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Month: October 2010

My girl broke a board. With her bare hands.

My girl broke a board. With her bare hands.

Actually my boy did too, but more on that in a minute.   Last week was their taekwondo belt testing ceremony and Savannah and Jacob were testing for their green belts.   To be honest, this is absolutely amazing video to me.   Savannah just boom … breaks a board in half. Pretty impressive, huh?   I think so anyway. And here’s the thing … Jacob was in the very next group and he broke his board too.   There is however…

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Bicycle built for 2

Bicycle built for 2

Yesterday we picked the contractor for our new house.  It was such a relief and we felt really good about our decision.  So good that we decided to go on a family bike ride. Bill and the younger kids rode to the park while I dropped Caroline off for a school project work session and then came back to meet the others.There was a fence barring the bike trails.  Bill had left a message for me to go around the…

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Bloggers take their kids to pumpkin patches … it’s what we do.

Bloggers take their kids to pumpkin patches … it’s what we do.

We drive right past a pumpkin patch each day as we go to and from school.  And as soon as the pumpkins are unloaded (Jacob’s Boy Scout troop helped unload this year!), the begging begins for us to go pick out a pumpkin.  So Monday we made good on our “we’ll go soon” promise.  I’m hoping the fact that those pumpkins are now sitting by our front door makes our home look warm and welcoming and cozy so someone will…

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A Mama Bear and her Cub …

A Mama Bear and her Cub …

Brittany flips all the time.   Over every piece of furniture we have, on the trampoline … and since she was about 3 years old she has literally, LITERALLY been climbing the walls.   When she was three, her gymnastics teacher at her preschool told me after class one day that he thought Brittany needed more than what he could offer her.  He said she was a natural. So we found a new gym for her.  It was a great gym…

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There is always the land line …

There is always the land line …

OH the honeys. We laugh and we laugh and we laugh and we laugh.   Especially when I’m holding my phone up in the air trying to find a cell phone signal and expressing dismay that I can’t call Bill.  Without missing a beat Michelle turns and points to a phone sitting on a table and says … “you can always use a land line.”   Oh yeah. A land line.  I completely forgot those existed. We howled.  I mean, who have…

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Little things ..

Little things ..

I am packing up in just a bit to head out of town for the annual “Hilltop Honeys” trip.  We have traditionally gone in February but decided to move it up this year because it always conflicted with basketball and there are only so many carpools Bill can drive alone.   Besides, in February one of the honeys, Michelle, is hoping to meet the daughter her family is adopting from China.  EXCITING! It looks like it is going to be a…

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Everything in it’s place ..

Everything in it’s place ..

If there was a game show where they give a homeowner one hour or less to get their home ready to “show” to a buyer … well, I totally think I could win. Especially now that my closet is clean.  🙂 A CUTE young couple came to see our house tonight.  I dropped the kids off at church and raced home and did the craziest kind of cleaning you have ever seen.  And minutes before they arrived I had no…

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The closet cleaning didn’t go well …

The closet cleaning didn’t go well …

First of all, a big thank you to Christopher Columbus for finding America and providing the day off for many an American. Unfortunately Bill Baerg was not one of those Americans with the day off which was a bummer for me.  Because I like having him around. Except when he makes me clean my closet. Which is exactly what he did on Sunday and is why, come Monday, I was so grateful to old Chris Columbus because, let’s be honest…

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Why of course …

Why of course …

Brittany has been reading the book “Where the Red Fern Grows” for her Language Arts class.   Raise your hand if you cried when you read that book. I totally remember our teacher reading us the book out loud in 6th or 7th grade.   And all the girls crying. I didn’t cry but then again, that was before I had loved and lost a dog.   As a side note, I miss Looper so much.  Bill has been on the road 4 nights…

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Boys will be boys … and girls will watch football!

Boys will be boys … and girls will watch football!

So far this year we had to cancel our family vacation due to high school volleyball.  Then Caroline and I had to change a flight due to high school volleyball.  The coaches told us … “don’t make plans for Labor Day” and then this week we got an email that said … “we will practice on Columbus Day” even though it is a school holiday. I think they are really serious about that volleyball stuff.  Yikes. Last weekend Brittany had…

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