Category Archives: Extended Family

We’ve Come Full Circle, Friends

We had a wonderful time at the Circle of Friends Grande Ball last weekend.  Which is a tad surprising considering the week that led up to it, the amount of time and money we had invested in it, and the … Continue reading

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November And December, Chock Full O’ Things

Not sure how full Chock Full is, but I like the saying.  And those two months were definitely full and busy and worthy of the Chock. Let’s see, last we spoke, I told you about Halloween, even though it was after … Continue reading

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I Neither Threw Up Nor Peed My Pants

I’m working on the picture blog about the whole 50th Anniversary Party we had for my parents recently.  But in the meantime, I thought I’d go ahead and transcribe the speech that we gave at the party.  I was a nervous … Continue reading

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Stop The Summer; I Want To Get Off

Summer is hurtling past at an astonishing rate.  I was actually worried about the “kid boredom” factor with Riley being home all day, every day, for many many days.  No school, no friends, no fun.  Boo hoo hoo.  But no, haven’t … Continue reading

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Flat Jake Does The Lone Star State

Mike’s cousin sent a note a few weeks ago asking if we would help with her son’s “Flat Stanley” project.  I had actually heard of Flat Stanley, although I don’t really know why, since none of my kids ever had … Continue reading

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Just As Grande As I Remember

  We went to the Grande Ball this year.  For those of you who don’t know, the Grande Ball is a dance (which basically mirrors a traditional prom) that is sponsored by the Circle of Friends at Michael’s high school. The … Continue reading

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Kicking Off Halloween With Kaiden

We had Kaiden for an overnighter a little while ago while Ashley was out of town.  Mike picked her up from her daycare and met me over at Riley’s preschool to pick up Riley.  I hadn’t told Riley that Kaiden … Continue reading

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