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Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Hydrangeas

This is one of the lesser known commandments but look at thses photos and you shalt understand: -Cindy Read More »

What do People Do in the Evenings?

We have four more days until soccer is over for the season. That means next week, starting on Monday we will no longer have to eat dinner at 4:30 to make sure everyone eats before eve. activities. We will no longer have to play Carpool Amazing Race. We won’t have to plan ahead for going to three different events making ... Read More »

4th of July Week

We are back from a week at the cabin. I could seriously get used to lake life on a permanent basis. We had beautiful weather all week except for a few showers over the weekend. Our friends came up on Tuesday and our relatives were up for the fourth. A nice combination of visitors and just time by ourselves. Got some fun ... Read More »

Here on Broadway

Johnny finished up his theatre camps this week and had two performances. The first was “Our Gang Follies of 1938” an origianl musical based on the Little Rascals. He wasn’t Alfalfa, (the kid who played Alfalfa was really good) but he did an awesome job as a part of a three-man trio. So these kids (all 5th graders) met for seven days, ... Read More »

Fun on the Sidelines

So you know when you’re at a baseball game, or a soccer game and there is the big guy that sits in his lawn chair, munchin’ on sunflower seeds, occasionally giving a holler for the team he’s cheering for? After he leaves the game there is a big pile of chewed up, spit out sunflower seeds…right? So you know when ... Read More »


So we come out of Sports Authority and I’m talking with Joey (who just bought new soccer cleats with his OWN money because he has a job – Soccer Ref). I look behind me for the trailing Cassie and Callie and they are lagging behind in the parking lot. I turn and open the van door and then see the two ... Read More »

Creating a Scene

In a split second Cassie picked up a rock the size of a ping-pong ball and hurled it…in the parking lot at a passing car! I screamed! The lady with her window open, waiting nicely to pick-up her son gave me a wide-eyed look. Glancing down the line of cars waiting nicely for pick-up I realized, that must have been ... Read More »

Oops and “What?” Week

Perhaps all the additional little voices (all the time, everywhere) in my home have distracted me but I’ve had a bit of a forgetful/clumsy/odd week. Monday I had a permit inspection for our new water softener scheduled for 2:00. I remembered when the girls brought me the “Sorry we Missed You” notice that was displayed on our doorknob for all to see (sometime ... Read More »

The Wonders of Technology

Day 3 of Summer Vacation: I get a text from one of my kids…”I’m bored.” -Cindy Read More »

11 Weeks, 6 days Until School Starts

I know, I know that is a cynical way to look at summer but you weren’t in my van on the way to soccer tonight. Too much togetherness has already settled in. The topics that my sweet children argued about: Who gets to sit up front (after all these years we still can’t solve that one) Windows up, windows down ... Read More »