Monthly Archives: July 2008


I don’t know how anyone can move without MUSIC. Getting an ipod changed exercise completely for me, and without it I cannot run a step. I love that you can create playlists with specific songs for specific tasks. When making … Continue reading

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Uncle John and Cody

American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition – empathy [(em-puh-thee)] Identifying oneself completely with an object or person, sometimes even to the point of responding physically, as when, watching a baseball player swing at a pitch, one feels … Continue reading

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more girly stuff

Here are the other females of our house. We are down to only four hens. Two are from last years experimental “exotic layer” order, where I tried to branch out and get different breeds than my old favorites from the … Continue reading

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the other girls.

All this boy-blogging. It is only right and fair to occasionally turn our attention to the ladies in our household. That would be ALL of our pets. All girls. It doesn’t take Freud to figure out why, I suppose… Tonight, … Continue reading

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I lie to my kids.

Last night it was HOT. John was going to miss dinner, I wasn’t yet hungry but those swimming boys were STARVING. I couldn’t bear to turn on any appliances and add to the temperatures climb! Then I had a little … Continue reading

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oh poolease!

We had a few setbacks with the installation of Grandpa and Grandma’s birthday gift. The ground wasn’t quite level and the pool listed starboard. Not a big deal but then the water was contaminated. So the super-dedicated-dad-of-the-year-who-was-mumbling-under-his-breath-a-lot spent all of … Continue reading

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like weeds…

We mark the boys height every six months, and every time I am surprised. Every time I find myself thinking “OK-this is why Josiah’s pants got so short…and it must be why Sam is so hungry lately…and why Caleb needs … Continue reading

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