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Month: January 2010

Because it’s fun to say and good to eat!

Because it’s fun to say and good to eat!

I mentioned yesterday that Karen gave me another great recipe while we were visiting them.  Actually she said … “have you ever had a smush cookie?”  To which I said … “no, but it sounds like something I might like.”  I mean, its fun to say if nothing else!She said she wanted to make me some and proceeded to whip a frozen log of dough out of the freezer and started slicing cookies.  I have to say … my hats…

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Camp Roback and a recipe …

Camp Roback and a recipe …

When Bill was in high school he played basketball for Anoka High School with his friend Paul Roback.  He spent many an hour hanging out at the Roback’s house.  Paul’s dad was a football coach at their high school and plus he had three other siblings which made for a really fun place to hang out.   Bill loved it at the Roback house … and especially loved Paul’s mom.  She is really kind, very welcoming … and hospitality is her…

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This post was going to be very, very different.

This post was going to be very, very different.

I had it all ready to go.  The title was “Some things are made to be passed down.”  It was going to end with “SUPER BOWL BOUND MINNESOTA VIKINGS”. But you know what they say … “the best laid plans …”.  Or maybe I had put the cart before the horse.  Either way … it’s time for a new post.  Or rather an old post with a new spin.   The Vikings didn’t win and they, obviously, aren’t Super Bowl bound. …

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Yesterday …

Yesterday …

Beautiful, Beautiful Brittany …   Wasn’t it just yesterday you were learning how to sit up?  Or I was taking you to the pool? Or you were helping me with one of your siblings? How can it be that tonight I am making cupcakes for your 11th birthday?   Each year I’ve asked you if you want me to buy some cupcakes or bring a cookie cake.  And each year you say … “no, I want you to make them.”   And…

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Karate Kid

Karate Kid

Jacob has been asking for quite some time to do karate.  There was a taekwondo place offering a one month trial class so we signed up.  I have no idea what the difference between taekwondo and karate is but they have the same uniform (I’ve been told to stop calling it an “outfit”!) so I figure tae kwon do will work for us just fine. Bill had Monday off so we decided he would start that day so Bill could…

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Just so you know I’m not making it up …

Just so you know I’m not making it up …

Today the finish line videos were posted.  The video is all of about 30 seconds long.  Look for Bill and I coming from the back.  If you look for two blue shirts (they say Team El Paso only I called us “the blue team” like on Biggest Loser).  You’ll see my hands go into the air and you’ll hear me whoo hoo-ing.   I think I was kind of loud. Then you’ll see us kiss. That’s what they do on the…

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Off to the races!

Off to the races!

Last July or August Bill called me one day and said … “hey, the Houston Marathon sign up is today … do you want to do the 1/2 with me again?” He said “again” because we ran it in January 2007. That was the year that I trained all the way up to mile 8.  The night before the race we went and did our carbo loading pasta dinner and I told him I didn’t think I could do it. …

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A little of this, a little of that …

A little of this, a little of that …

This week has FLOWN.   It was the first week of my spring semester at HBU, my internet and cell phone went down one day (s-t-r-e-s-s-f-u-l) AND I had to go to a meeting for parents of incoming high school freshman.   HELLO, did you hear me?!?  Incoming high school freshman?!?  Which is so very strange because I’m pretty sure it was not that long ago I was taking my incoming freshman to the blue barn fun farm.  It has also kind…

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Against my better judgement …

Against my better judgement …

If you are a long time reader you may remember the face plant disaster of 2008.  At that time I said goodbye forever to sledding.  Except that I really didn’t because 2009 came and we went back to Minnesota. There was a lot of snow and my kids love to sled. So, we loaded up and headed to a sledding hill. I just watched this time, you know the whole “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice …shame…

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A Christmas Reprise, otherwise known as better late than never.

A Christmas Reprise, otherwise known as better late than never.

After being without internet access for over a week during the holidays, I came home and jumped right into the new year without posting much of what we did while we were away. After we finally got to Minnesota there was lots of snow and it wasn’t miserably cold … the kids had a blast playing outside. It took Bill, otherwise known as Nanuk of the North, all of about 15 minutes to find his favorite hat (he bought it…

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