New Years Weekend with a trip down to the Outer Banks. We went with some friends and had a great time hanging out, enjoying unseasonably warm weather and ringing in the new year.  Here’s a few photo highlights. Sunset at the beach Running at the beach Enjoying...

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Christmas Wrap-Up

Tuesday January 3, 2012
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Christmas Wrap-Up

I am way too late in posting this (geez, where’d the year go?) but nonetheless I wanted to officially document on the blog what a great Christmas we had. I love everything about Christmas.  It’s more than just presents, it’s the birth of Jesus.  It’s also great family time. We do Christmas eve with...

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4th Annual Cookie Exchange Party

Friday December 23, 2011
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4th Annual Cookie Exchange Party

On Monday, I hosted my fourth annual cookie exchange.  It is a great way to make sure I get my house ready for Christmas, and then I get to enjoy a lovely evening with friends and neighbors.  Not to mention, a bounty of treats! Here’s this year’s baking beauties: This year’s collection of goodies...

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Fun and Meaningful Christmas Season Activities

Wednesday December 7, 2011
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Fun and Meaningful Christmas Season Activities

A few years ago, I posted a list of advent ideas to provide inspiration for daily fun activities with the kids. I’m not organized enough this year to have something planned for every day, but I do hope to do many fun and meaningful activities with the kids.  Some things are just fun to...

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Sunday December 4, 2011
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Happy Birthday to Me!

I enjoyed a lovely low key birthday weekend. On Friday, my beloved planned out and prepared a delicious steak and shrimp birthday dinner and made homemade tiramisu cupcakes.  Yum! I received a cupcake with two candles, because, according to the pastry chef, “that’s how many years less than 40 you are”. Adam thought it...

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