This one time, at Choir Camp…

P8080056You may be thinking, “Choir Camp doesn’t really sound that exciting,” and in some ways you’d be right. This camp may not be jam-packed with activities that’ll knock my socks off, but that’s why I like it. Sure, I come to sing, but that’s never what I remember most…

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A Forced Hurrah

IMG_1350I’m sure we’ve all struggled (at some time or another) to get someone to do what we think is in their best interest. Heck, as a parent, that’s practically our job description! Continue after the break, to hear about my latest bout, where I drugged my kids. I’ll drag them to the library, camping, sight-seeing… Ugh! Can’t a kid just be left alone to their Wi-Fi?… No.

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DIY Electrical–Part 1

IMG_1087After buying my house a year ago, I had determined that I should tackle one major task/upgrade per year. I can continue ‘little’ things in the meantime, but this sets a pace for myself so I don’t get too discouraged. Continue after the break, for the start of this year’s upgrade: electricity.

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June Fun in the Sun

IMG_0408Alright folks, I’m gonna break tradition a bit and go back in time, to post about some activities in the past. There’s some fun we had in June that didn’t get blogged about, in the haste to go on vacation. Continue after the break for fishing & a car show!

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Camp-cation 2015–Part 5

IMG_0957The scent of depression was in the air, as we all knew it was the day to part ways. I scraped the bottom of the gravy can, in a struggle to get the last bit out. That could metaphorically describe how the kids and I felt throughout the day, we just didn’t have much left in us.

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Camp-cation 2015–Part 4

IMG_0947I awoke with the sun on Thursday (a typical thing when I’m camping). This time, instead of rolling over and going back to sleep, I forced myself out of bed to bake fresh biscuits…

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Camp-cation 2015–Part 3

IMG_0769After sleeping off the previous day’s frustration, I wasn’t in the mood to travel. Tuesday was the day my Mom and Aunt were to arrive, so the priority was setting up camp.

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Camp-cation 2015–Part 2

IMG_0759Despite the illness-induced delay, I had a glorious weekend with my brothers. The younger planned to accompany us the rest of the week, as we meet up in California with my Mom and Aunt. Leaving by lunch, we should have plenty of time, right…?

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Camp-cation 2015–Part 1

IMG_0566Ah, summer vacation, the week I think about all year long. I had conspired with my brother in Texas almost weekly and had plans, as usual. While some deviation is to be expected, I was not prepared for what I could only describe as, “a series of unfortunate events.” Continue reading

Fun Guys searching for fungi…

IMG_0188When a friend offered us access to their ‘secret spot’ in exchange for company, we just had to go mushroom hunting.

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