Monthly Archives: June 2016

Homebodies

During a rousing discussion of “what I want to be/do when I grow up”, Ana announced to the surprise of no one, “I want to be a vet!” Yoseph declared, “I want to stay at the house like your keys!” Certain … Continue reading

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A T-Rex by any other name…

I don’t often take the kids clothes shopping. They wear uniforms to school, so their needs are actually pretty minimal. But recently, we were hunting elastic-waisted shorts for a skinny Ethiopian boy and so we found ourselves in the boys’ … Continue reading

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Weather Update

Kids say the darndest things, right? And as I’ve shared before, they have a knack for demonstrating what’s going on in the rest of their world. For example, last week Yoseph revealed how well he learned his kindergarten lesson of telling the … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar

Nothing makes you feel more proud or more inadequate than watching your mom as a grandparent. It makes my heart swell to see how excited the kids are when they learn we are going to visit them. When it’s time to … Continue reading

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Targeted Marketing

On a recent visit to Chesterton to visit my parents, the kids relaxed before bed with a viewing of 101 Dalmatians that my dad recorded on their DVR. Our TV viewing at home is limited to DVDs and Netflix, so … Continue reading

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Just like Jesus

The kids have been fortunate to enjoy time at their mom’s parents’ lake house through the years. They always have some kind of story or adventure to relate about their weekends there. Most recently, Ana was excited to tell us … Continue reading

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Tim and I recently returned from a ten day trip to North Carolina. He participated in a national high school rugby tournament as a referee. Even though it was chilly and damp, he had a great time and I loved … Continue reading

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