MICHIGAN 2010: The Videos

Well…..we’re back!!  It was a wonderful vacation that has (again) provided us with memories to last a lifetime.  But as we try to ease back into our routines (and crawl out of the mountain of laundry), it is taking a little longer to get the pictures organized and blog post written up.  So, I thought this would be a good time to post up the videos I made...

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Family Reunion – 2010

Another 4th of July with family has come and gone.  And while it’s only been a week since we returned from New Mexico, I already find myself reflecting on the peacefulness and beauty of the land we get to enjoy once a year, and the memories of family we don’t see nearly often enough. After a somewhat eventful drive down (rain! rain! rain!), we had our...

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Playing With Toys

I love toys…and that should come as a surprise to no one. That being said, I never realized how much I love them until I watched my kiddos play with my collection of Fisher Price Adventure People this past weekend. And while they came nowhere near enjoying them as much as Cory and I did growing up, it was still a blast watching them play with them. I have to admit...

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Fun in the Fresh Air

The pop-up camper has been hauled out of storage, cleaned, and dragged up to the mountains…which can only mean one thing:  Summer has officially started!  That’s right…this past weekend we spent a couple nights enjoying some time away from the daily chaos at Camp Dick campground in Peaceful Valley, Colorado.  We stayed at this site last year and...

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Another Year in the Books

It’s hard to believe, but soon we will be turning our calendars to June, 2010.  A true sign of how fast time seems to be flying by is that the kiddos have finished up another year of elementary school!  No longer do Jen and I have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader…but rather a ‘soon-to-be’ 2nd and 4th grader!! (and one who hasn’t even started...

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I’m so proud…

I just wanted to share an email that Jen and I received today from Cameron’s teacher.  I know what you’re thinking (because it’s what I was thinking too) – getting an email from your kiddos teacher is usually NOT a good thing, but in this case it was! Here is the email that literally turned my day around, and made me so proud of what an amazing...

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A ‘Sports-filled’ Weekend

Although we are accustomed to squeezing in a couple of soccer games each weekend, we were lucky enough to also catch a baseball game as well!  It was the final Saturday of soccer games for the spring season, so we made sure to cheer extra-hard for our amazing kiddos as they finished the season on a high note…and since Cory’s daycare had a special promo day...

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Happy 3rd Birthday Cory!!

Wow…wow…wow!  It is so hard to believe that our youngest is now three years old!!  I find myself unable to put into words how amazing it is to see our youngest grow into such a wonderful little boy.  He’s as cute as can be (duh! just look at that picture!!), as smart as can be, as polite as can be, as funny as can be…well, you get the point.  ...

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Happy Birthday Jennifer!!

Amazingly enough, another year has gone by…and my favorite day is here once again!  You guessed it, it’s Jen’s birthday!!!  While some might enjoy spoiling themselves, I honestly get absolutely giddy at the opportunity to spoil my lovely wife in an attempt to show her just how special she is (and I would absolutely LOVE it if you would help me...

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A Week to Remember

As everyone knows by now, we decided to do something extra special for spring break this year, and we headed out to visit Grandma and Gramps on Nantucket!  It was everything we could have hoped it would be, full of special memories that will last a lifetime.  And while it certainly isn’t possible to summarize ALL the fun stuff we did during our visit in one little...

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A Great Vacation – By the Numbers

We’re home!  For those of you who don’t know, Jen and I took the kiddos out to Nantucket for spring break – and what a fantastic spring break it was!!  We flew out of Denver on the red-eye flight (11:59pm) on Thursday, March 18th and returned early in the morning March 26th (and when I say ‘early’, I mean...

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There’s Monkeys On Our Site!

This is a very special week for Ellie at school, as she was chosen to be the “Monkey of the Week”!  Now, to the uninformed, that might sound a little confusing – but don’t underestimate the excitement this title can create.  All weekend long Ellie was super-excited to get back to school on Monday.  So…just what can cause my daughter to...

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