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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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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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

After an unbelievably busy Thanksgiving weekend, our family is knee-deep in Christmas spirit.  And while I’m so sore I can barely move, I am thrilled to have the house decorated!  This past year has just flown by, and I can’t believe it is already time to celebrate Christmas.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, perhaps a little rundown of the weekend is...

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‘Some Assembly Required’

So this weekend can be summed up in two words:  Play Set.  Jen and I have been working on ‘updating’ our backyard for the past year, and a major part of that project was upgrading our kiddos play-set.  And upgrade we did – this new play-set is amazing, and Cameron, Ellie and CJ could NOT be more excited about the new addition to our back yard.Now I...

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So What’s Next?

So I didn’t really plan on posting anything today, but all day I constantly find myself drifting back to one subject:  Music.  You see, it all started when I stumbled on this article during my morning ‘web-coffee’.  It seems Apple has released a new version of it’s popular iPod shuffle (pictured above).  I know, I know…Apple releases a...

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Fourth Time’s A Charm??

I am finally tackling something that I have had on my mind for the past month/year/4 years/10 years/etc. depending on when you start counting.  I have decided to go back to school and make a concentrated effort on getting my Bachelor’s degree.  Obviously this is not a decision I’m just jumping into – rather something I have tossed and turned over...

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A Day At The Races

Wow – how times have changed.  This past Saturday was Cameron’s first experience with the Pine Wood Derby races…and my first in over 20 years.  Suffice it to say, I think we were BOTH overwhelmed.  Cameron was overwhelmed with the experience – and watching his car zoom down the track.  I was overwhelmed with how far this event has come over...

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Ladies & Gentleman…Start your DVR’s!

So Tuesday night marks the start of another season of the phenomenon known as American Idol (whoopee!?).  Love it, or hate it, no one can deny what an unbelievably HUGE show this is when it comes to # of viewers.  And ‘yes’, I have to say that Jen and I are two of the millions of people who tune in each time it’s on.  Now let me just stop right...

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Bald Eagle In Our Neighborhood

This year sure did start off on a high note. We had a great eve spent with some neighbors as well as our good friends Chris and Molly, and actually didn’t even wake up feeling too bad! We took it pretty easy for most of the day, and ended up scooting over to McDonald’s for lunch. On the way back, we were treated to something truly special. We have a giant...

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A Wonderful Day

Well…we made it!  Another Christmas day has come and gone, and boy are we exhausted.  Yesterday was just a wonderful day all around, and we were lucky to be able to share it with so much of our family.  Of course the kids had an absolute blast the entire day, and were nice enough to sleep in this morning!! So while we dig out of yesterday’s mess, we are...

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Our Christmas House

So…it is no surprise to anyone who knows us that we LOVE to decorate for the holidays!  And sure, we bust out some decorations for all the major holidays, but it is Christmas time that really sets the bar in our household.  All you need to do is look at the 8+ tubs of decorations to see that we REALLY take this time of year seriously. We started decorating the...

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Decorating the Tree

So as I stated in Saturday’s post, we spent most of our day getting our tree up and decorated.  And even though it takes a looooooooong time, we absolutely love having it in our family room.  Below are a couple pictures of Cameron and Ellie as they waited for the chance to be able to put on their ornaments.  CJ was actually napping, while Cameron just did his...

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