Category Archives: Adventures

Uncalculated Chaos

When Mimi started classes last week, she told me that she was really going to need a new scientific calculator.  Not only had she been using her sister’s aging hand-me-down one, her teachers were encouraging the students to get the … Continue reading

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Mimi’s New Adventure

Shortly after school let out in June, Mimi started asking if she could switch to one of the other high schools in our area. Having known our Drama Queen for several years, I merely raised my eyebrows at her and … Continue reading

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New Adventures

Shortly before the crack of dawn KT and I climbed out of bed, pulled on our clothes and grabbed her packed bag of belongings.  KT had said her goodbyes the night before and in order to avoid another long teary … Continue reading

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Fluttering Those Wings

These last few weeks seem to have been a non-stop frenzy of shopping, stocking up and getting everything  KT needs gathered up for college. In between all of this we’ve had to snatch whatever time she had leftover from hanging … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Package

KT had been searching for vegan hiking boots for a few months. Little did we know that finding a sturdy leather-free boot would become such an odyssey.  In desperation, she finally gave up and searched for a pair online.  (Interestingly, … Continue reading

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Hiding Out In The Monster Closet

Vacations are a lot of fun, but let’s face it, they are also a lot of hard work.  From the anticipation, the packing, and the endless driving to the disruption of routine, unpacking and loads of smelly laundry. I was … Continue reading

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The Basic Necessities

Everybody knows that when you go on vacation, you aren’t supposed to get sick.  Well, almost everyone knows that.  It seems that Shaun didn’t get the message.  Late yesterday afternoon, he started feeling a little under the weather.  He thought … Continue reading

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The Seven Mile Hike

My oldest daughter left the house shortly after the Crack of Dawn this morning to go on a seven mile hike with a couple of her friends.  The hike itself, while a bit challenging, doesn’t bother me. I know KT … Continue reading

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Just When You Think They Are All Grown Up

This afternoon, I needed to make a quick stop at Costco. I usually go by myself, but today I drug my kids along with me.  For some odd reason, my girls thought that the oversized shopping carts would be perfect … Continue reading

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The Very Geeky Tourist (part two)

Part one can be found HERE or maybe the true beginning of the story is actually HERE After visiting the somewhat world famous Gum Wall, we all piled back up into the van and headed back to pick KT up … Continue reading

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