A lot going on…

I realize this blog has gotten quite dusty over the past few months, but no worries.  One day, when the schedule lightens a bit, I will get back to maintaining the goings-on of good ol’ oldweiler.com.  For now I thought I would just spew some random mumblings about what has been going on – and what has kept me away from the site for so long. The main cause...

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A Sunday Full of Memories

Looking back at my childhood I can recall a number of specific memories that have stuck with me for one reason or another.  Whether it was receiving a gift that I had longed for…or taking a trip somewhere special…these memories were strong enough to stand the test of time and still remain relevant in my life.  If I had to wager a guess, I would say this past...

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Spring Break Road Trip!

While sitting around trying to figure out just what to do for Spring Break this year, it occurred to me that road trips don’t have to necessarily be reserved for summer vacations.  With that in mind I dialed up google maps and started to ponder just where our journey could take us.  We needed a trip that would be not only fun, but also worthwhile, since it would...

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Sweethearts Dance

As I progress through this whirlwind adventure called ‘parenthood’ I always try to stay conscious of the big picture.  In particular, those moments that both define me as a parent, and also remind me what the point of all this is.  Saturday night was definitely one of those moments.  Ellie’s Brownie troop had a Sweethearts Dance to celebrate...

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A Fantastic (and frigid!) New Years!

Talk about starting off 2011 with a bang! We had such a special end to 2010…and it honestly ranks up there as one of my favorite New Year’s celebrations ever. Usually we spend NYE at home with friends and family, but this year I decided to mix things up a bit. I surprised the family with a little trip to Estes Park, and we stayed in a condo just outside...

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Flash!!

Our family is now one ‘unit’ larger thanks to our newest addition…Flash!  Jen and the kiddos have been begging me for months to get another puppy, and although it isn’t exactly my decision, it was important to have everyone interested in the addition.  I have to admit I was not too interested in getting a new puppy…that is until I saw the...

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A Magical Return!

Honestly, I have to be the luckiest guy on earth…for I have now enjoyed not one, but TWO magical journeys to Walt Disney World with my amazing family.  There’s just something about these vacations that get me all giddy inside just thinking about them.  As most of you know, Jen and I surprised the kiddos (again) with their second visit to Disney World, and...

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A Special Halloween Treat!

Finally!  The secret is out and we can talk about it!  Many of you may remember how we surprised the kiddos last year with a special trip to Disney World…well, we decided the trip was so special that it was time to head back.  We planned and booked the trip months ago, and we’ve been trying to figure out a way to spring it on them that was different than...

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A Championship Weekend

As I stumble through the amazing journey of being a parent, I am starting to realize there will be certain moments that stick with me forever.  That not only define my role as a parent, but also teach me lessons about what being a parent ‘is’.  This weekend was one of those moments. As you know, Cameron has been playing soccer for almost six years now, and...

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Ellie = 7

I suppose it’s pretty special that two of our kiddos have birthdays so close together…and I’m sure one day (when the unbelievable stress is gone) we will look at this week with a great deal of affection and nostalgia.  For now?  It’s nothing more than your average chaotic/crazy/hectic/unbelievably-special week!  Today, our wonderful daughter...

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It’s that time of year again…

I realized this morning while walking Cameron and Ellie to their first day of school that the expression “time flies” is ringing more and more true with each passing year. Honestly, I could subject my loyal reader (notice the clever use of singular there…hi mom) with countless paragraphs of ‘where-has-the-time-gone’ anecdotes, but instead I...

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Cameron = 9

Wow. Wow. Wow.  Each year it’s the same story…but I have to admit that each year I’m just blown away at how old our kids are getting.  Today, Cameron turns the ripe ol’ age of NINE!  Honestly, these ‘birthday-blog-posts’ seem to be coming much to rapidly!  Enough already! This past year was such an amazing year for Cameron –...

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