Adventure, Exploring, Laughing, and Growing

One of the things I did in the past year without blogging was to plug into my kids activities more.  One of those was getting involved in Cub Scouts with Bean.  He was a Tiger Scout this past year, and we have loved every single minute of it. One of my favorite things about Cub Scouts is how family-oriented it is.  Our whole family participates, even Gracie, and that not only makes it Bean’s extra curricular activity, but really a family commitment. Chris and I are the den leaders of Bean’s…

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My Blooming Husband

Last week, Chris was in tech rehearsals almost every night, which means he didn’t get home until about 11:00.  And I was fighting a cold, so I was going to bed when the kids did around 8:00 every night.  Chris and I basically saw each other over breakfast in the mornings, and that was about it. (Have I mentioned how much I hate tech weeks?) On Thursday night, I was finally feeling a little better, so I stayed up late to see him when he got home.  We sat in the…

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#oneword2015 Update: Contentment

For the past few years, I have chosen one word to be my New Year’s resolution.  I try to pick one word that I want to embody or even just pay more attention to throughout the coming year.  This year, I chose the word “contentment.” (Read more about my #oneword2013, #oneword2014, and #oneword2015.) I’m almost four months into 2015 so far, and what I have learned about this word surprises me more than any other word I have chosen as my #oneword.  Turns out, contentment, more than any word before,…

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Long Weekends, Happy Hearts

Friday was a teacher planning day for me.  I originally planned to send the kids to our daycare because they offer an extended day program on days when the public schools are closed.  But Bean has figured out that if HE doesn’t have school, then I don’t have school either.  So, he was like, “Can’t I just come with you?” And then when Gracie squeaked out, “Me, too?” Well, how could I say no? So, Friday, we ran some errands and worked in my classroom together.  And it was way…

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