Monthly Archives: July 2017

Water Park

Melissa mentioned that her girls wanted to go to Venture River. I hadn’t been in years and years and years, but I thought my kids would love it. Thankfully my Mom wanted to go too because 5 kids is a lot to keep an eye on in the huge water park. The kids had so…

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Pool Time With Cousins

Because we are gluttons for punishment, this is the second summer in a row we have traveled to see our family in the South (relative to where we live) during one of the hottest weeks of the year. The pool sounded like a great idea and so off we went for a morning/afternoon of playing….

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People, People, Everywhere

Wade had invited his high school crew (and their families) over to his parents house for the afternoon. Kids ran wild. Adults talked. It was much fun. We got a group picture and another of the high school crew. Then the kids and I said good-bye and got on the road for Paducah. Wade is…

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What Are The Chances?

For the second time in 10 years, we happened to plan a trip to Memphis and then realized it was the same weekend as Wade’s high school reunion. (For the 10 year we met up with some of his friends but didn’t attend any official events.) This time, Wade wanted to be much more active….

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Daddy Makes It Better

Kaitlyn was super excited when Pop suggested bathing suits in the sprinklers. The boys were on the fence. Then Daddy joined in and everyone loved it!

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Farms And Birthdays

Today’s big plan was a morning at Shelby Farms with a picnic lunch and some paddle boating. It turns out that the paddle boats are run on a rather unpredictable schedule, so we opted for canoeing instead. It was insanely hot but everyone seemed to enjoy the ride. Perfect timing and location has a splash…

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Family Vacation

We are spending the week with Wade’s family and have lots of fun things planned. The general theory is to do something fun in the mornings when it is not as hot and before Kaitlyn’s nap. Then the boys can do their own special thing or just play with all the adults while she (and…

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Major Childhood Achievements

The kids used to be big bike riders – in Milwaukee. We had a great sidewalk and street with little traffic. Then we moved to Platte City and a gravel driveway. Next it was Chicago with a ski slope for a driveway. There just wasn’t a lot of places or opportunities for bike riding. Thankfully…

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