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Strawberry Picking 2016

My kids and I have a very special tradition of picking strawberries with my Grandmother at the beginning of each summer.  We started this adventure a few years back and it’s not only a memorable tradition, but a tasty one as well because of the bounty we come home with.  This year we traveled to Dry...
Future Trillionaire Clothing for Boys

Future Trillionaire Clothing for Boys

Recently we were given a snazzy shirt and tie from the Future Trillionaire company and all three of my sons fought for who would get to keep it.  Future Trillionaire is a clothing company for young men started by a Dad who was frustrated trying to find cool matching shirts and ties for his son....
The Children's Theatre Presents:  A Charlie Brown Christmas {GIVEAWAY}

The Children’s Theatre Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas {GIVEAWAY}

One of my all time favorite holiday traditions is to spend a day downtown with our children taking in the sights and lights, going to the Taft Theatre for the Children’s Theatre Holiday show and then having dinner at one of our favorite downtown restaurants.  The Children’s Theatre kicks off our holiday season each year...

Throwback Thursday ~ Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday to this cool guy who I’ve been hanging out with in interesting spots for over thirty years!
Our New Addition

Our New Addition

Say Hello to our newest mouth to feed, “Maximus Heinrich Samwell”, a tiny Bearded Dragon.  In the summer of 2011 we told our children that instead of buying them birthday presents we were going to get them a pet Bearded Dragon.  Fast forward three and a half years and we finally made good on our...
Keeping Peace at the Dinner Table

Keeping Peace at the Dinner Table

Have you ever had a night at the dinner table where chaos reigns?  Children are squabbling, parents are tense, milk is spilled, tears are shed, and sanity is called into question.  That’s an accurate description of our table almost every single night.  It’s a very rare evening where our dinner table resembles a Norman Rockwell...

Throwback Thursday ~ Henry 2012

 Henry ~ Age 2 Fall 2012, the week he refused to take the Monkey costume off.

Max’s Pout

While going through my blog archives I stumbled upon this post from the Fall of 2011 and a very blue six year old Max.  I didn’t pose these pictures, he was just really talented at pouting!
Camp Carnegie

Camp Carnegie

Wednesday was the last day of Camp Carnegie for Ella and Max.  And they are STILL chattering about it days later.  They loved this camp experience so much, and I loved hearing about it from them, and watching their big performances on stage at the Carnegie.  I love that they spent their six days at...
Pictures of Henry by the Ohio River

Pictures of Henry by the Ohio River

Last night was a beautiful spring night, and we took advantage of the weather and spent the evening outside.  First we had a scrumptious dinner (and some good brews) at Keystone Bar & Grill, where we dined outside watching the world go by.  Then we took a walk down to Riverside Drive along the Ohio...
The Independent Child :: Henry & The PBJ Sandwich

The Independent Child :: Henry & The PBJ Sandwich

Raising an independent child is no easy task.  I’ll admit it, when my four year old is begging to make his own peanut butter and jelly sandwich all I can think about is the MESS.  It would be so much easier for me to just whip up a sandwich for him.  But last week when...

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