Archives for My Family - Page 3

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Helping Children say goodbye

On Wednesday, I picked up a subdued AJ from school and prepared to bring him home. I expected him to be jubilant as he’d spent all day on a field trip and it was his last full day of school for for 3 months! As a child, I remembered the last week of school as ...
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Why a small children’s party is as good, if not better than a large party

Today, I was reading Jen’s blog (which, if you haven’t read it, you should) on her child’s birthday party and the quandary she is in due to the creativity of her son and his having invited most of the school and the neighboring 3 counties (my author liberty) to his birthday party. When I finished reading ...
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Stick a fork in me: Interview with my child

I said I’d never do it, but I lied. I’m not a meme person, but since I share AJ with you guys, at least in spirit, I couldn’t NOT share this. Besides, it’s in the spirit of Mother’s Day…which was last week. A hat tip goes out to All & Sundry who ganked this from someone ...
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AJ’s leftovers

April 14, 2009 AJ said that if he got bitten by a King “Crowba” (Cobra), he would spend his last 30 minutes alive doing “whatever he wanted” which would include eating all the ice cream he wanted, riding rollercoasters and killing the King Crowba. April 18, 2009 Today, I noticed AJ had two red spots on his face, ...
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Bad to the burn: I’m sunburned on half my body!

Weekends around here have become all AJ all the time starting this weekend. It was this way during basketball season, but now that baseball is here, and we have TWO games per week, I’m questioning our devotion to our spawn. Weekends are to be fun, relaxing time. What occurred this weekend was neither and we ...
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Children are growing up too fast

Natalie and I have been friends for many, many years. 10, at my last guess. We have followed essentially the same path in life with few divergences, but have managed to stay in touch and close throughout marriages, births, extreme joys, extreme hardships, loss, grief, many moves, new homes, new states, new careers, new degrees ...
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Happy Thoughts Compilation from the last week

I don’t know if anyone actually comes to my blog or if everyone just reads through a reader of some sort, but every day or every other, I make changes to my sidebar. They are just little thoughts that aren’t big enough for a whole entry, though they might eventually make up an entry. They ...
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Our Kurt Halsey custom artwork piece

A while back, before Christmas, we had decided to do something special. We’d commissioned artwork before, with disastrous results. When I say disastrous, I will just say it was a learning experience, as those commissions were through a previous friend who has a good heart, but is still learning how to be a professional. As ...
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Dinner at the Waffle House: A dirty restaurant, cheap but good food and free entertainment?

For those that personally know the Blueshelled family, most are aware that the last 4 months have been months of great change in our familial health. All three of us have taken an active role in watching what we eat and attempting to be more active. For me, unfortunately, a bum back, then a bum ...
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